Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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I-MARITAL

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

Are you currently married, living with a partner, divorced, separated, widowed, or have you never been married? (Recoded for use with online analysis)
  1) Married
  2) Living with a partner
  3) Divorced or separated
  5) Widowed
  6) Never been married

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Married 53.8% 53.8%
Living with a partner 6.5% 60.3%
Divorced or separated 11.4% 71.7%
Widowed 6.5% 78.2%
Never been married 21.8% 100%
Total N = 3989

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 to 24 25 to 34 35 to 44 45 to 54 55 to 64 65 or older TOTAL
Married 9.8% 47.5% 66.4% 66.0% 64.2% 57.7% 53.8%
Living with a partner 8.5% 11.8% 8.0% 6.0% 3.3% 1.5% 6.5%
Divorced or separated 1.4% 7.9% 11.6% 16.5% 18.6% 10.1% 11.4%
Widowed 0.1% 0.4% 0.3% 2.0% 7.2% 28.1% 6.4%
Never been married 80.2% 32.4% 13.7% 9.5% 6.7% 2.6% 22.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3938


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
Married 24.4% 36.9% 54.2% 65.1% 70.0% 74.3% 53.5%
Living with a partner 11.8% 5.6% 7.5% 4.8% 6.2% 4.6% 7.0%
Divorced or separated 20.3% 18.8% 10.6% 9.6% 7.9% 4.9% 12.0%
Widowed 11.9% 11.6% 5.4% 2.5% 1.0% 1.0% 5.7%
Never been married 31.7% 27.1% 22.2% 18.0% 14.9% 15.2% 21.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3270


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Living with a partner Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Married 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 53.8%
Living with a partner 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 6.5%
Divorced or separated 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 11.4%
Widowed 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 6.5%
Never been married 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 21.8%
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
Married 58.2% 57.0% 51.2% 51.2% 41.7% 53.8%
Living with a partner 4.5% 8.2% 6.9% 4.7% 8.9% 6.5%
Divorced or separated 12.4% 9.1% 11.2% 8.5% 13.2% 11.4%
Widowed 10.2% 5.2% 2.7% 5.4% 3.2% 6.6%
Never been married 14.6% 20.5% 28.0% 30.3% 33.0% 21.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3932


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
Married 42.3% 49.2% 52.6% 64.4% 67.7% 53.8%
Living with a partner 13.3% 5.5% 6.9% 3.5% 4.1% 6.5%
Divorced or separated 14.3% 14.2% 9.1% 9.3% 8.9% 11.4%
Widowed 12.4% 7.5% 4.8% 3.9% 4.3% 6.5%
Never been married 17.7% 23.6% 26.6% 18.8% 15.0% 21.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3974


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Married 53.3% 54.3% 53.9%
Living with a partner 6.4% 6.5% 6.5%
Divorced or separated 11.4% 11.3% 11.4%
Widowed 3.2% 9.6% 6.5%
Never been married 25.6% 18.2% 21.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
3989


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Married 70.1% 61.6% 51.7% 44.7% 40.1% 54.6%
Living with a partner 0.3% 6.4% 5.9% 10.5% 7.6% 6.5%
Divorced or separated 8.8% 9.9% 12.5% 12.1% 12.9% 11.3%
Widowed 6.9% 6.4% 5.9% 4.8% 6.9% 6.0%
Never been married 14.0% 15.8% 24.0% 27.9% 32.5% 21.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3785