Religion and Public Life Survey, 2003

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ATTEND

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

Aside from weddings and funerals, how often do you attend religious services... more than once a week, once a week, once or twice a month, a few times a year, seldom, or never?
  1) More than once a week
  2) Once a week
  3) Once or twice a month
  4) A few times a year
  5) Seldom
  6) Never
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
More than once a week 15.7% 15.7%
Once a week 26.6% 42.3%
Once or twice a month 14.9% 57.2%
A few times a year 18.2% 75.4%
Seldom 14.3% 89.7%
Never 9.8% 99.5%
Don't know/Refused .6% 100.1%
Total N = 2002

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-64 65+ TOTAL
More than once a week 18.2% 9.9% 14.0% 15.2% 22.5% 15.6%
Once a week 18.8% 25.2% 24.7% 26.1% 36.9% 26.6%
Once or twice a month 18.8% 18.9% 18.8% 12.2% 8.1% 14.9%
A few times a year 18.4% 22.1% 19.5% 19.2% 10.6% 18.2%
Seldom 13.3% 14.9% 15.5% 16.3% 9.1% 14.3%
Never 12.5% 8.6% 7.0% 9.8% 12.3% 9.8%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.4% 0.5% 1.0% 0.6% 0.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2002


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
More than once a week 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 15.8%
Once a week 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 26.7%
Once or twice a month 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 15.0%
A few times a year 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 18.3%
Seldom 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 14.4%
Never 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 9.8%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1988


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) Some college, no 4-year degree (or Vocational or Technical degree AFTER high school) College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., toward a master's Degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school) TOTAL
More than once a week 20.5% 16.0% 14.7% 13.2% 13.2% 15.6%
Once a week 24.9% 24.5% 26.7% 30.6% 30.4% 26.6%
Once or twice a month 11.4% 13.7% 18.9% 15.8% 13.2% 15.0%
A few times a year 15.8% 18.4% 19.0% 19.1% 17.7% 18.2%
Seldom 13.6% 16.8% 10.9% 13.9% 16.6% 14.3%
Never 12.9% 10.2% 9.3% 6.5% 8.3% 9.6%
Don't know/Refused 0.8% 0.5% 0.6% 0.8% 0.5% 0.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1987


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
More than once a week 12.6% 18.5% 15.6%
Once a week 22.4% 30.5% 26.6%
Once or twice a month 15.8% 14.1% 14.9%
A few times a year 19.0% 17.5% 18.2%
Seldom 16.7% 12.0% 14.3%
Never 12.9% 6.8% 9.8%
Don't know/Refused 0.6% 0.7% 0.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2002


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
More than once a week 19.3% 13.3% 13.5% 15.3%
Once a week 29.9% 29.3% 22.9% 27.3%
Once or twice a month 16.7% 14.7% 14.6% 15.3%
A few times a year 13.7% 21.1% 19.5% 18.2%
Seldom 14.0% 12.5% 16.0% 14.2%
Never 6.1% 8.9% 12.4% 9.2%
Don't know/Refused 0.3% 0.3% 1.1% 0.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1848


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
More than once a week 17.6% 11.1% 18.8% 13.2% 15.6%
Once a week 30.3% 20.2% 39.6% 18.4% 26.7%
Once or twice a month 14.4% 15.2% 9.5% 18.4% 15.0%
A few times a year 17.5% 23.4% 8.6% 19.1% 18.0%
Seldom 11.5% 17.7% 12.2% 18.9% 14.2%
Never 8.4% 9.9% 11.0% 12.0% 9.7%
Don't know/Refused 0.4% 2.5% 0.3% 0.1% 0.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1987



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