U.S. Religious Landscape Study, 2014

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QI4D

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

Q.I4d. And how often do you think about the meaning and purpose of life - 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 55.5% 55.5%
Once or twice a month 14.8% 70.3%
Several times a year 11.1% 81.4%
Seldom 12.2% 93.6%
Never 5.1% 98.7%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 1.3% 100%
Total N = 35071

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
At least once a week 52.9% 57.9% 55.5%
Once or twice a month 14.8% 14.8% 14.8%
Several times a year 11.8% 10.5% 11.1%
Seldom 13.2% 11.3% 12.2%
Never 6.2% 4.0% 5.1%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 1.1% 1.5% 1.3%
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 54.8% 56.2% 54.4% 59.6% 59.8% 55.4%
Once or twice a month 15.4% 15.2% 14.9% 11.9% 11.3% 14.9%
Several times a year 11.5% 11.2% 11.6% 7.4% 10.7% 11.2%
Seldom 12.3% 11.6% 13.0% 10.8% 10.7% 12.3%
Never 4.8% 4.7% 5.1% 7.9% 4.5% 5.1%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 1.2% 1.0% 1.0% 2.4% 3.1% 1.1%
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 63.2% 58.8% 53.8% 49.3% 48.3% 55.5%
Once or twice a month 11.4% 13.8% 16.4% 17.6% 18.4% 15.2%
Several times a year 8.1% 9.6% 11.6% 13.6% 15.3% 11.3%
Seldom 10.4% 11.8% 13.1% 14.6% 12.7% 12.3%
Never 5.3% 5.0% 4.4% 4.4% 4.9% 4.8%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 1.6% 1.0% 0.7% 0.5% 0.4% 0.9%
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 61.2% 56.4% 56.9% 49.9% 51.7% 55.5%
Once or twice a month 10.0% 13.1% 15.2% 18.2% 18.0% 14.8%
Several times a year 9.0% 10.1% 10.4% 13.8% 13.8% 11.1%
Seldom 9.4% 12.7% 12.4% 13.2% 11.8% 12.2%
Never 7.1% 6.4% 4.1% 3.9% 4.1% 5.1%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 3.3% 1.4% 0.9% 1.1% 0.6% 1.3%
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 55.8% 51.9% 54.9% 57.5% 56.4% 55.5%
Once or twice a month 18.0% 16.4% 15.0% 13.9% 11.8% 14.9%
Several times a year 11.3% 13.0% 11.9% 11.1% 9.2% 11.1%
Seldom 10.4% 12.8% 12.5% 11.9% 13.5% 12.2%
Never 4.1% 4.8% 4.9% 4.5% 6.6% 5.1%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 0.5% 1.0% 0.8% 1.0% 2.5% 1.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
34345



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