Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002

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OFTATTND

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

Aside from weddings and funerals, how often do you attend religious services?
  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 24.8% 39.8%
Once or twice a month 16.6% 56.4%
A few times a year 18.4% 74.8%
Seldom 15.5% 90.3%
Never 9% 99.3%
Don't know/Refused .8% 100.1%
Total N = 2002

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 + TOTAL
More than once a week 12.5% 11.6% 11.7% 14.7% 22.4% 20.1% 15.0%
Once a week 19.8% 14.7% 23.4% 23.9% 29.3% 37.7% 24.6%
Once or twice a month 23.0% 20.7% 16.2% 17.4% 11.5% 11.6% 16.8%
A few times a year 19.4% 21.6% 21.0% 20.0% 15.4% 12.1% 18.5%
Seldom 17.2% 20.8% 17.0% 15.6% 9.4% 10.0% 15.4%
Never 7.7% 10.2% 9.9% 7.8% 11.1% 7.6% 9.0%
Don't know/Refused 0.4% 0.3% 0.9% 0.6% 0.9% 0.8% 0.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1974


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
More than once a week 12.1% 17.5% 14.9%
Once a week 22.0% 27.3% 24.8%
Once or twice a month 15.4% 17.8% 16.6%
A few times a year 19.9% 17.1% 18.4%
Seldom 18.6% 12.6% 15.5%
Never 11.4% 6.7% 9.0%
Don't know/Refused 0.6% 1.0% 0.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2002


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference TOTAL
More than once a week 20.2% 14.8% 9.2% 18.6% 15.0%
Once a week 29.6% 26.4% 18.8% 23.2% 24.8%
Once or twice a month 15.7% 20.5% 16.0% 9.3% 16.9%
A few times a year 17.4% 16.8% 23.4% 10.1% 18.6%
Seldom 12.2% 13.6% 20.0% 17.7% 15.4%
Never 4.3% 7.3% 12.3% 20.3% 8.8%
Don't know/Refused 0.5% 0.6% 0.4% 0.8% 0.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1944


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
More than once a week 15.5% 13.3% 16.8% 16.1% 7.9% 17.1% 15.0%
Once a week 21.4% 21.4% 25.1% 21.4% 30.9% 32.4% 24.7%
Once or twice a month 16.8% 16.7% 16.3% 21.1% 17.4% 13.2% 16.6%
A few times a year 19.9% 20.4% 17.2% 21.7% 19.1% 13.6% 18.5%
Seldom 14.4% 18.1% 16.3% 13.7% 17.4% 10.9% 15.5%
Never 11.0% 9.3% 8.0% 5.9% 7.2% 10.2% 8.9%
Don't know/Refused 0.9% 0.8% 0.3% 0.0% 0.0% 2.6% 0.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2002


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College + TOTAL
More than once a week 16.5% 14.8% 16.0% 13.2% 14.9%
Once a week 19.7% 23.0% 25.0% 29.8% 24.7%
Once or twice a month 13.4% 16.9% 18.4% 16.5% 16.7%
A few times a year 19.1% 18.9% 18.5% 17.5% 18.5%
Seldom 15.2% 17.2% 14.4% 14.3% 15.5%
Never 15.0% 8.2% 7.2% 8.3% 8.9%
Don't know/Refused 1.2% 1.0% 0.6% 0.4% 0.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1994


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced/Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
More than once a week 16.1% 11.6% 24.7% 11.8% 15.0%
Once a week 29.3% 17.4% 35.9% 16.4% 24.8%
Once or twice a month 15.4% 20.9% 13.5% 17.4% 16.6%
A few times a year 17.4% 23.8% 7.9% 20.3% 18.3%
Seldom 12.9% 15.6% 12.2% 22.2% 15.5%
Never 8.3% 9.3% 4.6% 11.6% 8.9%
Don't know/Refused 0.7% 1.3% 1.3% 0.4% 0.8%
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
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% 25.0%
Once or twice a month 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 16.7%
A few times a year 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 18.6%
Seldom 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 15.6%
Never 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 9.0%
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%
1987



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