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Religious preference (Demographic Patterns)

What is your religious preference? Is it Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or no religion? Results weighted by WTCOMB (General Social Survey 2014 Cross-Section and Panel Combined)


Religious preference by Age


18-2930-4445-5960-7475 or olderMissingTOTAL
Protestant30.3%
207
36.4%
375
47.2%
509
52.3%
394
65.8%
177

11
43.6%
1662
Catholic22.7%
155
24.8%
255
24.5%
264
24.2%
182
24.9%
67

6
24.2%
923
Jewish1.6%
11
0.7%
7
2.1%
23
2.7%
20
1.5%
4

0
1.7%
65
None32.7%
223
26.3%
271
17.3%
187
14.2%
107
4.8%
13

4
21.0%
801
Other12.7%
87
10.8%
111
8.5%
92
5.8%
44
3.0%
8

3
9.0%
342
Don't know0.0%
0
0.7%
7
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
0.2%
7
No answer0.0%
0
0.4%
4
0.3%
3
0.8%
6
0.0%
0

4
0.3%
13
TOTAL 100.0%
683
100.0%
1030
100.0%
1078
100.0%
753
100.0%
269

28

3813



Religious preference by Worship attendance


Less than once a yearOnce a yearSeveral times a yearOnce to three times a monthNearly every weekEvery week or moreMissingTOTAL
Protestant25.6%
326
34.4%
169
47.4%
192
53.6%
296
64.5%
109
61.7%
578

3
43.6%
1670
Catholic16.9%
215
27.9%
137
32.3%
131
30.4%
168
29.0%
49
24.4%
229

0
24.3%
929
Jewish1.4%
18
2.9%
14
2.7%
11
2.0%
11
0.6%
1
1.2%
11

0
1.7%
66
None48.0%
610
22.8%
112
7.7%
31
4.0%
22
1.8%
3
2.7%
25

2
21.0%
803
Other7.3%
93
11.6%
57
9.9%
40
10.0%
55
4.1%
7
9.8%
92

1
9.0%
344
Don't know0.3%
4
0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

1
0.1%
5
No answer0.5%
6
0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
2

7
0.2%
9
TOTAL 100.0%
1272
100.0%
491
100.0%
405
100.0%
552
100.0%
169
100.0%
937

14

3826



Religious preference by Political ideology


Extremely liberal or liberalSlightly liberalModerateSlightly conservativeConservative or extremely conservativeMissingTOTAL
Protestant28.6%
169
34.6%
148
42.2%
622
49.9%
260
61.0%
435

39
43.9%
1634
Catholic19.3%
114
26.9%
115
25.7%
379
27.1%
141
22.7%
162

18
24.5%
911
Jewish3.9%
23
1.6%
7
1.5%
22
0.6%
3
1.0%
7

2
1.7%
62
None37.1%
219
29.2%
125
20.4%
301
13.1%
68
7.9%
56

36
20.6%
769
Other9.8%
58
6.5%
28
9.6%
141
9.4%
49
7.4%
53

16
8.8%
329
Don't know0.7%
4
0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

1
0.1%
5
No answer0.5%
3
0.9%
4
0.5%
8
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

2
0.4%
15
TOTAL 100.0%
590
100.0%
428
100.0%
1473
100.0%
521
100.0%
713

114

3725



Religious preference by Race


WhiteBlackOtherTOTAL
Protestant43.6%
1251
62.9%
354
16.2%
67
43.5%
1672
Catholic24.8%
712
6.4%
36
43.8%
181
24.2%
929
Jewish2.0%
58
0.5%
3
1.0%
4
1.7%
65
None21.6%
619
18.3%
103
20.6%
85
21.0%
807
Other7.4%
212
11.4%
64
16.7%
69
9.0%
345
Don't know0.2%
7
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
7
No answer0.3%
8
0.5%
3
1.7%
7
0.5%
18
TOTAL 100.0%
2867
100.0%
563
100.0%
413

3843



Religious preference by Sex


MaleFemaleTOTAL
Protestant39.6%
699
46.8%
974
43.5%
1673
Catholic24.2%
427
24.1%
502
24.2%
929
Jewish1.9%
33
1.5%
32
1.7%
65
None24.8%
437
17.7%
369
21.0%
806
Other8.7%
154
9.2%
192
9.0%
346
Don't know0.2%
4
0.1%
3
0.2%
7
No answer0.6%
10
0.3%
7
0.4%
17
TOTAL 100.0%
1764
100.0%
2079

3843



Notes

The General Social Surveys (GSS) have been conducted by the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) annually since 1972, except for the years 1979, 1981, and 1992 (a supplement was added in 1992), and biennially beginning in 1994. The GSS are designed to be part of a program of social indicator research, replicating questionnaire items and wording in order to facilitate time-trend studies. This data file has all cases and variables asked on the 2014 GSS. There are a total of 3,842 cases in the data set but their initial sampling years vary because the GSS now contains panel cases. Sampling years can be identified with the variable SAMPTYPE.




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