Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001

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

Next I would like to talk with you about volunteer activity. By volunteer activity, I mean not just belonging to an organization, but actually spending your time helping without being paid for it. In the past year have you volunteered your time to: any church or religious group
  1) Yes
  2) No
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Yes 40% 40%
No 59.8% 99.8%
Don't know/Refused .3% 100.1%
Total N = 2041

Variable Comparisons

Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes 37.4% 42.3% 40.0%
No 62.1% 57.6% 59.8%
Don't know/Refused 0.4% 0.1% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2041


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference or Don't know/Refused TOTAL
Yes 51.4% 37.3% 31.0% 40.8% 40.0%
No 48.6% 62.4% 68.8% 59.2% 59.8%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.4% 0.2% 0.0% 0.2%
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
Yes 31.5% 40.2% 42.3% 40.0% 45.0% 39.5%
No 68.4% 59.6% 57.7% 59.3% 53.7% 60.3%
Don't know/Refused 0.1% 0.2% 0.0% 0.7% 1.3% 0.3%
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
Yes 33.2% 39.0% 45.9% 40.2% 45.0% 43.4% 40.0%
No 65.6% 61.0% 54.1% 59.6% 55.0% 56.6% 59.7%
Don't know/Refused 1.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
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
Yes 45.1% 31.3% 45.3% 33.5% 40.0%
No 54.9% 68.3% 53.9% 66.4% 59.8%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.4% 0.8% 0.2% 0.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2031


Age (I-AGE)

18-30 31-40 41-50 51-64 65+ TOTAL
Yes 33.1% 39.8% 42.4% 39.1% 47.2% 39.8%
No 66.9% 60.0% 57.6% 60.7% 51.6% 59.9%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.2% 0.0% 0.2% 1.2% 0.3%
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
Yes 82.0% 64.8% 32.1% 14.2% 5.6% 2.6% 40.3%
No 17.0% 35.2% 67.5% 85.8% 94.4% 97.4% 59.5%
Don't know/Refused 1.0% 0.0% 0.4% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2023



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