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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 WTCOMBNR (General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel Combined)


Strength of affiliation by Sex


MaleFemaleTOTAL
Strong27.3%
615
39.4%
1042
33.8%
1657
Not very strong40.0%
902
36.1%
954
37.9%
1856
Somewhat strong6.5%
146
6.8%
181
6.7%
327
No religion20.7%
468
13.1%
345
16.6%
813
Dont know0.2%
4
0.3%
7
0.2%
11
No answer5.4%
121
4.3%
114
4.8%
235
Missing101
TOTAL 100.0%
2256
100.0%
2643

4899



Strength of affiliation by Political ideology


Extremely liberal or liberalSlightly liberalModerateSlightly conservativeConservativeExtremely conservativeMissingTOTAL
Strong24.7%
192
27.3%
163
28.1%
484
38.1%
255
50.6%
401
58.3%
112

49
33.8%
1607
Not very strong33.1%
257
41.5%
248
42.1%
726
39.9%
267
34.6%
274
25.5%
49

34
38.3%
1821
Somewhat strong4.8%
37
3.3%
20
9.6%
165
5.1%
34
6.3%
50
3.6%
7

15
6.6%
313
No religion29.6%
230
22.7%
136
15.3%
263
13.8%
92
6.1%
48
9.4%
18

25
16.6%
787
Dont know0.4%
3
0.0%
0
0.2%
4
0.1%
1
0.1%
1
0.0%
0

1
0.2%
9
No answer7.3%
57
5.2%
31
4.8%
82
3.0%
20
2.4%
19
3.1%
6

22
4.5%
215
Missing10000001
TOTAL 100.0%
776
100.0%
598
100.0%
1724
100.0%
669
100.0%
793
100.0%
192

146

4752



Strength of affiliation by Age


18 to 29 years old30 to 44 years old45 to 59 years old60 to 74 years old75 years or olderMissingTOTAL
Strong24.6%
238
27.2%
355
38.1%
537
40.6%
336
50.0%
172

19
33.8%
1638
Not very strong39.4%
381
41.1%
536
38.9%
548
35.1%
290
27.0%
93

8
38.1%
1848
Somewhat strong6.1%
59
6.7%
87
6.2%
87
7.3%
60
8.7%
30

4
6.7%
323
No religion24.4%
236
19.3%
252
13.1%
184
12.5%
103
9.3%
32

6
16.6%
807
Dont know0.0%
0
0.2%
2
0.3%
4
0.4%
3
0.6%
2

0
0.2%
11
No answer5.4%
52
5.4%
71
3.5%
49
4.2%
35
4.4%
15

13
4.6%
222
Missing0100001
TOTAL 100.0%
966
100.0%
1303
100.0%
1409
100.0%
827
100.0%
344

50

4849



Strength of affiliation by Region


NortheastMidwestSouthWestMissingTOTAL
Strong28.9%
244
35.6%
375
38.7%
726
27.8%
313

0
33.8%
1658
Not very strong37.7%
318
37.3%
392
37.8%
709
38.8%
437

1
37.9%
1856
Somewhat strong8.9%
75
4.9%
52
8.3%
155
3.9%
44

0
6.7%
326
No religion16.5%
139
19.1%
201
11.9%
223
22.2%
250

0
16.6%
813
Dont know0.2%
2
0.2%
2
0.3%
5
0.1%
1

0
0.2%
10
No answer7.8%
66
2.9%
30
3.1%
59
7.3%
82

0
4.8%
237
Missing100001
TOTAL 100.0%
844
100.0%
1052
100.0%
1877
100.0%
1127

1

4900



Strength of affiliation by Religion


ProtestantCatholicJewishNoneOtherMissingTOTAL
Strong47.2%
1102
31.7%
395
43.0%
40
0.0%
0
31.4%
121

0
34.1%
1658
Not very strong43.4%
1012
59.1%
736
47.3%
44
0.0%
0
16.6%
64

0
38.1%
1856
Somewhat strong7.9%
184
8.8%
110
7.5%
7
0.0%
0
6.5%
25

0
6.7%
326
No religion0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
100.0%
809
0.0%
0

4
16.6%
809
Dont know0.2%
5
0.2%
3
2.2%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
0.2%
10
No answer1.3%
31
0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
45.5%
175

29
4.3%
207
TOTAL 100.0%
2334
100.0%
1245
100.0%
93
100.0%
809
100.0%
385

33

4866



Strength of affiliation by Race


WhiteBlackOtherTOTAL
Strong33.1%
1233
48.1%
318
20.6%
106
33.8%
1657
Not very strong39.5%
1470
27.1%
179
40.3%
207
37.9%
1856
Somewhat strong6.7%
248
7.6%
50
5.6%
29
6.7%
327
No religion17.2%
640
12.7%
84
17.5%
90
16.6%
814
Dont know0.2%
9
0.2%
1
0.2%
1
0.2%
11
No answer3.4%
126
4.4%
29
15.8%
81
4.8%
236
Missing1001
TOTAL 100.0%
3726
100.0%
661
100.0%
514

4901



Strength of 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
Strong6.4%
91
12.0%
82
21.5%
109
38.5%
302
51.4%
107
72.2%
661

304
29.9%
1352
Not very strong40.0%
567
56.7%
387
60.6%
308
45.0%
353
28.8%
60
16.1%
147

33
40.4%
1822
Somewhat strong3.6%
51
6.7%
46
9.1%
46
10.6%
83
11.5%
24
7.4%
68

10
7.0%
318
No religion44.1%
625
17.9%
122
5.1%
26
2.7%
21
1.4%
3
0.9%
8

9
17.8%
805
Dont know0.1%
2
0.6%
4
0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.4%
4

0
0.2%
11
No answer5.6%
80
6.1%
42
3.5%
18
3.3%
26
6.7%
14
3.0%
27

28
4.6%
207
Missing00100001
TOTAL 100.0%
1416
100.0%
683
100.0%
508
100.0%
785
100.0%
208
100.0%
915

384

4515



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.