Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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MARITAL

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

Are you married, divorced, separated, widowed, or never been married?
  1) Married
  2) Divorced
  3) Separated
  4) Widowed
  5) Never been married
  6) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Married 53.2% 53.2%
Divorced 12.1% 65.3%
Separated 2.2% 67.5%
Widowed 8.2% 75.7%
Never been married 24.1% 99.8%
Don't know/Refused .2% 100.0%
Total N = 1975

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
Married 29.9% 65.0% 54.9% 53.2%
Divorced 3.0% 14.2% 16.0% 12.2%
Separated 1.5% 3.7% 0.8% 2.2%
Widowed 0.0% 1.3% 22.5% 8.2%
Never been married 65.6% 15.7% 5.8% 24.2%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Married 53.7% 52.8% 53.2%
Divorced 10.5% 13.6% 12.1%
Separated 1.7% 2.6% 2.2%
Widowed 3.4% 12.4% 8.2%
Never been married 30.5% 18.4% 24.1%
Don't know/Refused 0.3% 0.2% 0.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1975


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent or other party No preference TOTAL
Married 63.6% 47.2% 50.5% 52.7% 53.3%
Divorced 8.7% 15.2% 12.4% 11.0% 12.2%
Separated 1.2% 3.0% 2.2% 2.2% 2.2%
Widowed 6.6% 11.5% 5.7% 19.8% 8.2%
Never been married 19.7% 22.9% 28.9% 14.3% 23.9%
Don't know/Refused 0.2% 0.1% 0.2% 0.0% 0.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Married 48.0% 54.5% 57.0% 50.8% 53.2%
Divorced 9.1% 11.0% 12.9% 15.1% 12.1%
Separated 2.1% 2.4% 2.6% 1.4% 2.2%
Widowed 10.1% 10.4% 7.8% 4.4% 8.2%
Never been married 30.5% 21.8% 19.2% 28.3% 24.1%
Don't know/Refused 0.2% 0.0% 0.5% 0.0% 0.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1975


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Christian Jewish Muslim Other non-Christian No preference Agnostic or Atheist TOTAL
Married 57.1% 40.4% 23.8% 17.5% 38.9% 28.6% 53.5%
Divorced 11.6% 6.4% 23.8% 23.7% 12.0% 17.9% 12.0%
Separated 1.9% 2.1% 0.0% 2.6% 4.1% 7.1% 2.2%
Widowed 8.9% 12.8% 0.0% 9.6% 2.8% 0.0% 8.2%
Never been married 20.4% 38.3% 52.4% 46.5% 42.2% 46.4% 23.9%
Don't know/Refused 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1960



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