Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001

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FREQGRPS

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

Please indicate how often, if ever, you do each of the following activities. -- Attend prayer group meetings or Bible or scripture study groups.
  1) Frequently
  2) Sometimes
  3) Hardly ever
  4) Never
  5) Does not apply
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Frequently 17.8% 17.8%
Sometimes 19.8% 37.6%
Hardly ever 14.6% 52.2%
Never 46.1% 98.3%
Does not apply .5% 98.8%
Don't know/Refused 1.2% 100%
Total N = 2041

Variable Comparisons

Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Frequently 14.1% 21.2% 17.8%
Sometimes 18.0% 21.3% 19.7%
Hardly ever 16.4% 12.9% 14.6%
Never 49.6% 42.9% 46.1%
Does not apply 0.4% 0.6% 0.5%
Don't know/Refused 1.4% 1.1% 1.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2041


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference or Don't know/Refused TOTAL
Frequently 25.2% 14.3% 13.1% 22.9% 17.8%
Sometimes 19.8% 23.3% 15.9% 15.9% 19.7%
Hardly ever 16.7% 12.6% 15.4% 13.6% 14.6%
Never 37.5% 47.8% 54.4% 42.0% 46.1%
Does not apply 0.7% 0.7% 0.3% 0.3% 0.5%
Don't know/Refused 0.1% 1.5% 0.9% 5.2% 1.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2036


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 $20,000 to under $40,000 $40,000 to under $75,000 $75,000 to under $100,000 $100,000 or more TOTAL
Frequently 23.3% 18.6% 15.1% 12.9% 13.7% 17.6%
Sometimes 17.6% 18.7% 20.7% 22.0% 20.8% 19.5%
Hardly ever 13.8% 18.2% 16.1% 14.9% 11.1% 15.7%
Never 43.9% 43.9% 46.6% 50.2% 53.4% 46.1%
Does not apply 0.2% 0.4% 0.8% 0.0% 0.5% 0.5%
Don't know/Refused 1.2% 0.2% 0.7% 0.0% 0.5% 0.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1697


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) Business, Technical, or vocational school after high school Some college, no four-year degree College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree) Postgraduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., towards a master's degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school) TOTAL
Frequently 21.8% 18.1% 28.5% 18.8% 12.8% 11.8% 17.9%
Sometimes 22.2% 22.5% 13.5% 15.8% 20.1% 19.4% 19.8%
Hardly ever 13.8% 15.3% 13.5% 13.8% 17.7% 11.3% 14.6%
Never 40.1% 42.4% 43.5% 50.4% 47.7% 56.2% 46.1%
Does not apply 0.0% 0.8% 1.0% 0.2% 0.6% 0.9% 0.5%
Don't know/Refused 2.0% 0.9% 0.0% 1.0% 1.1% 0.5% 1.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2030


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced/Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Frequently 19.4% 16.5% 24.1% 13.5% 17.9%
Sometimes 21.5% 16.9% 18.5% 18.0% 19.7%
Hardly ever 15.6% 14.7% 8.1% 14.6% 14.6%
Never 41.9% 49.6% 47.1% 52.7% 46.1%
Does not apply 0.7% 0.5% 0.3% 0.3% 0.5%
Don't know/Refused 0.8% 1.9% 2.0% 0.8% 1.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2031


Age (I-AGE)

18-30 31-40 41-50 51-64 65+ TOTAL
Frequently 13.9% 15.2% 18.2% 22.3% 22.6% 18.0%
Sometimes 17.6% 22.1% 21.4% 17.6% 19.5% 19.6%
Hardly ever 18.0% 13.0% 16.6% 13.2% 10.0% 14.5%
Never 49.3% 47.9% 43.0% 44.7% 46.3% 46.4%
Does not apply 0.2% 1.1% 0.0% 0.9% 0.1% 0.5%
Don't know/Refused 1.0% 0.7% 0.8% 1.2% 1.5% 1.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2009


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
Frequently 60.3% 20.5% 7.9% 2.1% 1.6% 2.3% 18.0%
Sometimes 23.8% 35.2% 23.7% 8.8% 4.3% 0.6% 19.7%
Hardly ever 5.8% 15.1% 21.4% 20.1% 17.5% 1.2% 14.7%
Never 7.7% 28.1% 45.5% 68.1% 76.2% 95.4% 46.4%
Does not apply 1.2% 0.4% 0.3% 0.3% 0.4% 0.6% 0.5%
Don't know/Refused 1.1% 0.7% 1.3% 0.6% 0.0% 0.0% 0.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2023



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