Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in the United States

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DISCPOLI

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

How often, if ever, do you discuss politics with your family or friends: never, once or twice a month, once or twice a week, three or four times a week, or every day?
  1) Never
  2) Once or twice a month
  3) Once or twice a week
  4) Three or four times a week
  5) Every day
  8) Don't know
  9) Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Never 22.5% 22.5%
Once or twice a month 36.0% 58.5%
Once or twice a week 20.1% 78.6%
Three or four times a week 10.6% 89.2%
Every day 9.3% 98.5%
Don't know .9% 99.4%
Refused .5% 99.9%
Total N = 1074

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 - 24 25 - 29 30 - 39 40 - 49 50 - 59 60 + TOTAL
Never 40.2% 18.6% 21.9% 16.2% 17.3% 24.7% 22.6%
Once or twice a month 26.1% 44.1% 36.5% 45.9% 33.1% 29.5% 35.5%
Once or twice a week 8.7% 15.3% 24.1% 20.9% 27.6% 18.1% 20.0%
Three or four times a week 16.3% 8.5% 10.9% 6.1% 11.0% 12.7% 10.8%
Every day 8.7% 11.9% 6.6% 10.1% 9.4% 11.4% 9.6%
Don't know 0.0% 1.7% 0.0% 0.7% 0.8% 2.4% 1.0%
Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.8% 1.2% 0.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1044


Education (I-EDUC)

Did not complete high school High school graduate Tech./voc. school after HS Some college or assoc. degree College graduate Post-graduate TOTAL
Never 45.3% 30.4% 21.7% 16.6% 6.7% 7.8% 22.6%
Once or twice a month 35.8% 33.2% 34.8% 42.6% 36.7% 27.3% 35.8%
Once or twice a week 11.3% 21.2% 21.7% 16.6% 27.5% 24.7% 20.1%
Three or four times a week 5.7% 6.9% 10.9% 13.0% 13.3% 19.5% 10.7%
Every day 1.9% 6.0% 6.5% 10.1% 15.0% 19.5% 9.3%
Don't know 0.0% 1.8% 0.0% 1.2% 0.0% 1.3% 1.0%
Refused 0.0% 0.5% 4.3% 0.0% 0.8% 0.0% 0.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1064


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Never 17.7% 26.9% 22.5%
Once or twice a month 36.6% 35.2% 35.9%
Once or twice a week 22.0% 18.1% 20.0%
Three or four times a week 10.1% 11.1% 10.7%
Every day 12.7% 6.2% 9.3%
Don't know 0.8% 1.3% 1.1%
Refused 0.0% 1.0% 0.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1074


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 $20- to under $30,000 $30- to under $50,000 $50- to under $75,000 $75- to under $100,000 $100,000 or more TOTAL
Never 41.0% 23.4% 22.1% 4.1% 14.1% 10.5% 21.7%
Once or twice a month 30.1% 42.9% 40.7% 41.8% 36.6% 24.4% 35.8%
Once or twice a week 15.4% 20.8% 17.9% 33.7% 22.5% 23.3% 21.3%
Three or four times a week 6.4% 9.1% 9.3% 10.2% 12.7% 20.9% 10.7%
Every day 6.4% 2.6% 8.6% 10.2% 14.1% 19.8% 9.7%
Don't know 0.6% 1.3% 0.7% 0.0% 0.0% 1.2% 0.6%
Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.7% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
907


Race (I-RACE)

White (not Hispanic) Black (not Hispanic) Asian (not Hispanic) Other or mixed race (not Hispanic) Hispanic (any mention) TOTAL
Never 18.0% 31.6% 0.0% 6.9% 47.3% 22.5%
Once or twice a month 37.9% 31.6% 28.6% 17.2% 34.1% 35.8%
Once or twice a week 20.3% 19.0% 57.1% 37.9% 11.0% 20.0%
Three or four times a week 13.3% 5.1% 0.0% 6.9% 2.2% 10.6%
Every day 9.7% 10.1% 0.0% 24.1% 3.3% 9.4%
Don't know 0.8% 2.5% 0.0% 0.0% 2.2% 1.1%
Refused 0.2% 0.0% 14.3% 6.9% 0.0% 0.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1063


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Single most important thing Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important TOTAL
Never 17.5% 27.8% 16.8% 24.6% 18.6% 22.6%
Once or twice a month 37.3% 37.3% 38.3% 33.3% 23.7% 36.1%
Once or twice a week 19.8% 19.0% 22.8% 17.5% 18.6% 19.8%
Three or four times a week 16.7% 5.2% 12.0% 19.3% 15.3% 10.6%
Every day 5.6% 8.6% 10.2% 5.3% 23.7% 9.4%
Don't know 2.4% 1.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.0%
Refused 0.8% 0.9% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1068



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