U.S. Religious Landscape Study, 2014

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QI4A

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

Q.I4a. Now, thinking about some different kinds of experiences, how often do you feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and well-being - would you say at least once a week, once or twice a month, several times a year, seldom, or never?
  1) At least once a week
  2) Once or twice a month
  3) Several times a year
  4) Seldom
  5) Never
  9) (VOL) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
At least once a week 58.6% 58.6%
Once or twice a month 14.8% 73.4%
Several times a year 9.4% 82.8%
Seldom 10.3% 93.1%
Never 5.5% 98.6%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 1.4% 100%
Total N = 35071

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
At least once a week 53.0% 64.0% 58.6%
Once or twice a month 15.3% 14.3% 14.8%
Several times a year 9.9% 8.8% 9.4%
Seldom 12.7% 8.1% 10.3%
Never 7.6% 3.6% 5.5%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 1.6% 1.3% 1.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
35071


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference (VOL) Other party (VOL) TOTAL
At least once a week 64.3% 57.9% 55.4% 60.7% 60.6% 58.6%
Once or twice a month 14.0% 14.9% 15.9% 11.6% 11.0% 14.8%
Several times a year 8.7% 9.7% 10.1% 6.2% 8.2% 9.4%
Seldom 8.4% 10.5% 11.4% 11.7% 10.3% 10.4%
Never 3.4% 5.7% 6.3% 7.0% 5.8% 5.5%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 1.1% 1.4% 1.0% 2.7% 4.1% 1.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
34112


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 20 to under $40,000 50 to under $75,000 75 to under $100,000 $100,000 or more TOTAL
At least once a week 58.6% 60.3% 59.4% 56.0% 55.0% 58.2%
Once or twice a month 13.6% 14.7% 15.0% 16.9% 16.7% 15.2%
Several times a year 8.9% 8.2% 9.9% 10.4% 11.5% 9.7%
Seldom 11.1% 10.2% 10.3% 10.4% 10.4% 10.5%
Never 6.3% 5.6% 4.5% 5.1% 5.3% 5.4%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 1.5% 1.0% 0.9% 1.1% 1.0% 1.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
30490


Education (I-EDUC)

High school incomplete or less than high school (no diploma) High school graduate (grade 12 with diploma or GED certificate) Some college, no degree (includes some community college) or two-year associate degree from a college or university Four-year college or university degree/Bachelor's degree (e.g., BS, BA, AB) Some postgraduate or professional school or postgraduate or professional degree, including master's, doctorate, medical or law degree (e.g., MA, MS, PhD, MD, JD, graduate school) TOTAL
At least once a week 60.5% 57.1% 60.5% 57.7% 57.2% 58.6%
Once or twice a month 12.4% 13.9% 15.0% 16.7% 16.3% 14.8%
Several times a year 7.9% 9.2% 8.6% 10.7% 11.2% 9.4%
Seldom 10.1% 11.5% 9.7% 9.6% 9.8% 10.3%
Never 7.1% 6.8% 5.0% 4.1% 4.2% 5.5%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 2.1% 1.5% 1.2% 1.2% 1.4% 1.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
34868


Age (I-AGE)

Age 29 or younger 30-39 40-49 50-59 Age 60 or older TOTAL
At least once a week 50.3% 55.3% 58.7% 63.0% 64.2% 58.5%
Once or twice a month 19.3% 15.9% 15.2% 12.9% 11.5% 14.8%
Several times a year 10.4% 11.3% 9.8% 9.0% 7.5% 9.4%
Seldom 11.0% 11.4% 10.1% 9.7% 9.8% 10.3%
Never 8.0% 5.2% 4.7% 4.3% 5.0% 5.5%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 1.0% 0.9% 1.4% 1.1% 2.1% 1.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
34345



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