December 2006 Values Update Survey

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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
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Married 50.6% 50.6%
Divorced 12.4% 63%
Separated 2.4% 65.4%
Widowed 9.2% 74.6%
Never been married 24.8% 99.4%
Don't know/Refused .5% 99.9%
Total N = 2007

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Married 13.1% 51.4% 61.9% 61.1% 59.0% 44.7% 50.5%
Divorced 1.6% 6.1% 13.0% 21.4% 19.7% 10.5% 12.5%
Separated 0.8% 3.2% 3.6% 2.9% 1.9% 1.2% 2.4%
Widowed 0.0% 0.0% 1.9% 3.4% 13.6% 38.3% 9.2%
Never been married 84.4% 38.4% 19.6% 11.3% 5.4% 5.0% 25.2%
Don't know/Refused 0.2% 0.8% 0.0% 0.0% 0.5% 0.2% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1969


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Married 57.0% 44.5% 50.6%
Divorced 11.5% 13.3% 12.4%
Separated 1.5% 3.2% 2.4%
Widowed 4.2% 14.0% 9.2%
Never been married 25.3% 24.4% 24.9%
Don't know/Refused 0.5% 0.5% 0.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2007


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College graduate and above TOTAL
Married 39.1% 46.3% 50.4% 62.4% 50.6%
Divorced 13.9% 13.3% 12.2% 10.9% 12.5%
Separated 4.8% 3.7% 1.0% 0.5% 2.3%
Widowed 15.6% 11.1% 6.7% 5.9% 9.3%
Never been married 26.2% 25.3% 29.4% 19.7% 24.9%
Don't know/Refused 0.4% 0.4% 0.2% 0.6% 0.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1994


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Married 63.1% 42.7% 49.6% 50.6%
Divorced 10.4% 12.9% 13.3% 12.4%
Separated 0.6% 3.4% 2.5% 2.3%
Widowed 9.0% 12.3% 7.0% 9.3%
Never been married 16.8% 28.4% 26.7% 24.8%
Don't know/Refused 0.1% 0.3% 0.9% 0.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1870


Race (I-RACE)

White non-Hispanic Black non-Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Married 54.4% 31.5% 47.3% 50.6%
Divorced 13.1% 13.1% 9.6% 12.5%
Separated 2.4% 2.3% 2.7% 2.4%
Widowed 10.4% 11.7% 3.3% 9.2%
Never been married 19.6% 41.4% 36.3% 25.0%
Don't know/Refused 0.2% 0.0% 0.8% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1985



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