Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002

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MARSTAT

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

Are you married, divorced, separated, widowed, or never been married?
  1) Married
  2) Divorced
  3) Separated
  4) Widowed
  5) Never been married
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Married 51% 51%
Divorced 14.3% 65.3%
Separated 2.8% 68.1%
Widowed 8.4% 76.5%
Never been married 23% 99.5%
Don't know/Refused .6% 100.1%
Total N = 2002

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 + TOTAL
Married 12.3% 52.8% 58.7% 63.1% 64.3% 45.9% 51.0%
Divorced 1.7% 9.7% 19.4% 23.1% 18.4% 10.0% 14.4%
Separated 1.9% 3.9% 3.5% 2.7% 3.9% 1.2% 2.9%
Widowed 0.6% 0.2% 1.8% 2.5% 9.4% 37.5% 8.4%
Never been married 83.4% 33.4% 16.7% 8.4% 3.7% 5.0% 23.2%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.2% 0.5% 0.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1974


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Married 52.7% 49.4% 51.0%
Divorced 13.0% 15.5% 14.3%
Separated 2.3% 3.2% 2.8%
Widowed 3.9% 12.4% 8.4%
Never been married 27.8% 18.6% 23.0%
Don't know/Refused 0.3% 0.8% 0.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2002


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference TOTAL
Married 62.2% 44.4% 47.5% 49.2% 51.2%
Divorced 11.9% 16.5% 14.6% 15.3% 14.4%
Separated 2.3% 3.9% 2.0% 4.2% 2.9%
Widowed 6.9% 12.1% 5.6% 7.6% 8.2%
Never been married 16.6% 22.7% 29.8% 23.3% 23.0%
Don't know/Refused 0.1% 0.3% 0.5% 0.4% 0.3%
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
Married 17.0% 45.8% 63.3% 75.7% 70.9% 52.6% 51.0%
Divorced 21.5% 17.7% 13.0% 9.3% 5.9% 9.8% 14.3%
Separated 5.7% 3.3% 2.1% 1.6% 1.6% 1.1% 2.8%
Widowed 23.7% 7.0% 2.4% 2.5% 1.0% 10.6% 8.4%
Never been married 32.1% 26.0% 19.2% 10.9% 20.6% 22.5% 23.0%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 3.4% 0.5%
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
Married 34.9% 51.1% 52.5% 58.7% 51.1%
Divorced 16.4% 14.6% 13.2% 14.1% 14.4%
Separated 3.6% 3.3% 3.1% 1.4% 2.8%
Widowed 20.9% 9.0% 3.8% 4.7% 8.3%
Never been married 24.3% 21.7% 26.9% 20.7% 23.0%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.4% 0.5% 0.4% 0.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1994


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced/Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Married 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 51.2%
Divorced 0.0% 83.7% 0.0% 0.0% 14.4%
Separated 0.0% 16.3% 0.0% 0.0% 2.8%
Widowed 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 8.4%
Never been married 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 23.1%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
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 55.0% 60.4% 47.2% 48.1% 42.6% 46.8% 51.1%
Divorced 10.7% 10.5% 18.6% 18.4% 14.8% 13.8% 14.3%
Separated 2.4% 1.6% 3.0% 3.7% 2.5% 4.3% 2.7%
Widowed 13.8% 12.1% 6.8% 3.6% 6.6% 4.3% 8.3%
Never been married 18.1% 15.3% 24.1% 25.3% 33.0% 29.7% 23.1%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.2% 0.3% 0.9% 0.5% 1.2% 0.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1987



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