Trends in Political Values and Core Attitudes, 1987-2009

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

Aside from weddings and funerals, how often do you attend religious services... more than once a week, once a week, once or twice a month, a few times a year, seldom, or never?
  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 13.7% 13.7%
Once a week 25.2% 38.9%
Once or twice a month 15.2% 54.1%
A few times a year 18.6% 72.7%
Seldom 17% 89.7%
Never 9.3% 99%
Don't know/Refused 1.1% 100.1%
Total N = 12200

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75+ TOTAL
More than once a week 10.2% 11.9% 14.1% 19.9% 17.5% 13.7%
Once a week 19.1% 23.4% 25.8% 30.1% 38.5% 25.2%
Once or twice a month 17.3% 17.1% 14.3% 12.3% 10.4% 15.2%
A few times a year 22.5% 20.2% 17.6% 15.1% 11.8% 18.6%
Seldom 18.2% 18.2% 19.0% 12.0% 12.1% 17.0%
Never 12.2% 8.6% 8.3% 8.9% 8.8% 9.3%
Don't know/Refused 0.5% 0.6% 0.9% 1.7% 0.9% 0.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
11998


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Other TOTAL
More than once a week 12.3% 23.6% 13.3% 13.7%
Once a week 25.2% 26.3% 24.1% 25.2%
Once or twice a month 14.8% 17.1% 16.5% 15.2%
A few times a year 19.0% 14.9% 20.1% 18.6%
Seldom 18.3% 10.7% 14.3% 17.0%
Never 9.8% 6.2% 9.9% 9.3%
Don't know/Refused 0.7% 1.2% 1.8% 0.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
11993


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
More than once a week 11.1% 16.2% 13.7%
Once a week 22.1% 28.0% 25.2%
Once or twice a month 15.3% 15.0% 15.2%
A few times a year 19.6% 17.6% 18.6%
Seldom 19.8% 14.3% 17.0%
Never 10.9% 7.8% 9.3%
Don't know/Refused 1.2% 1.0% 1.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
12200


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than a high school diploma High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) Business, technical, or vocational school AFTER high school Some college, no four-year degree College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other four-year degree) or higher TOTAL
More than once a week 15.8% 13.7% 15.9% 13.9% 12.1% 13.7%
Once a week 22.7% 24.7% 23.6% 24.7% 28.1% 25.3%
Once or twice a month 13.8% 13.7% 13.8% 16.2% 17.0% 15.2%
A few times a year 19.1% 18.5% 20.3% 18.8% 18.1% 18.6%
Seldom 15.6% 19.4% 15.7% 16.5% 15.2% 16.9%
Never 11.4% 8.9% 10.2% 9.3% 8.6% 9.3%
Don't know/Refused 1.6% 1.1% 0.6% 0.6% 0.9% 1.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
12141


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference Other TOTAL
More than once a week 18.6% 12.6% 10.7% 18.1% 14.8% 13.7%
Once a week 32.1% 23.9% 21.6% 22.4% 16.7% 25.1%
Once or twice a month 15.4% 16.8% 14.1% 10.7% 18.5% 15.2%
A few times a year 16.0% 19.1% 20.5% 17.1% 11.1% 18.7%
Seldom 11.9% 17.4% 20.4% 16.7% 24.1% 17.1%
Never 5.6% 9.2% 11.5% 12.9% 9.3% 9.3%
Don't know/Refused 0.5% 1.0% 1.2% 2.1% 5.6% 1.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
11905


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
More than once a week 8.4% 12.4% 20.1% 10.6% 13.7%
Once a week 23.9% 27.2% 26.8% 21.8% 25.2%
Once or twice a month 15.4% 15.3% 15.3% 14.6% 15.2%
A few times a year 21.7% 17.6% 16.7% 19.3% 18.6%
Seldom 19.6% 17.2% 13.8% 18.9% 17.0%
Never 10.0% 9.0% 6.3% 13.6% 9.3%
Don't know/Refused 1.0% 1.4% 1.0% 1.2% 1.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
12200



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