U.S. Religious Landscape Study, 2014

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FERTREC

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

[ASK ALL:] How many children have you ever had? Please count all your biological children who were born alive at any time in your life. [INTERVIEWER NOTE: IF RESPONDENT ASKS WHETHER ADOPTED CHILDREN OR STEPCHILDREN SHOULD BE INCLUDED, SAY: No, we're asking you only to count all your biological children who were born alive at any time in your life; IF RESPONDENT IS UNCOMFORTABLE WITH THIS QUESTION, SAY: We understand that this is a sensitive question. We ask it in this way for a very specific research purpose - so that we can estimate the total fertility rate of the population. [IF RESPONDENT IS UNCOMFORTABLE SPECIFICALLY BECAUSE THE QUESTION DOES NOT INCLUDE ADOPTED CHILDREN, SAY: It's not that we're not interested in adoption. It's just that this question is asked for the very specific purpose of trying to estimate the total fertility rate of the population.]
  0) None
  1) One
  2) Two
  3) Three
  4) Four
  5) Five or more
  99) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
None 31.5% 31.5%
One 14.2% 45.7%
Two 24% 69.7%
Three 15.4% 85.1%
Four 7.4% 92.5%
Five or more 6.3% 98.8%
Don't know/Refused 1.2% 100%
Total N = 35071

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
None 36.8% 26.5% 31.5%
One 13.9% 14.5% 14.2%
Two 22.3% 25.5% 24.0%
Three 13.8% 16.9% 15.4%
Four 6.2% 8.7% 7.4%
Five or more 5.7% 6.9% 6.3%
Don't know/Refused 1.3% 1.1% 1.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
35071


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference (VOL) Other party (VOL) TOTAL
None 25.0% 30.6% 36.6% 29.3% 37.5% 31.6%
One 13.4% 15.5% 14.0% 13.7% 12.0% 14.2%
Two 28.2% 23.3% 22.2% 23.4% 25.1% 24.1%
Three 17.8% 15.0% 14.2% 17.4% 13.4% 15.5%
Four 8.6% 7.7% 6.6% 6.6% 5.8% 7.4%
Five or more 6.4% 7.1% 5.3% 8.0% 5.2% 6.3%
Don't know/Refused 0.6% 0.9% 1.1% 1.6% 1.0% 0.9%
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
None 31.3% 32.3% 32.3% 30.7% 29.4% 31.3%
One 14.8% 15.0% 14.4% 14.9% 13.9% 14.6%
Two 18.4% 20.9% 25.0% 30.0% 30.6% 24.2%
Three 14.6% 15.3% 15.8% 15.0% 16.6% 15.5%
Four 9.6% 8.3% 6.7% 6.0% 5.8% 7.4%
Five or more 10.3% 7.7% 5.5% 3.2% 3.1% 6.4%
Don't know/Refused 1.1% 0.5% 0.4% 0.3% 0.6% 0.6%
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
None 18.2% 30.7% 34.2% 35.9% 31.7% 31.5%
One 10.7% 13.7% 15.1% 15.1% 14.8% 14.2%
Two 18.8% 23.2% 23.9% 25.0% 29.0% 24.0%
Three 21.2% 15.6% 14.5% 13.8% 14.7% 15.4%
Four 12.9% 8.4% 6.3% 5.6% 5.8% 7.4%
Five or more 16.5% 7.1% 5.0% 3.3% 3.1% 6.3%
Don't know/Refused 1.6% 1.1% 0.9% 1.2% 1.0% 1.1%
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
None 75.4% 31.8% 19.0% 19.0% 12.0% 31.7%
One 12.1% 17.6% 15.3% 15.5% 12.4% 14.2%
Two 7.1% 24.7% 30.2% 29.7% 29.5% 24.0%
Three 2.9% 14.3% 19.1% 19.7% 21.3% 15.4%
Four 1.1% 5.9% 8.6% 8.2% 12.4% 7.4%
Five or more 0.7% 5.1% 6.6% 6.8% 11.5% 6.3%
Don't know/Refused 0.8% 0.6% 1.2% 1.1% 0.9% 0.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
34345



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