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Strength of affiliation (Demographic Patterns)

Would you call yourself a strong [RELIGIOUS PREFERENCE] or a not very strong [RELIGIOUS PREFERENCE]? Results weighted by WTCOMB (General Social Survey 2014 Cross-Section and Panel Combined)


Strength of affiliation by Age


18-2930-4445-5960-7475 or olderMissingTOTAL
Strong24.2%
165
30.7%
314
40.2%
433
39.0%
293
55.2%
149

3
35.6%
1354
Not very strong35.7%
244
35.2%
360
34.6%
373
38.2%
287
30.0%
81

16
35.3%
1345
Somewhat strong7.0%
48
7.0%
72
7.1%
77
7.3%
55
8.9%
24

0
7.3%
276
No religion32.7%
223
26.5%
271
17.3%
187
14.2%
107
4.8%
13

4
21.0%
801
Don't know0.4%
3
0.1%
1
0.3%
3
0.5%
4
0.4%
1

0
0.3%
12
No answer0.0%
0
0.5%
5
0.5%
5
0.8%
6
0.7%
2

4
0.5%
18
Missing0700007
TOTAL 100.0%
683
100.0%
1023
100.0%
1078
100.0%
752
100.0%
270

27

3806



Strength of affiliation by Worship attendance


Less than once a yearOnce a yearSeveral times a yearOnce to three times a monthNearly every weekEvery week or moreMissingTOTAL
Strong8.8%
112
15.1%
74
20.2%
82
46.4%
256
62.1%
105
77.7%
728

1
35.5%
1357
Not very strong38.2%
484
56.3%
276
59.6%
242
38.2%
211
17.2%
29
12.5%
117

1
35.6%
1359
Somewhat strong4.1%
52
5.3%
26
12.6%
51
10.7%
59
16.6%
28
6.3%
59

0
7.2%
275
No religion48.2%
610
22.9%
112
7.6%
31
4.0%
22
1.8%
3
2.7%
25

2
21.0%
803
Don't know0.2%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.5%
3
1.2%
2
0.4%
4

0
0.3%
11
No answer0.5%
6
0.4%
2
0.0%
0
0.2%
1
1.2%
2
0.4%
4

8
0.4%
15
Missing41000005
TOTAL 100.0%
1266
100.0%
490
100.0%
406
100.0%
552
100.0%
169
100.0%
937

12

3820



Strength of affiliation by Political ideology


Extremely liberal or liberalSlightly liberalModerateSlightly conservativeConservative or extremely conservativeMissingTOTAL
Strong25.0%
147
27.4%
117
30.8%
453
34.9%
182
59.7%
425

33
35.6%
1324
Not very strong30.0%
176
36.8%
157
40.3%
593
42.3%
221
26.1%
186

27
35.8%
1333
Somewhat strong6.8%
40
5.2%
22
7.4%
109
9.6%
50
6.2%
44

11
7.1%
265
No religion37.3%
219
29.3%
125
20.4%
301
13.0%
68
7.9%
56

36
20.7%
769
Don't know0.2%
1
0.5%
2
0.3%
5
0.2%
1
0.0%
0

3
0.2%
9
No answer0.7%
4
0.9%
4
0.7%
11
0.0%
0
0.1%
1

3
0.5%
20
Missing4100005
TOTAL 100.0%
587
100.0%
427
100.0%
1472
100.0%
522
100.0%
712

113

3720



Strength of affiliation by Race


WhiteBlackOtherTOTAL
Strong33.1%
946
49.0%
276
32.8%
135
35.4%
1357
Not very strong37.6%
1075
24.3%
137
36.2%
149
35.5%
1361
Somewhat strong7.1%
203
6.7%
38
8.3%
34
7.2%
275
No religion21.6%
619
18.3%
103
20.6%
85
21.0%
807
Don't know0.2%
7
0.7%
4
0.2%
1
0.3%
12
No answer0.3%
10
0.9%
5
1.9%
8
0.6%
23
Missing7007
TOTAL 100.0%
2860
100.0%
563
100.0%
412

3835



Strength of affiliation by Religion


ProtestantCatholicJewishNoneOtherMissingTOTAL
Strong49.7%
831
34.2%
317
39.1%
25
0.0%
0
53.3%
184

0
35.6%
1357
Not very strong41.1%
687
56.1%
521
46.9%
30
0.0%
0
35.4%
122

0
35.6%
1360
Somewhat strong8.7%
146
9.4%
87
14.1%
9
0.0%
0
9.9%
34

0
7.2%
276
No religion0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
100.0%
806
0.0%
0

0
21.1%
806
Don't know0.4%
7
0.3%
3
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.6%
2

0
0.3%
12
No answer0.1%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.9%
3

17
0.1%
5
TOTAL 100.0%
1673
100.0%
928
100.0%
64
100.0%
806
100.0%
345

17

3816



Strength of affiliation by Sex


MaleFemaleTOTAL
Strong29.6%
521
40.3%
837
35.4%
1358
Not very strong37.8%
666
33.5%
695
35.5%
1361
Somewhat strong6.9%
121
7.5%
155
7.2%
276
No religion24.8%
437
17.8%
369
21.0%
806
Don't know0.2%
4
0.4%
8
0.3%
12
No answer0.6%
11
0.6%
12
0.6%
23
Missing437
TOTAL 100.0%
1760
100.0%
2076

3836



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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