Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006

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PRAYTON2

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

About how often do you speak or pray in tongues? Would you say: once a week or more often, at least once a month, several times a year, or less often? [Answered if PRAYTON = 1.]
  1) Once a week or more often
  2) At least once a month
  3) Several times a year
  4) A few times a year
  5) Less often (than a few times a year)
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Once a week or more often 43.8% 43.8%
At least once a month 1.6% 45.4%
Several times a year 9.4% 54.8%
A few times a year 15.6% 70.4%
Less often (than a few times a year) 21.9% 92.3%
Don't know/Refused 7.8% 100.1%
Total N = 63

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-64 65+ TOTAL
Once a week or more often 0.0% 25.0% 70.0% 44.8% 60.0% 44.4%
At least once a month 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 3.4% 0.0% 1.6%
Several times a year 16.7% 12.5% 20.0% 3.4% 10.0% 9.5%
A few times a year 0.0% 50.0% 10.0% 13.8% 10.0% 15.9%
Less often (than a few times a year) 83.3% 12.5% 0.0% 20.7% 20.0% 22.2%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 13.8% 0.0% 6.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
63


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
Once a week or more often 51.6% 31.3% 75.0% 0.0% 100.0% 100.0% 43.8%
At least once a month 0.0% 6.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.6%
Several times a year 12.9% 12.5% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 9.4%
A few times a year 3.2% 43.8% 25.0% 11.1% 0.0% 0.0% 15.6%
Less often (than a few times a year) 19.4% 0.0% 0.0% 88.9% 0.0% 0.0% 21.9%
Don't know/Refused 12.9% 6.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 7.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
63


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
Once a week or more often 53.3% 38.1% 40.0% 50.0% 60.0% 45.3%
At least once a month 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 12.5% 0.0% 1.6%
Several times a year 6.7% 0.0% 6.7% 25.0% 20.0% 7.8%
A few times a year 20.0% 19.0% 6.7% 0.0% 20.0% 14.1%
Less often (than a few times a year) 13.3% 38.1% 26.7% 12.5% 0.0% 23.4%
Don't know/Refused 6.7% 4.8% 20.0% 0.0% 0.0% 7.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
63


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Once a week or more often 47.1% 44.4% 45.2%
At least once a month 5.9% 0.0% 1.6%
Several times a year 11.8% 6.7% 8.1%
A few times a year 17.6% 15.6% 16.1%
Less often (than a few times a year) 11.8% 26.7% 22.6%
Don't know/Refused 5.9% 6.7% 6.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
63


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 20 to under $30,000 30 to under $50,000 50 to under $75,000 75 to under $100,000 $100,000 or more TOTAL
Once a week or more often 50.0% 50.0% 26.7% 46.2% 0.0% 60.0% 43.9%
At least once a month 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 20.0% 1.8%
Several times a year 7.1% 20.0% 0.0% 15.4% 0.0% 20.0% 10.5%
A few times a year 7.1% 30.0% 6.7% 23.1% 0.0% 0.0% 14.0%
Less often (than a few times a year) 21.4% 0.0% 53.3% 15.4% 0.0% 0.0% 22.8%
Don't know/Refused 14.3% 0.0% 13.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 7.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
56


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Once a week or more often 48.5% 41.7% 66.7% 0.0% 44.6%
At least once a month 3.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.5%
Several times a year 0.0% 8.3% 0.0% 62.5% 9.2%
A few times a year 24.2% 8.3% 8.3% 12.5% 16.9%
Less often (than a few times a year) 18.2% 25.0% 16.7% 25.0% 20.0%
Don't know/Refused 6.1% 16.7% 8.3% 0.0% 7.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
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