Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002

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PRAYOFT

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

People practice their religion in different ways. Outside of attending religious services, do you pray several times a day, once a day, a few times a week, once a week or less, or never?
  1) Several times a day
  2) Once a day
  3) A few times a week
  4) Once a week or less
  5) Never
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Several times a day 34.9% 34.9%
Once a day 23.7% 58.6%
A few times a week 15% 73.6%
Once a week or less 16% 89.6%
Never 8.6% 98.2%
Don't know/Refused 1.9% 100.1%
Total N = 2002

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 + TOTAL
Several times a day 23.7% 27.7% 34.0% 36.0% 43.2% 45.5% 35.0%
Once a day 26.2% 23.5% 25.1% 21.1% 21.5% 24.3% 23.7%
A few times a week 22.6% 14.6% 15.7% 15.3% 12.0% 10.9% 15.1%
Once a week or less 15.3% 19.4% 16.1% 18.9% 15.9% 9.6% 16.0%
Never 11.6% 12.4% 7.6% 8.1% 5.3% 6.6% 8.6%
Don't know/Refused 0.6% 2.4% 1.5% 0.6% 2.1% 3.0% 1.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1974


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Several times a day 25.6% 43.5% 34.9%
Once a day 22.3% 24.9% 23.7%
A few times a week 15.6% 14.4% 15.0%
Once a week or less 21.1% 11.2% 16.0%
Never 13.6% 3.9% 8.6%
Don't know/Refused 1.8% 2.1% 1.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2002


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference TOTAL
Several times a day 39.7% 36.1% 28.6% 39.0% 35.1%
Once a day 23.7% 25.4% 21.9% 19.1% 23.3%
A few times a week 17.4% 14.5% 14.9% 10.2% 15.2%
Once a week or less 12.3% 16.2% 20.4% 13.6% 16.1%
Never 5.7% 7.0% 12.0% 14.8% 8.6%
Don't know/Refused 1.3% 0.7% 2.2% 3.4% 1.5%
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
Several times a day 38.9% 34.4% 34.1% 35.5% 24.3% 37.9% 34.9%
Once a day 26.7% 23.3% 24.4% 19.6% 24.3% 21.5% 23.7%
A few times a week 12.6% 15.3% 15.0% 15.9% 18.7% 14.5% 15.0%
Once a week or less 14.0% 16.2% 17.2% 15.0% 18.7% 14.9% 16.0%
Never 6.3% 9.2% 7.9% 13.4% 11.8% 6.6% 8.6%
Don't know/Refused 1.6% 1.5% 1.4% 0.6% 2.3% 4.5% 1.9%
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
Several times a day 34.8% 35.6% 35.6% 33.4% 34.9%
Once a day 21.7% 24.1% 25.8% 22.0% 23.6%
A few times a week 17.7% 14.4% 13.4% 16.0% 15.0%
Once a week or less 14.6% 15.6% 16.9% 16.5% 16.0%
Never 9.6% 8.7% 6.1% 10.1% 8.6%
Don't know/Refused 1.6% 1.7% 2.1% 2.1% 1.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1994


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced/Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Several times a day 36.6% 32.2% 52.0% 27.1% 34.9%
Once a day 22.9% 28.5% 26.6% 21.0% 23.7%
A few times a week 15.5% 13.0% 7.2% 18.2% 15.0%
Once a week or less 15.6% 16.7% 6.9% 19.5% 16.0%
Never 7.6% 7.6% 4.6% 12.9% 8.6%
Don't know/Refused 1.8% 2.1% 2.6% 1.2% 1.8%
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
Several times a day 74.4% 45.3% 25.5% 19.9% 20.2% 16.3% 35.1%
Once a day 15.5% 30.5% 32.9% 24.0% 16.8% 12.0% 23.6%
A few times a week 7.2% 14.2% 19.5% 23.1% 12.9% 8.3% 15.0%
Once a week or less 1.5% 7.3% 18.5% 23.6% 30.5% 20.0% 16.1%
Never 1.1% 1.1% 2.3% 7.0% 17.3% 41.8% 8.6%
Don't know/Refused 0.4% 1.6% 1.3% 2.4% 2.3% 1.5% 1.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1987



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