Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001

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FREQMUSC

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

ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO INDICATED THEY ATTEND CHURCH ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH OR MORE (ANSWERED 1-3 FOR FREQATND). Please indicate how often, if ever, you do each of the following activities. How often do you participate in a church choir or other musical program: frequently, sometimes, hardly ever or never?
  1) Frequently
  2) Sometimes
  3) Hardly ever
  4) Never
  5) Does not apply
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Frequently 16.6% 16.6%
Sometimes 11.7% 28.3%
Hardly ever 9.9% 38.2%
Never 60.1% 98.3%
Does not apply 1% 99.3%
Don't know/Refused .6% 99.9%
Total N = 1265

Variable Comparisons

Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Frequently 17.4% 16.0% 16.6%
Sometimes 12.5% 11.2% 11.7%
Hardly ever 10.5% 9.4% 9.9%
Never 58.5% 61.3% 60.1%
Does not apply 0.4% 1.5% 1.0%
Don't know/Refused 0.7% 0.6% 0.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1265


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference or Don't know/Refused TOTAL
Frequently 19.2% 17.4% 12.9% 12.3% 16.7%
Sometimes 10.7% 9.6% 13.6% 19.7% 11.5%
Hardly ever 9.1% 11.1% 10.1% 6.9% 9.9%
Never 59.6% 59.3% 62.4% 60.6% 60.2%
Does not apply 1.2% 1.2% 0.7% 0.5% 1.0%
Don't know/Refused 0.2% 1.4% 0.3% 0.0% 0.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1262


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 18.4% 15.3% 18.8% 12.6% 11.9% 16.5%
Sometimes 14.2% 13.4% 12.3% 7.9% 8.2% 12.3%
Hardly ever 10.4% 10.4% 10.4% 6.3% 11.9% 10.2%
Never 56.0% 58.1% 56.8% 72.1% 67.1% 59.3%
Does not apply 0.2% 2.6% 1.1% 1.1% 0.0% 1.3%
Don't know/Refused 0.8% 0.1% 0.6% 0.0% 0.9% 0.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1047


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 20.0% 16.7% 24.2% 14.0% 14.0% 19.0% 16.6%
Sometimes 16.4% 10.7% 10.0% 13.4% 10.6% 6.0% 11.7%
Hardly ever 8.5% 8.7% 9.2% 9.6% 14.7% 10.1% 9.9%
Never 54.0% 62.4% 55.0% 60.3% 59.6% 63.3% 60.0%
Does not apply 0.0% 1.0% 1.7% 2.1% 0.5% 0.8% 1.0%
Don't know/Refused 1.2% 0.5% 0.0% 0.6% 0.7% 0.8% 0.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1262


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced/Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Frequently 17.4% 12.1% 7.1% 23.0% 16.7%
Sometimes 10.8% 8.7% 12.6% 15.6% 11.5%
Hardly ever 10.0% 8.5% 11.5% 10.2% 9.9%
Never 59.8% 69.7% 66.0% 50.5% 60.1%
Does not apply 1.5% 0.9% 0.8% 0.0% 1.1%
Don't know/Refused 0.6% 0.0% 2.0% 0.8% 0.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1259


Age (I-AGE)

18-30 31-40 41-50 51-64 65+ TOTAL
Frequently 20.7% 12.1% 16.6% 24.8% 10.4% 16.8%
Sometimes 15.8% 12.4% 12.1% 8.0% 10.2% 11.8%
Hardly ever 11.6% 10.7% 11.6% 8.6% 7.7% 10.1%
Never 51.8% 62.1% 59.0% 56.7% 69.3% 59.8%
Does not apply 0.0% 2.2% 0.4% 1.2% 1.4% 1.0%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.5% 0.4% 0.8% 0.9% 0.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1243


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 31.9% 13.7% 5.7% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 16.6%
Sometimes 13.7% 10.8% 11.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 11.7%
Hardly ever 11.0% 9.0% 10.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 9.9%
Never 41.5% 64.7% 71.8% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 60.1%
Does not apply 1.2% 1.4% 0.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.0%
Don't know/Refused 0.7% 0.5% 0.9% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1265



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