Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006

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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% 15%
Once a week 24.7% 39.7%
Once or twice a month 15.1% 54.8%
A few times a year 18.2% 73%
Seldom 14.6% 87.6%
Never 11.7% 99.3%
Don't know/Refused .7% 100%
Total N = 2003

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-64 65+ TOTAL
More than once a week 11.8% 8.2% 14.7% 15.1% 22.6% 14.8%
Once a week 16.9% 17.1% 23.5% 26.8% 34.9% 24.7%
Once or twice a month 13.9% 21.5% 17.0% 14.7% 9.4% 15.3%
A few times a year 19.4% 23.8% 20.4% 16.6% 13.1% 18.3%
Seldom 13.9% 15.0% 14.2% 16.8% 10.6% 14.5%
Never 23.2% 14.1% 10.1% 9.3% 8.9% 11.9%
Don't know/Refused 0.8% 0.3% 0.3% 0.7% 0.6% 0.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1981


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% 15.1%
Once a week 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 24.8%
Once or twice a month 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 15.2%
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% 14.7%
Never 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 11.8%
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%
1990


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 18.4% 14.2% 15.6% 13.3% 11.3% 14.7%
Once a week 23.5% 25.9% 21.8% 27.2% 26.1% 24.8%
Once or twice a month 13.4% 13.9% 17.1% 17.2% 14.8% 15.2%
A few times a year 11.6% 21.2% 18.8% 18.4% 16.7% 18.4%
Seldom 17.3% 13.5% 13.7% 13.3% 18.2% 14.5%
Never 15.9% 10.7% 12.3% 10.0% 12.3% 11.8%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.7% 0.6% 0.6% 0.5% 0.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1992


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
More than once a week 12.8% 16.9% 14.9%
Once a week 20.7% 28.4% 24.7%
Once or twice a month 15.6% 14.7% 15.1%
A few times a year 20.0% 16.6% 18.2%
Seldom 16.2% 13.2% 14.6%
Never 13.6% 10.0% 11.7%
Don't know/Refused 1.1% 0.2% 0.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2003


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
More than once a week 17.4% 19.1% 13.7% 17.9% 9.7% 10.3% 14.7%
Once a week 21.1% 24.7% 24.2% 25.4% 33.2% 22.1% 24.8%
Once or twice a month 14.1% 9.3% 18.0% 10.7% 17.2% 19.8% 15.1%
A few times a year 15.9% 20.9% 23.7% 23.0% 13.9% 17.2% 19.5%
Seldom 17.1% 12.6% 10.6% 13.1% 14.3% 17.6% 14.0%
Never 13.8% 13.0% 9.6% 9.3% 11.3% 13.0% 11.5%
Don't know/Refused 0.6% 0.5% 0.2% 0.7% 0.4% 0.0% 0.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1737


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
More than once a week 15.9% 14.0% 25.6% 8.3% 14.8%
Once a week 27.4% 23.7% 32.3% 15.6% 24.8%
Once or twice a month 16.1% 12.7% 10.4% 16.9% 15.3%
A few times a year 18.8% 16.9% 13.4% 19.8% 18.3%
Seldom 12.1% 19.5% 10.4% 18.8% 14.5%
Never 9.1% 12.7% 7.9% 20.0% 11.8%
Don't know/Refused 0.6% 0.6% 0.0% 0.5% 0.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1991



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