Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002

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I-MARITAL

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

Are you married, divorced, separated, widowed, or never been married? (for use with online analysis)
  1) Married
  2) Divorced/Separated
  4) Widowed
  5) Never been married

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Married 51.2% 51.2%
Divorced/Separated 17.2% 68.4%
Widowed 8.4% 76.8%
Never been married 23.1% 99.9%
Total N = 1990

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 + TOTAL
Married 12.3% 52.8% 58.7% 63.3% 64.4% 46.2% 51.1%
Divorced/Separated 3.4% 13.6% 22.8% 25.7% 22.4% 11.2% 17.2%
Widowed 0.6% 0.2% 1.8% 2.6% 9.5% 37.7% 8.4%
Never been married 83.6% 33.4% 16.7% 8.4% 3.7% 5.0% 23.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1970


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Married 52.9% 49.8% 51.3%
Divorced/Separated 15.3% 18.9% 17.2%
Widowed 3.9% 12.5% 8.4%
Never been married 27.9% 18.8% 23.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1990


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference TOTAL
Married 62.2% 44.6% 47.7% 49.4% 51.3%
Divorced/Separated 14.3% 20.5% 16.8% 19.6% 17.4%
Widowed 6.9% 12.2% 5.6% 7.7% 8.2%
Never been married 16.6% 22.8% 30.0% 23.4% 23.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1937


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 $20,000 to under $40,000 $40,000 to under $75,000 $75,000 to under $100,000 $100,000 or more Don't know/Refused TOTAL
Married 17.0% 45.9% 63.3% 75.5% 70.9% 54.5% 51.2%
Divorced/Separated 27.2% 21.0% 15.1% 11.2% 7.5% 11.3% 17.2%
Widowed 23.7% 7.0% 2.4% 2.5% 1.0% 10.9% 8.4%
Never been married 32.1% 26.1% 19.2% 10.9% 20.6% 23.2% 23.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1990


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College + TOTAL
Married 34.9% 51.3% 52.7% 58.9% 51.3%
Divorced/Separated 19.9% 17.9% 16.4% 15.6% 17.2%
Widowed 20.9% 9.0% 3.8% 4.7% 8.4%
Never been married 24.3% 21.8% 27.1% 20.8% 23.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1985


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced/Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Married 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 51.2%
Divorced/Separated 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 17.2%
Widowed 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 8.4%
Never been married 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 23.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1990


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
Married 54.9% 60.5% 47.3% 48.5% 42.8% 47.5% 51.3%
Divorced/Separated 13.3% 12.1% 21.7% 22.4% 17.4% 18.0% 17.1%
Widowed 13.8% 12.2% 6.8% 3.6% 6.6% 4.3% 8.4%
Never been married 18.0% 15.3% 24.2% 25.5% 33.2% 30.1% 23.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1976



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