News Interest Index, October 2003

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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 55.4% 55.4%
Divorced 12.3% 67.7%
Separated 1.8% 69.5%
Widowed 9.5% 79%
Never been married 20.5% 99.5%
Don't know/Refused .5% 100%
Total N = 1515

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Married 16.7% 59.5% 67.7% 68.1% 66.7% 43.1% 55.6%
Divorced 1.5% 8.7% 16.4% 16.6% 18.2% 9.0% 12.2%
Separated 0.6% 2.5% 2.9% 2.4% 0.9% 0.5% 1.8%
Widowed 2.1% 0.4% 0.5% 3.0% 8.3% 44.0% 9.5%
Never been married 79.1% 28.9% 12.1% 9.3% 6.0% 2.3% 20.6%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.4% 0.6% 0.0% 1.1% 0.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1495


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
Married 63.6% 61.7% 51.9% 55.5% 48.8% 40.3% 55.3%
Divorced 7.5% 8.3% 13.2% 13.9% 16.7% 18.6% 12.3%
Separated 1.8% 1.8% 1.8% 2.7% 0.9% 1.3% 1.8%
Widowed 13.1% 12.6% 6.1% 6.1% 10.2% 9.1% 9.7%
Never been married 13.3% 15.3% 27.1% 21.4% 22.8% 29.9% 20.5%
Don't know/Refused 0.8% 0.3% 0.0% 0.4% 0.5% 0.9% 0.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1496


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school graduate High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) Some college, no 4-year degree (or technical or vocational school) College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., toward a Master's Degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school) TOTAL
Married 36.8% 57.1% 54.1% 62.3% 70.9% 55.5%
Divorced 13.4% 12.4% 13.9% 9.6% 9.9% 12.3%
Separated 0.5% 2.4% 1.6% 1.7% 1.8% 1.8%
Widowed 25.3% 9.1% 6.9% 5.5% 2.7% 9.6%
Never been married 23.1% 19.0% 23.1% 20.6% 13.5% 20.5%
Don't know/Refused 0.8% 0.0% 0.3% 0.2% 1.3% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1510


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Married 58.1% 53.1% 55.5%
Divorced 11.7% 12.9% 12.3%
Separated 1.9% 1.6% 1.7%
Widowed 5.1% 13.6% 9.6%
Never been married 23.0% 18.1% 20.4%
Don't know/Refused 0.2% 0.8% 0.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1515


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Married 67.2% 47.7% 52.0% 55.3%
Divorced 8.5% 16.2% 12.5% 12.5%
Separated 1.4% 1.6% 2.3% 1.8%
Widowed 5.9% 14.7% 7.2% 9.5%
Never been married 16.5% 19.6% 25.4% 20.5%
Don't know/Refused 0.5% 0.2% 0.6% 0.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1402


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Married 58.5% 37.3% 53.5% 55.5%
Divorced 12.0% 13.4% 12.6% 12.2%
Separated 1.6% 3.2% 1.8% 1.8%
Widowed 10.4% 10.9% 5.0% 9.6%
Never been married 17.2% 35.2% 27.1% 20.6%
Don't know/Refused 0.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1499



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