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Denominational affiliation (Demographic Patterns)

If "Protestant": What specific denomination is that, if any? Results weighted by WTCOMB (General Social Survey 2014 Cross-Section and Panel Combined)


Denominational affiliation by Age


18-2930-4445-5960-7475 or olderMissingTOTAL
Baptist36.1%
91
25.2%
116
33.6%
190
24.2%
102
24.4%
44

4
28.9%
543
Methodist4.8%
12
9.1%
42
9.0%
51
15.9%
67
15.6%
28

1
10.6%
200
Lutheran3.6%
9
8.3%
38
5.1%
29
8.5%
36
11.1%
20

3
7.0%
132
Presbyterian4.0%
10
3.7%
17
3.5%
20
7.1%
30
11.1%
20

1
5.2%
97
Episcopal0.0%
0
0.7%
3
3.5%
20
5.2%
22
5.6%
10

0
2.9%
55
Other21.8%
55
18.7%
86
21.4%
121
17.3%
73
21.7%
39

1
19.9%
374
No denomination29.4%
74
33.3%
153
23.2%
131
20.1%
85
10.6%
19

1
24.6%
462
Don't know0.4%
1
0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.2%
1
0.0%
0

1
0.2%
3
No answer0.0%
0
0.9%
4
0.5%
3
1.4%
6
0.0%
0

4
0.7%
13
Missing4325715123329001937
TOTAL 100.0%
252
100.0%
460
100.0%
565
100.0%
422
100.0%
180

16

1879



Denominational affiliation by Worship attendance


Less than once a yearOnce a yearSeveral times a yearOnce to three times a monthNearly every weekEvery week or moreMissingTOTAL
Baptist26.8%
97
27.9%
58
32.1%
69
33.3%
112
23.3%
27
28.1%
182

0
28.9%
545
Methodist10.5%
38
15.9%
33
10.7%
23
13.1%
44
16.4%
19
6.8%
44

0
10.7%
201
Lutheran10.5%
38
5.8%
12
7.0%
15
9.5%
32
11.2%
13
3.9%
25

0
7.2%
135
Presbyterian7.5%
27
3.8%
8
8.8%
19
3.0%
10
4.3%
5
4.6%
30

0
5.3%
99
Episcopal5.5%
20
3.4%
7
3.3%
7
2.4%
8
1.7%
2
1.7%
11

0
2.9%
55
Other14.4%
52
14.4%
30
14.4%
31
14.3%
48
25.9%
30
28.3%
183

1
19.9%
374
No denomination22.9%
83
28.4%
59
23.7%
51
23.8%
80
17.2%
20
26.1%
169

1
24.5%
462
Don't know0.3%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.6%
2
0.0%
0
0.2%
1

0
0.2%
4
No answer1.7%
6
0.5%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.3%
2

7
0.5%
9
Missing9092841912165429101945
TOTAL 100.0%
362
100.0%
208
100.0%
215
100.0%
336
100.0%
116
100.0%
647

9

1884



Denominational affiliation by Political ideology


Extremely liberal or liberalSlightly liberalModerateSlightly conservativeConservative or extremely conservativeMissingTOTAL
Baptist29.8%
57
27.6%
47
33.0%
236
25.1%
74
24.8%
117

16
28.8%
531
Methodist13.1%
25
12.9%
22
11.0%
79
10.5%
31
8.9%
42

0
10.8%
199
Lutheran4.7%
9
7.6%
13
9.1%
65
5.1%
15
6.4%
30

2
7.2%
132
Presbyterian5.2%
10
2.9%
5
5.2%
37
5.1%
15
6.2%
29

3
5.2%
96
Episcopal5.2%
10
4.1%
7
2.0%
14
4.1%
12
2.5%
12

0
3.0%
55
Other16.2%
31
13.5%
23
17.2%
123
21.0%
62
25.7%
121

14
19.5%
360
No denomination24.1%
46
28.2%
48
21.2%
152
29.2%
86
25.3%
119

11
24.5%
451
Don't know0.0%
0
0.6%
1
0.3%
2
0.0%
0
0.2%
1

0
0.2%
4
No answer1.6%
3
2.4%
4
1.1%
8
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

2
0.8%
15
Missing40025975722624001882
TOTAL 100.0%
191
100.0%
170
100.0%
716
100.0%
295
100.0%
471

48

1843



Denominational affiliation by Race


WhiteBlackOtherTOTAL
Baptist23.3%
325
52.3%
214
7.6%
7
28.8%
546
Methodist12.6%
175
5.6%
23
2.2%
2
10.6%
200
Lutheran9.0%
125
1.7%
7
3.3%
3
7.1%
135
Presbyterian6.2%
87
1.0%
4
8.7%
8
5.2%
99
Episcopal3.4%
48
1.2%
5
2.2%
2
2.9%
55
Other19.9%
277
15.9%
65
35.9%
33
19.8%
375
No denomination24.9%
347
21.0%
86
32.6%
30
24.4%
463
Don't know0.1%
1
0.5%
2
0.0%
0
0.2%
3
No answer0.6%
8
0.7%
3
7.6%
7
1.0%
18
Missing14741533221949
TOTAL 100.0%
1393
100.0%
409
100.0%
92

1894



Denominational affiliation by Religion


ProtestantCatholicJewishNoneOtherMissingTOTAL
Baptist32.6%
546
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
29.1%
546
Methodist11.9%
200
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
10.7%
200
Lutheran8.1%
135
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
7.2%
135
Presbyterian5.9%
99
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
5.3%
99
Episcopal3.3%
55
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
2.9%
55
Other22.4%
375
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
20.0%
375
No denomination15.5%
260
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
100.0%
203

0
24.7%
463
Don't know0.2%
4
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
0.2%
4
No answer0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

17
0.0%
0
Missing09296580614201942
TOTAL 100.0%
1674
100.0%
0
100.0%
0
100.0%
0
100.0%
203

17

1877



Denominational affiliation by Sex


MaleFemaleTOTAL
Baptist27.2%
211
30.0%
335
28.9%
546
Methodist9.9%
77
11.0%
123
10.6%
200
Lutheran8.1%
63
6.4%
71
7.1%
134
Presbyterian5.7%
44
4.9%
55
5.2%
99
Episcopal3.0%
23
2.9%
32
2.9%
55
Other20.2%
157
19.5%
217
19.8%
374
No denomination24.5%
190
24.5%
273
24.5%
463
Don't know0.3%
2
0.2%
2
0.2%
4
No answer1.3%
10
0.6%
7
0.9%
17
Missing9859641949
TOTAL 100.0%
777
100.0%
1115

1892



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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