Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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(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 (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
More than once a week 14.3% 14.3%
Once a week 23.5% 37.8%
Once or twice a month 16% 53.8%
A few times a year 18.2% 72%
Seldom 16.5% 88.5%
Never 10.5% 99%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1% 100%
Total N = 4013

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 to 24 25 to 34 35 to 44 45 to 54 55 to 64 65 or older TOTAL
More than once a week 10.8% 7.2% 16.2% 16.8% 15.2% 18.3% 14.3%
Once a week 22.1% 17.4% 22.3% 23.4% 23.1% 32.7% 23.5%
Once or twice a month 19.8% 17.8% 17.1% 14.8% 16.2% 11.1% 16.0%
A few times a year 17.3% 22.9% 19.0% 17.3% 18.1% 14.3% 18.2%
Seldom 13.7% 24.5% 16.4% 16.9% 14.6% 12.3% 16.5%
Never 16.0% 9.7% 8.2% 9.6% 12.0% 9.7% 10.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.2% 0.5% 0.9% 1.2% 0.7% 1.6% 0.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3951


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
More than once a week 15.0% 11.4% 15.8% 14.7% 12.8% 12.0% 13.8%
Once a week 24.1% 24.2% 21.3% 19.3% 25.7% 22.0% 22.6%
Once or twice a month 15.7% 17.0% 16.0% 13.4% 18.1% 18.1% 16.3%
A few times a year 15.7% 14.4% 18.6% 20.6% 17.8% 22.8% 18.4%
Seldom 15.0% 19.6% 16.4% 19.5% 15.3% 16.2% 16.9%
Never 13.4% 13.3% 11.0% 11.8% 10.1% 8.0% 11.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.1% 0.2% 1.0% 0.6% 0.2% 0.9% 0.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3280


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Living with a partner Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
More than once a week 17.7% 2.8% 11.0% 21.8% 9.0% 14.3%
Once a week 25.1% 23.1% 16.8% 33.1% 19.8% 23.4%
Once or twice a month 16.0% 9.7% 19.1% 10.6% 18.0% 16.0%
A few times a year 18.0% 22.6% 16.9% 11.4% 20.3% 18.2%
Seldom 13.8% 25.4% 20.3% 11.8% 20.0% 16.5%
Never 8.5% 15.3% 14.8% 9.4% 12.4% 10.5%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.9% 1.1% 1.2% 2.0% 0.5% 1.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3989


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other Christian (Mormon, Orthodox, Unitarian, self-identified as Christian) Other religion Atheist, agnostic, nothing in particular TOTAL
More than once a week 23.5% 7.5% 17.4% 9.1% 1.7% 14.5%
Once a week 26.3% 33.7% 29.0% 7.2% 3.3% 23.5%
Once or twice a month 16.3% 20.5% 18.5% 22.1% 6.4% 16.1%
A few times a year 16.7% 19.6% 17.8% 22.5% 18.8% 18.2%
Seldom 11.7% 13.6% 12.9% 22.4% 32.2% 16.4%
Never 4.7% 4.5% 4.2% 15.3% 36.9% 10.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.8% 0.7% 0.2% 1.5% 0.7% 0.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3954


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
More than once a week 13.3% 14.6% 14.4% 13.1% 16.9% 14.4%
Once a week 23.7% 21.3% 24.1% 24.6% 25.3% 23.4%
Once or twice a month 13.3% 15.7% 16.6% 17.8% 16.4% 16.1%
A few times a year 20.1% 17.5% 17.7% 18.4% 18.4% 18.1%
Seldom 13.6% 19.2% 15.2% 17.9% 13.7% 16.5%
Never 14.5% 10.9% 11.1% 7.4% 8.3% 10.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.5% 0.9% 0.8% 0.8% 0.9% 0.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3990


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
More than once a week 12.2% 16.4% 14.3%
Once a week 20.6% 26.2% 23.5%
Once or twice a month 16.3% 15.7% 16.0%
A few times a year 19.2% 17.2% 18.2%
Seldom 19.2% 13.9% 16.5%
Never 11.3% 9.8% 10.5%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.3% 0.8% 1.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
4013


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
More than once a week 36.8% 19.6% 9.0% 6.2% 6.8% 14.1%
Once a week 32.3% 27.1% 22.1% 18.8% 12.2% 23.4%
Once or twice a month 8.4% 15.5% 18.9% 17.1% 11.8% 16.2%
A few times a year 7.5% 17.6% 19.5% 23.8% 18.1% 18.5%
Seldom 6.9% 12.5% 20.9% 16.7% 26.5% 16.7%
Never 7.9% 7.3% 8.9% 16.5% 22.3% 10.4%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.2% 0.4% 0.8% 1.0% 2.3% 0.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3801