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Denominational affiliation (Demographic Patterns)

If "Protestant": What specific denomination is that, if any? Results weighted by WTCOMBNR (General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel Combined)


Denominational affiliation by Sex


MaleFemaleTOTAL
Baptist33.3%
366
32.3%
468
32.7%
834
Methodist9.6%
106
10.8%
156
10.3%
262
Lutheran6.8%
75
6.7%
97
6.8%
172
Presbyterian5.6%
61
5.7%
82
5.6%
143
Episcopal3.7%
41
3.2%
47
3.5%
88
Other19.7%
217
20.3%
294
20.1%
511
No Denomination18.3%
201
19.5%
282
19.0%
483
Dont Know1.5%
16
0.6%
9
1.0%
25
No Answer1.5%
16
1.0%
14
1.2%
30
Missing115711962353
TOTAL 100.0%
1099
100.0%
1449

2548



Denominational affiliation by Political ideology


Extremely liberal or liberalSlightly liberalModerateSlightly conservativeConservativeExtremely conservativeMissingTOTAL
Baptist34.3%
99
29.0%
73
35.0%
317
28.4%
108
31.4%
166
36.0%
45

26
32.6%
808
Methodist9.0%
26
12.7%
32
11.1%
101
13.2%
50
8.7%
46
2.4%
3

4
10.4%
258
Lutheran6.9%
20
5.2%
13
7.0%
63
8.2%
31
7.6%
40
4.0%
5

0
6.9%
172
Presbyterian6.6%
19
6.0%
15
6.8%
62
3.7%
14
4.9%
26
6.4%
8

0
5.8%
144
Episcopal4.8%
14
5.2%
13
2.9%
26
2.1%
8
4.2%
22
3.2%
4

2
3.5%
87
Other22.1%
64
15.9%
40
18.0%
163
22.4%
85
22.5%
119
21.6%
27

14
20.1%
498
No Denomination15.9%
46
25.4%
64
16.1%
146
21.3%
81
19.3%
102
26.4%
33

11
19.0%
472
Dont Know0.0%
0
0.4%
1
1.4%
13
0.0%
0
0.8%
4
0.0%
0

6
0.7%
18
No Answer0.3%
1
0.4%
1
1.7%
15
0.8%
3
0.6%
3
0.0%
0

8
0.9%
23
Missing4903488172892656802277
TOTAL 100.0%
289
100.0%
252
100.0%
906
100.0%
380
100.0%
528
100.0%
125

71

2480



Denominational affiliation by Age


18 to 29 years old30 to 44 years old45 to 59 years old60 to 74 years old75 years or olderMissingTOTAL
Baptist36.5%
145
33.8%
206
33.4%
277
30.1%
141
27.1%
58

6
32.8%
827
Methodist6.8%
27
8.0%
49
10.4%
86
14.9%
70
14.5%
31

0
10.4%
263
Lutheran4.3%
17
5.4%
33
7.5%
62
9.0%
42
7.9%
17

1
6.8%
171
Presbyterian3.8%
15
3.9%
24
6.0%
50
8.5%
40
6.5%
14

0
5.7%
143
Episcopal1.5%
6
2.5%
15
3.1%
26
4.5%
21
8.9%
19

0
3.5%
87
Other17.9%
71
19.2%
117
21.0%
174
19.8%
93
25.2%
54

2
20.2%
509
No Denomination23.9%
95
26.1%
159
17.0%
141
11.9%
56
8.4%
18

14
18.6%
469
Dont Know4.3%
17
0.5%
3
0.5%
4
0.0%
0
0.5%
1

0
1.0%
25
No Answer1.0%
4
0.5%
3
1.1%
9
1.3%
6
0.9%
2

6
1.0%
24
Missing57069358135913002333
TOTAL 100.0%
397
100.0%
609
100.0%
829
100.0%
469
100.0%
214

29

2518



Denominational affiliation by Region


NortheastMidwestSouthWestMissingTOTAL
Baptist27.0%
81
25.0%
134
46.0%
557
12.0%
60

1
32.7%
832
Methodist7.7%
23
14.0%
75
11.0%
133
6.2%
31

0
10.3%
262
Lutheran7.7%
23
15.3%
82
3.1%
38
6.0%
30

0
6.8%
173
Presbyterian8.0%
24
6.7%
36
4.9%
59
4.8%
24

0
5.6%
143
Episcopal5.3%
16
2.1%
11
4.1%
50
2.2%
11

0
3.5%
88
Other20.3%
61
20.6%
110
16.1%
195
29.0%
145

0
20.1%
511
No Denomination19.0%
57
15.1%
81
13.4%
162
36.6%
183

0
19.0%
483
Dont Know2.0%
6
0.4%
2
0.7%
8
1.6%
8

0
0.9%
24
No Answer3.0%
9
0.7%
4
0.7%
9
1.6%
8

0
1.2%
30
Missing54451866562702354
TOTAL 100.0%
300
100.0%
535
100.0%
1211
100.0%
500

1

2546



Denominational affiliation by Religion


ProtestantCatholicJewishNoneOtherMissingTOTAL
Baptist35.7%
834
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
33.1%
834
Methodist11.2%
262
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
10.4%
262
Lutheran7.4%
172
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
6.8%
172
Presbyterian6.1%
143
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
5.7%
143
Episcopal3.8%
88
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
3.5%
88
Other21.9%
511
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
20.3%
511
No Denomination13.3%
310
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
94.6%
174

0
19.2%
484
Dont Know0.6%
15
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
5.4%
10

0
1.0%
25
No Answer0.0%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

29
0.0%
1
Missing012449380920102347
TOTAL 100.0%
2336
100.0%
0
100.0%
0
100.0%
0
100.0%
184

29

2520



Denominational affiliation by Race


WhiteBlackOtherTOTAL
Baptist26.9%
512
61.6%
299
14.6%
23
32.7%
834
Methodist11.9%
226
4.7%
23
8.2%
13
10.3%
262
Lutheran8.6%
163
0.6%
3
3.8%
6
6.8%
172
Presbyterian7.0%
134
0.6%
3
3.8%
6
5.6%
143
Episcopal4.1%
78
1.2%
6
1.9%
3
3.4%
87
Other19.7%
376
16.5%
80
35.4%
56
20.1%
512
No Denomination20.5%
390
11.3%
55
24.1%
38
19.0%
483
Dont Know0.5%
10
2.1%
10
3.2%
5
1.0%
25
No Answer0.8%
15
1.2%
6
5.1%
8
1.1%
29
Missing18231763542353
TOTAL 100.0%
1904
100.0%
485
100.0%
158

2547



Denominational affiliation by Church attendance


Less than once a yearOnce a yearSeveral times a yearOne to three times a monthNearly every weekOnce a week or moreMissingTOTAL
Baptist33.3%
156
30.4%
82
35.0%
98
37.7%
177
32.8%
44
26.9%
166

112
32.3%
723
Methodist11.7%
55
11.9%
32
11.8%
33
12.6%
59
10.4%
14
9.9%
61

8
11.3%
254
Lutheran7.7%
36
6.7%
18
10.0%
28
8.5%
40
7.5%
10
6.0%
37

4
7.5%
169
Presbyterian5.1%
24
6.3%
17
5.0%
14
7.7%
36
9.7%
13
5.2%
32

8
6.1%
136
Episcopal3.8%
18
6.3%
17
2.9%
8
3.4%
16
1.5%
2
3.9%
24

2
3.8%
85
Other14.1%
66
12.6%
34
9.3%
26
14.3%
67
17.9%
24
29.6%
183

111
17.9%
400
No Denomination21.7%
102
24.1%
65
21.4%
60
15.6%
73
17.2%
23
17.6%
109

51
19.3%
432
Dont Know0.6%
3
1.1%
3
4.3%
12
0.2%
1
3.0%
4
0.2%
1

0
1.1%
24
No Answer1.9%
9
0.7%
2
0.4%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.8%
5

12
0.8%
17
Missing9454152303157429802277
TOTAL 100.0%
469
100.0%
270
100.0%
280
100.0%
469
100.0%
134
100.0%
618

308

2240



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 2010 GSS. There are a total of 4,901 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.