Religion and Public Life Survey, 2008

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ATTEND

(Percentages are weighted by WEIGHT; Total Ns reported are unweighted)

Aside from weddings and funerals, how often do you attend religious services . . . more than once a week, once a week, once or twice a month, a few times a year, seldom, or never?
  1) More than once a week
  2) Once a week
  3) Once or twice a month
  4) A few times a year
  5) Seldom
  6) Never
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
More than once a week 13.3% 13.3%
Once a week 26.2% 39.5%
Once or twice a month 16.2% 55.7%
A few times a year 18.3% 74%
Seldom 14.7% 88.7%
Never 10.2% 98.9%
Don't know/Refused 1.1% 100%
Total N = 2905

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75+ TOTAL
More than once a week 10.3% 11.8% 15.1% 15.1% 18.8% 13.4%
Once a week 19.4% 24.7% 27.3% 30.6% 38.6% 26.2%
Once or twice a month 20.2% 17.7% 14.7% 14.0% 9.9% 16.2%
A few times a year 21.7% 20.5% 17.0% 15.3% 11.4% 18.3%
Seldom 15.2% 15.3% 15.4% 14.3% 9.9% 14.8%
Never 12.6% 9.0% 9.7% 10.7% 9.9% 10.3%
Don't know/Refused 0.7% 1.0% 0.9% 0.0% 1.5% 0.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2851


Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

More than once a week Once a week Once or twice a month A few times a year Seldom Never TOTAL
More than once a week 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 13.4%
Once a week 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 26.4%
Once or twice a month 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 16.4%
A few times a year 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 18.5%
Seldom 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 14.9%
Never 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 10.3%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2873


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school diploma High school graduate (grade 12 or GED certificate) Business, technical or vocational school AFTER high school or some college (no four-year degree) College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other four-year degree) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college TOTAL
More than once a week 12.6% 12.9% 16.9% 10.4% 12.6% 13.4%
Once a week 32.1% 25.0% 23.2% 27.0% 27.9% 26.3%
Once or twice a month 15.7% 15.9% 16.2% 17.7% 15.9% 16.2%
A few times a year 14.5% 18.3% 17.8% 22.8% 17.3% 18.3%
Seldom 14.7% 16.1% 15.9% 10.2% 15.3% 14.8%
Never 9.7% 10.5% 9.4% 11.5% 10.3% 10.2%
Don't know/Refused 0.7% 1.3% 0.6% 0.4% 0.7% 0.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2869


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 $20,000 to under $30,000 $30,000 to under $50,000 $50,000 to under $75,000 $75,000 to under $100,000 $100,000 or more TOTAL
More than once a week 14.8% 18.2% 12.9% 15.1% 11.7% 9.9% 13.7%
Once a week 29.4% 25.1% 23.1% 23.6% 26.4% 25.1% 25.5%
Once or twice a month 15.9% 10.4% 18.1% 13.6% 20.5% 16.8% 15.9%
A few times a year 16.8% 17.6% 20.2% 20.5% 16.6% 21.7% 19.0%
Seldom 12.4% 18.5% 14.4% 16.7% 11.7% 16.1% 14.9%
Never 10.4% 9.3% 10.8% 10.2% 13.0% 8.5% 10.3%
Don't know/Refused 0.4% 0.9% 0.6% 0.2% 0.0% 1.9% 0.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2554


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal or very liberal TOTAL
More than once a week 28.9% 13.6% 8.3% 4.5% 12.8%
Once a week 41.3% 29.7% 20.9% 16.2% 26.2%
Once or twice a month 10.3% 18.5% 20.6% 17.5% 17.5%
A few times a year 9.1% 15.8% 23.0% 21.0% 17.9%
Seldom 6.6% 14.1% 16.4% 22.7% 15.2%
Never 3.3% 7.0% 10.2% 17.9% 9.6%
Don't know/Refused 0.4% 1.3% 0.7% 0.3% 0.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1411


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other or Jewish None TOTAL
More than once a week 18.9% 7.7% 17.4% 1.3% 13.4%
Once a week 29.6% 36.9% 22.2% 3.4% 26.7%
Once or twice a month 16.4% 17.6% 21.6% 8.6% 16.5%
A few times a year 17.6% 20.5% 18.5% 16.8% 18.4%
Seldom 12.3% 12.9% 13.1% 27.5% 14.6%
Never 4.3% 4.2% 7.2% 41.9% 9.9%
Don't know/Refused 0.9% 0.1% 0.0% 0.5% 0.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2821


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
More than once a week 11.9% 14.6% 13.3%
Once a week 22.2% 29.9% 26.2%
Once or twice a month 16.2% 16.3% 16.2%
A few times a year 19.9% 16.8% 18.3%
Seldom 16.5% 13.0% 14.7%
Never 12.0% 8.5% 10.2%
Don't know/Refused 1.3% 0.9% 1.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2905



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