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Denominational affiliation (Demographic Patterns)

If "Protestant": What specific denomination is that, if any? Results weighted by WTCOMB (General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined)


Denominational affiliation by Age


18-2930-4445-5960-7475 or olderMissingTOTAL
Baptist44.7%
126
34.2%
185
35.9%
248
28.6%
144
23.3%
49

4
33.8%
752
Methodist5.7%
16
10.2%
55
10.9%
75
15.7%
79
13.8%
29

0
11.4%
254
Lutheran5.3%
15
5.7%
31
8.3%
57
9.7%
49
12.9%
27

2
8.0%
179
Presbyterian2.8%
8
3.9%
21
4.8%
33
7.2%
36
8.6%
18

2
5.2%
116
Episcopal0.7%
2
2.4%
13
4.1%
28
5.2%
26
5.2%
11

0
3.6%
80
Other22.3%
63
25.3%
137
22.9%
158
21.9%
110
25.2%
53

0
23.4%
521
No denomination17.4%
49
18.1%
98
12.9%
89
10.9%
55
10.5%
22

5
14.1%
313
Don't know0.7%
2
0.2%
1
0.3%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
0.2%
5
No answer0.4%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.8%
4
0.5%
1

3
0.3%
6
Missing65878363537010402550
TOTAL 100.0%
282
100.0%
541
100.0%
690
100.0%
503
100.0%
210

16

2226



Denominational affiliation by Worship attendance


Less than once a yearOnce a yearSeveral times a yearOne to three times a monthNearly every weekEvery week or moreMissingTOTAL
Baptist35.1%
149
33.9%
80
30.9%
77
38.9%
154
37.1%
49
30.7%
246

2
33.7%
755
Methodist12.5%
53
13.6%
32
15.7%
39
13.6%
54
12.1%
16
7.5%
60

0
11.3%
254
Lutheran8.3%
35
10.6%
25
8.0%
20
9.6%
38
12.9%
17
5.5%
44

0
8.0%
179
Presbyterian6.1%
26
7.2%
17
5.2%
13
5.3%
21
4.5%
6
4.4%
35

0
5.3%
118
Episcopal4.5%
19
4.2%
10
4.4%
11
3.8%
15
1.5%
2
2.9%
23

0
3.6%
80
Other13.2%
56
18.6%
44
19.7%
49
15.9%
63
19.7%
26
35.2%
282

0
23.2%
520
No denomination19.1%
81
11.0%
26
15.3%
38
12.4%
49
10.6%
14
13.7%
110

0
14.2%
318
Don't know0.7%
3
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.3%
1
1.5%
2
0.0%
0

0
0.3%
6
No answer0.5%
2
0.8%
2
0.8%
2
0.3%
1
0.0%
0
0.1%
1

3
0.4%
8
Missing10924032413325344202563
TOTAL 100.0%
424
100.0%
236
100.0%
249
100.0%
396
100.0%
132
100.0%
801

5

2238



Denominational affiliation by Political ideology


Extremely liberal or liberalSlightly liberalModerateSlightly conservativeExtremely conservative or conservativeMissingTOTAL
Baptist29.8%
65
34.5%
71
35.8%
282
29.3%
106
34.7%
203

29
33.7%
727
Methodist12.8%
28
13.6%
28
12.4%
98
10.5%
38
9.7%
57

5
11.5%
249
Lutheran7.3%
16
8.7%
18
9.6%
76
9.4%
34
6.0%
35

2
8.3%
179
Presbyterian4.1%
9
8.3%
17
5.1%
40
6.4%
23
4.6%
27

0
5.4%
116
Episcopal6.0%
13
1.9%
4
3.0%
24
4.4%
16
3.6%
21

1
3.6%
78
Other24.8%
54
18.4%
38
21.4%
169
23.8%
86
24.8%
145

30
22.8%
492
No denomination14.7%
32
14.6%
30
11.8%
93
16.0%
58
15.9%
93

12
14.2%
306
Don't know0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.4%
3
0.0%
0
0.3%
2

1
0.2%
5
No answer0.5%
1
0.0%
0
0.4%
3
0.3%
1
0.3%
2

2
0.3%
7
Missing52733396133631302470
TOTAL 100.0%
218
100.0%
206
100.0%
788
100.0%
362
100.0%
585

82

2159



Denominational affiliation by Race


WhiteBlackOtherTOTAL
Baptist26.5%
445
62.0%
297
15.9%
14
33.7%
756
Methodist13.0%
218
6.7%
32
6.8%
6
11.4%
256
Lutheran10.5%
176
0.4%
2
3.4%
3
8.1%
181
Presbyterian6.3%
106
1.0%
5
6.8%
6
5.2%
117
Episcopal4.2%
71
0.6%
3
6.8%
6
3.6%
80
Other23.1%
387
19.2%
92
47.7%
42
23.2%
521
No denomination15.8%
265
8.8%
42
12.5%
11
14.2%
318
Don't know0.1%
2
0.8%
4
0.0%
0
0.3%
6
No answer0.4%
7
0.4%
2
0.0%
0
0.4%
9
Missing19562243952575
TOTAL 100.0%
1677
100.0%
479
100.0%
88

2244



Denominational affiliation by Religion


ProtestantCatholicJewishNoneOtherMissingTOTAL
Baptist33.8%
751
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
45.5%
5

0
33.8%
756
Methodist11.5%
255
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
11.4%
255
Lutheran8.1%
181
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
8.1%
181
Presbyterian5.3%
117
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
5.2%
117
Episcopal3.6%
81
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
3.6%
81
Other23.4%
521
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
23.3%
521
No denomination14.0%
312
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
54.5%
6

0
14.2%
318
Don't know0.3%
6
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
0.3%
6
No answer0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

9
0.0%
0
Missing111308995939002569
TOTAL 100.0%
2224
100.0%
0
100.0%
0
100.0%
0
100.0%
11

9

2235



Denominational affiliation by Sex


MaleFemaleTOTAL
Baptist34.4%
328
33.2%
428
33.7%
756
Methodist10.4%
99
12.1%
156
11.4%
255
Lutheran8.9%
85
7.4%
95
8.0%
180
Presbyterian5.3%
51
5.1%
66
5.2%
117
Episcopal3.9%
37
3.4%
44
3.6%
81
Other21.9%
209
24.2%
312
23.2%
521
No denomination14.5%
138
14.0%
181
14.2%
319
Don't know0.2%
2
0.3%
4
0.3%
6
No answer0.5%
5
0.4%
5
0.4%
10
Missing127612992575
TOTAL 100.0%
954
100.0%
1291

2245



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 2012 GSS. There are a total of 4,820 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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