Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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

If ATTEND = 1-4: Aside from when you're traveling and special events like weddings and funerals, do you always attend religious services at the same place, mostly attend at one place but occasionally go to different places, or do you go to different places on a regular basis? (Q281)
  1) Always attend at the same place
  2) Mostly attend at one place but occasionally go to different places
  3) Go to different places on a regular basis
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Always attend at the same place 49.7% 49.7%
Mostly attend at one place but occasionally go to different places 36.9% 86.6%
Go to different places on a regular basis 12.2% 98.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.3% 100.1%
Total N = 1478

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 to 24 25 to 34 35 to 44 45 to 54 55 to 64 65 or older TOTAL
Always attend at the same place 40.5% 50.5% 50.7% 45.6% 51.1% 57.5% 49.6%
Mostly attend at one place but occasionally go to different places 45.7% 35.9% 39.0% 36.3% 36.7% 29.5% 36.9%
Go to different places on a regular basis 13.4% 13.0% 8.7% 17.4% 10.4% 10.3% 12.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.4% 0.6% 1.6% 0.7% 1.7% 2.7% 1.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1454


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 $20,000 to under $30,000 $30,000 to under $50,000 $50,000 to under $75,000 $75,000 to under $100,000 $100,000 or more TOTAL
Always attend at the same place 54.6% 48.3% 47.1% 51.1% 51.6% 51.6% 50.6%
Mostly attend at one place but occasionally go to different places 33.7% 33.4% 34.9% 36.7% 39.9% 36.6% 35.9%
Go to different places on a regular basis 8.2% 17.5% 17.1% 11.6% 8.0% 11.5% 12.4%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.6% 0.8% 0.9% 0.6% 0.5% 0.3% 1.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1186


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Living with a partner Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Always attend at the same place 53.6% 40.7% 35.7% 52.1% 45.0% 49.5%
Mostly attend at one place but occasionally go to different places 35.2% 38.6% 41.7% 29.8% 42.3% 36.9%
Go to different places on a regular basis 10.7% 15.4% 20.0% 13.8% 11.9% 12.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.5% 5.2% 2.5% 4.3% 0.9% 1.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1468


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other Christian (Mormon, Orthodox, Unitarian, self-identified as Christian) Other religion Atheist, agnostic, nothing in particular TOTAL
Always attend at the same place 51.9% 51.0% 54.8% 26.1% 34.0% 49.6%
Mostly attend at one place but occasionally go to different places 37.9% 37.0% 32.7% 46.0% 33.0% 37.0%
Go to different places on a regular basis 8.7% 11.4% 11.1% 25.4% 30.8% 12.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.5% 0.5% 1.4% 2.5% 2.1% 1.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1466


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than a high school diploma High school graduate Some college, no four-year degree Four-year college degree Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college TOTAL
Always attend at the same place 42.9% 52.8% 48.2% 53.2% 48.5% 49.7%
Mostly attend at one place but occasionally go to different places 35.4% 35.0% 39.3% 36.4% 37.9% 36.9%
Go to different places on a regular basis 19.0% 11.5% 10.4% 9.6% 13.7% 12.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.7% 0.7% 2.2% 0.8% 0.0% 1.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1465


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Always attend at the same place 48.7% 50.6% 49.7%
Mostly attend at one place but occasionally go to different places 35.4% 38.1% 36.8%
Go to different places on a regular basis 14.1% 10.4% 12.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.7% 0.9% 1.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1478


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Always attend at the same place 66.4% 56.7% 45.6% 36.6% 33.6% 49.8%
Mostly attend at one place but occasionally go to different places 28.9% 31.9% 41.7% 46.3% 34.3% 37.1%
Go to different places on a regular basis 1.3% 10.7% 11.6% 16.5% 31.1% 12.0%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.5% 0.6% 1.2% 0.6% 1.0% 1.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1400