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Religious service attendance (Demographic Patterns)

How often do you attend religious services? (Use categories as probes, if necessary.). Results weighted by WTCOMBNR (General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel Combined)


Religious service attendance by Sex


MaleFemaleTOTAL
Never24.9%
562
19.5%
515
22.0%
1077
Less than once a year8.3%
188
5.7%
151
6.9%
339
About once or twice a year15.5%
350
12.6%
333
13.9%
683
Several times a year10.4%
234
10.4%
276
10.4%
510
About once a month8.0%
180
7.2%
191
7.6%
371
2-3 times a month7.5%
170
9.2%
244
8.4%
414
Nearly every week3.7%
83
4.7%
125
4.2%
208
Every week15.6%
353
21.2%
562
18.7%
915
Several times a week5.6%
127
9.1%
240
7.5%
367
Dont know, No answer0.4%
10
0.3%
8
0.4%
18
TOTAL 100.0%
2257
100.0%
2645

4902



Religious service attendance by Political ideology


Extremely liberal or liberalSlightly liberalModerateSlightly conservativeConservativeExtremely conservativeMissingTOTAL
Never31.3%
244
26.8%
160
21.8%
376
18.7%
125
12.0%
95
18.2%
35

41
21.8%
1035
Less than once a year6.8%
53
6.7%
40
8.0%
138
5.8%
39
5.8%
46
4.2%
8

15
6.8%
324
About once or twice a year16.4%
128
15.4%
92
15.3%
263
12.9%
86
10.3%
82
8.3%
16

17
14.0%
667
Several times a year10.3%
80
8.2%
49
11.7%
201
9.7%
65
11.1%
88
5.2%
10

17
10.4%
493
About once a month7.3%
57
7.4%
44
7.8%
134
9.1%
61
6.4%
51
7.8%
15

9
7.6%
362
2-3 times a month8.1%
63
10.9%
65
9.2%
159
7.3%
49
7.8%
62
5.2%
10

6
8.6%
408
Nearly every week3.0%
23
4.5%
27
4.5%
77
4.3%
29
5.3%
42
2.1%
4

6
4.2%
202
Every week12.8%
100
15.7%
94
15.3%
263
24.5%
164
27.2%
216
29.2%
56

21
18.8%
893
Several times a week4.0%
31
4.2%
25
5.9%
101
7.6%
51
13.7%
109
19.8%
38

11
7.5%
355
Dont know, No answer0.0%
0
0.2%
1
0.6%
11
0.0%
0
0.3%
2
0.0%
0

4
0.3%
14
TOTAL 100.0%
779
100.0%
597
100.0%
1723
100.0%
669
100.0%
793
100.0%
192

147

4753



Religious service attendance by Age


18 to 29 years old30 to 44 years old45 to 59 years old60 to 74 years old75 years or olderMissingTOTAL
Never25.7%
248
21.7%
283
20.6%
290
20.9%
173
21.4%
74

8
22.0%
1068
Less than once a year6.9%
67
7.7%
100
7.5%
106
5.9%
49
3.8%
13

3
6.9%
335
About once or twice a year16.1%
156
16.6%
217
13.0%
184
10.8%
89
9.3%
32

6
14.0%
678
Several times a year11.3%
109
10.6%
138
11.5%
162
9.2%
76
6.4%
22

4
10.4%
507
About once a month9.1%
88
8.5%
111
7.5%
106
5.8%
48
4.6%
16

2
7.6%
369
2-3 times a month9.6%
93
10.0%
131
7.7%
109
6.9%
57
6.4%
22

3
8.5%
412
Nearly every week4.8%
46
4.4%
57
3.4%
48
5.2%
43
4.6%
16

0
4.3%
210
Every week12.1%
117
13.5%
176
20.7%
292
24.8%
205
33.0%
114

9
18.6%
904
Several times a week4.3%
42
6.5%
85
7.7%
109
10.0%
83
10.1%
35

11
7.3%
354
Dont know, No answer0.0%
0
0.5%
6
0.3%
4
0.5%
4
0.3%
1

3
0.3%
15
TOTAL 100.0%
966
100.0%
1304
100.0%
1410
100.0%
827
100.0%
345

49

4852



Religious service attendance by Region


NortheastMidwestSouthWestMissingTOTAL
Never24.8%
209
22.6%
238
16.8%
315
28.0%
315

0
22.0%
1077
Less than once a year7.0%
59
6.4%
67
7.6%
142
6.3%
71

0
6.9%
339
About once or twice a year15.8%
133
12.0%
126
12.1%
228
17.2%
194

1
13.9%
681
Several times a year12.9%
109
10.1%
106
10.0%
187
9.6%
108

0
10.4%
510
About once a month6.6%
56
8.9%
94
7.4%
138
7.5%
84

0
7.6%
372
2-3 times a month7.6%
64
7.4%
78
11.0%
206
5.9%
66

0
8.4%
414
Nearly every week5.1%
43
3.7%
39
4.6%
86
3.6%
41

0
4.3%
209
Every week15.0%
127
22.7%
239
19.7%
370
15.9%
179

0
18.7%
915
Several times a week4.4%
37
6.1%
64
10.7%
200
5.8%
65

0
7.5%
366
Dont know, No answer0.8%
7
0.2%
2
0.3%
5
0.4%
4

0
0.4%
18
TOTAL 100.0%
844
100.0%
1053
100.0%
1877
100.0%
1127

1

4901



Religious service attendance by Religion


ProtestantCatholicJewishNoneOtherMissingTOTAL
Never12.2%
286
12.8%
159
8.6%
8
66.9%
541
19.8%
76

6
22.0%
1070
Less than once a year5.9%
138
6.3%
78
14.0%
13
10.1%
82
6.5%
25

4
6.9%
336
About once or twice a year10.3%
240
18.5%
231
25.8%
24
15.0%
121
16.4%
63

3
13.9%
679
Several times a year11.0%
257
13.0%
162
21.5%
20
3.2%
26
11.0%
42

2
10.4%
507
About once a month8.7%
204
9.6%
119
6.5%
6
1.0%
8
9.1%
35

0
7.6%
372
2-3 times a month10.0%
233
10.4%
130
9.7%
9
1.6%
13
7.6%
29

0
8.5%
414
Nearly every week5.1%
120
4.5%
56
1.1%
1
0.4%
3
7.6%
29

0
4.3%
209
Every week24.9%
582
21.4%
267
5.4%
5
0.9%
7
12.5%
48

6
18.7%
909
Several times a week11.8%
276
3.5%
43
7.5%
7
1.0%
8
8.4%
32

1
7.5%
366
Dont know, No answer0.0%
1
0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
1.0%
4

12
0.1%
6
TOTAL 100.0%
2337
100.0%
1246
100.0%
93
100.0%
809
100.0%
383

34

4868



Religious service attendance by Race


WhiteBlackOtherTOTAL
Never23.6%
880
11.3%
75
23.6%
121
21.9%
1076
Less than once a year7.1%
266
7.4%
49
4.7%
24
6.9%
339
About once or twice a year14.6%
544
10.0%
66
14.2%
73
13.9%
683
Several times a year10.4%
389
10.4%
69
10.1%
52
10.4%
510
About once a month7.3%
272
7.6%
50
9.7%
50
7.6%
372
2-3 times a month7.2%
270
15.0%
99
8.8%
45
8.4%
414
Nearly every week3.9%
144
5.3%
35
5.8%
30
4.3%
209
Every week18.7%
697
20.7%
137
15.8%
81
18.7%
915
Several times a week6.8%
252
12.2%
81
6.6%
34
7.5%
367
Dont know, No answer0.4%
15
0.2%
1
0.6%
3
0.4%
19
TOTAL 100.0%
3729
100.0%
662
100.0%
513

4904



Religious service attendance by Church attendance


Less than once a yearOnce a yearSeveral times a yearOne to three times a monthNearly every weekOnce a week or moreMissingTOTAL
Never76.0%
1076
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
23.8%
1076
Less than once a year24.0%
339
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
7.5%
339
About once or twice a year0.0%
0
100.0%
683
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
15.1%
683
Several times a year0.0%
0
0.0%
0
100.0%
510
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
11.3%
510
About once a month0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
47.3%
372
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
8.2%
372
2-3 times a month0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
52.7%
414
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
9.2%
414
Nearly every week0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
100.0%
209
0.0%
0

0
4.6%
209
Every week0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
100.0%
914

0
20.2%
914
Several times a week0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

367
0.0%
0
Dont know, No answer0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

18
0.0%
0
TOTAL 100.0%
1415
100.0%
683
100.0%
510
100.0%
786
100.0%
209
100.0%
914

385

4517



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.