National Survey of the Religious Life Futures Project, 1990

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FEELING

Which of the following statements best describes your feelings?
  1) I find attending Mass has become so difficult for various reasons that I no longer attend.
  2) I find attending Mass is not difficult at all. It is usually a very important form of prayer and worship for me.
  3) I find attending Mass difficult, but it remains a very important form of prayer and worship for me.
  4) I find attending Mass is not difficult, but it is not a very important form of prayer and worship for me.

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
I find attending Mass has become so difficult for various reasons that I no longer attend. 83 1.3% 1.3% -2.21
I find attending Mass is not difficult at all. It is usually a very important form of prayer and worship for me. 4479 71.6% 72.9% -.53
I find attending Mass difficult, but it remains a very important form of prayer and worship for me. 1352 21.6% 94.5% 1.16
I find attending Mass is not difficult, but it is not a very important form of prayer and worship for me. 345 5.5% 100% 2.84

Variable Comparisons


Vocation (I-VOCATION)

Sister Brother Priest TOTAL
I find attending Mass has become so difficult for various reasons that I no longer attend. 1.7%
55
1.2%
18
0.7%
10
1.3%
83
I find attending Mass is not difficult at all. It is usually a very important form of prayer and worship for me. 70.2%
2317
66.1%
1008
80.5%
1154
71.6%
4479
I find attending Mass difficult, but it remains a very important form of prayer and worship for me. 24.3%
801
23.6%
360
13.3%
191
21.6%
1352
I find attending Mass is not difficult, but it is not a very important form of prayer and worship for me. 3.9%
129
9.1%
138
5.4%
78
5.5%
345
TOTAL 100.0%
3302
100.0%
1524
100.0%
1433

6259


Age (I-AGE)

45 & under 46-55 56-65 66-75 76 & over TOTAL
I find attending Mass has become so difficult for various reasons that I no longer attend. 2.8%
36
2.4%
30
0.9%
13
0.2%
3
0.0%
0
1.3%
82
I find attending Mass is not difficult at all. It is usually a very important form of prayer and worship for me. 55.5%
706
60.5%
751
74.3%
1081
81.9%
1058
90.2%
769
71.4%
4365
I find attending Mass difficult, but it remains a very important form of prayer and worship for me. 32.7%
416
30.9%
383
19.9%
290
13.5%
175
7.9%
67
21.8%
1331
I find attending Mass is not difficult, but it is not a very important form of prayer and worship for me. 9.0%
114
6.2%
77
4.9%
71
4.3%
56
2.0%
17
5.5%
335
TOTAL 100.0%
1272
100.0%
1241
100.0%
1455
100.0%
1292
100.0%
853

6113


Race/Ethnicity (I-ETHNICTY)

White Black Latino-Am. Native Am. Other TOTAL
I find attending Mass has become so difficult for various reasons that I no longer attend. 1.5%
78
0.0%
0
0.8%
1
0.0%
0
0.6%
1
1.3%
80
I find attending Mass is not difficult at all. It is usually a very important form of prayer and worship for me. 70.1%
3766
69.4%
25
65.9%
83
87.6%
340
82.9%
145
71.4%
4359
I find attending Mass difficult, but it remains a very important form of prayer and worship for me. 22.7%
1223
22.2%
8
30.2%
38
9.0%
35
13.1%
23
21.8%
1327
I find attending Mass is not difficult, but it is not a very important form of prayer and worship for me. 5.7%
309
8.3%
3
3.2%
4
3.4%
13
3.4%
6
5.5%
335
TOTAL 100.0%
5376
100.0%
36
100.0%
126
100.0%
388
100.0%
175

6101


Year entered (I-YRENTER)

1912-1945 1946-1965 1966-1990 TOTAL
I find attending Mass has become so difficult for various reasons that I no longer attend. 0.2%
5
1.7%
48
2.6%
29
1.3%
82
I find attending Mass is not difficult at all. It is usually a very important form of prayer and worship for me. 84.9%
1864
65.9%
1886
59.9%
677
71.5%
4427
I find attending Mass difficult, but it remains a very important form of prayer and worship for me. 11.7%
256
26.3%
754
29.0%
328
21.6%
1338
I find attending Mass is not difficult, but it is not a very important form of prayer and worship for me. 3.2%
71
6.1%
175
8.6%
97
5.5%
343
TOTAL 100.0%
2196
100.0%
2863
100.0%
1131

6190


Education (I-EDUCATN)

HS or less Some coll. Assc./BA Some grad Grad deg. TOTAL
I find attending Mass has become so difficult for various reasons that I no longer attend. 0.5%
2
0.0%
0
0.9%
8
0.8%
4
1.7%
60
1.3%
74
I find attending Mass is not difficult at all. It is usually a very important form of prayer and worship for me. 84.4%
336
74.0%
236
79.0%
713
68.1%
337
68.2%
2463
71.3%
4085
I find attending Mass difficult, but it remains a very important form of prayer and worship for me. 10.3%
41
19.7%
63
15.3%
138
24.0%
119
24.6%
887
21.8%
1248
I find attending Mass is not difficult, but it is not a very important form of prayer and worship for me. 4.8%
19
6.3%
20
4.8%
43
7.1%
35
5.6%
203
5.6%
320
TOTAL 100.0%
398
100.0%
319
100.0%
902
100.0%
495
100.0%
3613

5727

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