Religion and Public Life Survey, 2008

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I-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? (Recoded for use with online analysis)
  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

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
More than once a week 13.4% 13.4%
Once a week 26.4% 39.8%
Once or twice a month 16.4% 56.2%
A few times a year 18.5% 74.7%
Seldom 14.9% 89.6%
Never 10.3% 99.9%
Total N = 2873

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75+ TOTAL
More than once a week 10.3% 11.9% 15.2% 15.1% 19.1% 13.5%
Once a week 19.5% 24.9% 27.5% 30.6% 39.2% 26.4%
Once or twice a month 20.3% 17.9% 14.8% 14.0% 10.1% 16.4%
A few times a year 21.8% 20.8% 17.1% 15.3% 11.6% 18.4%
Seldom 15.3% 15.5% 15.6% 14.3% 10.1% 14.9%
Never 12.7% 9.1% 9.8% 10.7% 10.1% 10.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2830


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%
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 12.7% 13.1% 17.0% 10.5% 12.7% 13.5%
Once a week 32.3% 25.4% 23.3% 27.1% 28.1% 26.5%
Once or twice a month 15.8% 16.1% 16.3% 17.7% 16.1% 16.4%
A few times a year 14.6% 18.6% 17.9% 22.9% 17.4% 18.4%
Seldom 14.8% 16.3% 16.0% 10.3% 15.4% 14.9%
Never 9.8% 10.6% 9.4% 11.5% 10.4% 10.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2846


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% 18.4% 12.9% 15.2% 11.7% 10.1% 13.8%
Once a week 29.5% 25.3% 23.2% 23.7% 26.4% 25.5% 25.6%
Once or twice a month 15.9% 10.5% 18.3% 13.6% 20.5% 17.1% 16.0%
A few times a year 16.8% 17.8% 20.3% 20.5% 16.6% 22.2% 19.2%
Seldom 12.5% 18.7% 14.4% 16.7% 11.7% 16.4% 15.0%
Never 10.4% 9.3% 10.8% 10.3% 13.0% 8.7% 10.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2536


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal or very liberal TOTAL
More than once a week 29.0% 13.8% 8.4% 4.5% 12.9%
Once a week 41.5% 30.1% 21.0% 16.2% 26.4%
Once or twice a month 10.4% 18.7% 20.8% 17.6% 17.7%
A few times a year 9.1% 16.0% 23.2% 21.0% 18.0%
Seldom 6.6% 14.3% 16.5% 22.8% 15.4%
Never 3.3% 7.1% 10.3% 17.9% 9.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1398


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other or Jewish None TOTAL
More than once a week 19.1% 7.7% 17.4% 1.3% 13.4%
Once a week 29.8% 37.0% 22.2% 3.4% 26.9%
Once or twice a month 16.6% 17.7% 21.6% 8.7% 16.6%
A few times a year 17.8% 20.5% 18.5% 16.8% 18.5%
Seldom 12.4% 12.9% 13.1% 27.6% 14.7%
Never 4.4% 4.2% 7.2% 42.1% 9.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2803


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
More than once a week 12.0% 14.7% 13.4%
Once a week 22.5% 30.1% 26.4%
Once or twice a month 16.4% 16.4% 16.4%
A few times a year 20.2% 17.0% 18.5%
Seldom 16.7% 13.1% 14.9%
Never 12.2% 8.6% 10.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2873



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