News Interest Index, October 2003

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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 15.1% 15.1%
Once a week 25% 40.1%
Once or twice a month 14.9% 55%
A few times a year 19.8% 74.8%
Seldom 16.3% 91.1%
Never 8.8% 99.9%
Total N = 1496

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
More than once a week 11.6% 9.0% 15.4% 16.5% 18.0% 19.6% 15.0%
Once a week 19.9% 19.6% 20.7% 22.7% 27.8% 38.7% 24.7%
Once or twice a month 22.3% 19.8% 16.7% 14.1% 12.6% 4.8% 15.0%
A few times a year 20.2% 20.5% 20.9% 25.1% 21.9% 11.5% 20.1%
Seldom 17.4% 19.0% 15.4% 15.3% 15.0% 17.3% 16.5%
Never 8.6% 12.2% 10.9% 6.3% 4.8% 8.1% 8.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1477


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% 15.1%
Once a week 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 25.0%
Once or twice a month 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 14.9%
A few times a year 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 19.8%
Seldom 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 16.3%
Never 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 8.8%
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
More than once a week 11.5% 15.1% 16.0% 16.6% 15.3% 15.1%
Once a week 24.1% 25.2% 23.6% 28.4% 23.3% 25.0%
Once or twice a month 14.2% 13.1% 17.1% 15.3% 14.9% 14.9%
A few times a year 22.5% 20.0% 20.3% 17.2% 19.1% 19.9%
Seldom 19.7% 16.1% 16.3% 14.8% 14.4% 16.3%
Never 7.9% 10.5% 6.8% 7.7% 13.0% 8.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1492


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
More than once a week 12.3% 17.6% 15.1%
Once a week 23.7% 26.2% 25.0%
Once or twice a month 14.9% 15.0% 14.9%
A few times a year 19.7% 20.0% 19.8%
Seldom 19.5% 13.4% 16.3%
Never 9.9% 7.8% 8.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1496


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
More than once a week 22.2% 13.1% 10.3% 15.1%
Once a week 32.7% 21.9% 18.3% 24.1%
Once or twice a month 14.9% 13.7% 18.0% 15.5%
A few times a year 15.4% 23.7% 20.8% 20.2%
Seldom 11.7% 18.7% 18.6% 16.5%
Never 3.1% 8.8% 14.1% 8.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1392


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
More than once a week 14.4% 24.9% 11.3% 15.1%
Once a week 26.1% 22.1% 22.5% 25.2%
Once or twice a month 13.1% 21.7% 19.7% 15.0%
A few times a year 19.7% 16.4% 22.8% 19.8%
Seldom 17.6% 11.7% 12.5% 16.2%
Never 9.1% 3.2% 11.3% 8.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1484



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