News Interest Index, October 2003

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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?
  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
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
More than once a week 14.9% 14.9%
Once a week 24.7% 39.6%
Once or twice a month 14.7% 54.3%
A few times a year 19.6% 73.9%
Seldom 16.1% 90%
Never 8.7% 98.7%
Don't know/Refused 1.3% 100%
Total N = 1515

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
More than once a week 11.5% 8.7% 15.3% 16.3% 17.9% 19.3% 14.8%
Once a week 19.7% 19.1% 20.5% 22.4% 27.8% 38.1% 24.4%
Once or twice a month 22.1% 19.3% 16.6% 13.9% 12.5% 4.8% 14.8%
A few times a year 20.0% 20.0% 20.7% 24.8% 21.8% 11.3% 19.8%
Seldom 17.3% 18.5% 15.3% 15.1% 14.9% 17.0% 16.3%
Never 8.5% 11.9% 10.8% 6.3% 4.8% 7.9% 8.6%
Don't know/Refused 0.9% 2.5% 0.7% 1.2% 0.3% 1.6% 1.3%
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
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%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
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 11.3% 14.9% 15.9% 16.4% 14.9% 15.0%
Once a week 23.7% 24.8% 23.5% 28.1% 22.6% 24.7%
Once or twice a month 14.0% 12.9% 17.0% 15.1% 14.5% 14.7%
A few times a year 22.1% 19.7% 20.3% 17.1% 18.6% 19.6%
Seldom 19.4% 15.8% 16.2% 14.7% 14.0% 16.1%
Never 7.8% 10.3% 6.8% 7.7% 12.7% 8.7%
Don't know/Refused 1.6% 1.6% 0.3% 0.9% 2.7% 1.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1510


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
More than once a week 12.1% 17.4% 14.9%
Once a week 23.4% 25.9% 24.7%
Once or twice a month 14.7% 14.8% 14.7%
A few times a year 19.4% 19.7% 19.6%
Seldom 19.3% 13.2% 16.1%
Never 9.8% 7.7% 8.7%
Don't know/Refused 1.3% 1.4% 1.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1515


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
More than once a week 22.0% 13.0% 10.2% 14.9%
Once a week 32.4% 21.7% 18.1% 24.0%
Once or twice a month 14.8% 13.6% 17.9% 15.4%
A few times a year 15.3% 23.5% 20.7% 20.0%
Seldom 11.6% 18.6% 18.5% 16.3%
Never 3.1% 8.7% 14.0% 8.6%
Don't know/Refused 0.8% 0.9% 0.6% 0.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1402


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
More than once a week 14.3% 24.6% 11.1% 14.9%
Once a week 25.9% 21.8% 22.2% 24.9%
Once or twice a month 13.0% 21.4% 19.4% 14.9%
A few times a year 19.5% 16.1% 22.5% 19.6%
Seldom 17.4% 11.6% 12.4% 16.0%
Never 9.0% 3.2% 11.1% 8.7%
Don't know/Refused 1.0% 1.4% 1.3% 1.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1499



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