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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 WTCOMB (General Social Survey 2014 Cross-Section and Panel Combined)


Religious service attendance by Age


18-2930-4445-5960-7475 or olderMissingTOTAL
Never33.3%
228
26.9%
277
23.6%
254
24.2%
182
20.8%
56

5
26.1%
997
Less than once a year6.6%
45
7.6%
78
6.6%
71
8.6%
65
2.6%
7

2
7.0%
266
About once or twice a year15.8%
108
12.3%
127
13.2%
142
11.6%
87
8.6%
23

4
12.8%
487
Several times a year12.6%
86
11.6%
119
11.0%
119
8.5%
64
4.5%
12

6
10.5%
400
About once a month5.6%
38
7.0%
72
7.1%
76
4.2%
32
5.6%
15

0
6.1%
233
2-3 times a month7.9%
54
9.1%
94
8.5%
92
8.5%
64
5.6%
15

1
8.4%
319
Nearly every week1.8%
12
4.2%
43
4.7%
51
5.2%
39
8.6%
23

0
4.4%
168
Every week12.4%
85
16.0%
165
17.0%
183
20.1%
151
34.6%
93

5
17.8%
677
Several times a week4.1%
28
5.1%
52
8.1%
87
8.4%
63
8.9%
24

0
6.7%
254
Don't know, No answer0.0%
0
0.2%
2
0.3%
3
0.8%
6
0.4%
1

3
0.3%
12
TOTAL 100.0%
684
100.0%
1029
100.0%
1078
100.0%
753
100.0%
269

26

3813



Religious service attendance by Worship attendance


Less than once a yearOnce a yearSeveral times a yearOnce to three times a monthNearly every weekEvery week or moreMissingTOTAL
Never78.9%
1003
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
26.2%
1003
Less than once a year21.1%
268
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
7.0%
268
About once or twice a year0.0%
0
100.0%
492
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
12.9%
492
Several times a year0.0%
0
0.0%
0
100.0%
406
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
10.6%
406
About once a month0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
42.2%
233
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
6.1%
233
2-3 times a month0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
57.8%
319
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
8.3%
319
Nearly every week0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
100.0%
169
0.0%
0

0
4.4%
169
Every week0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
72.9%
682

0
17.8%
682
Several times a week0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
27.1%
254

0
6.6%
254
Don't know, No answer0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

14
0.0%
0
TOTAL 100.0%
1271
100.0%
492
100.0%
406
100.0%
552
100.0%
169
100.0%
936

14

3826



Religious service attendance by Political ideology


Extremely liberal or liberalSlightly liberalModerateSlightly conservativeConservative or extremely conservativeMissingTOTAL
Never39.9%
236
27.7%
119
27.4%
403
19.3%
101
14.7%
105

39
25.9%
964
Less than once a year8.3%
49
9.8%
42
7.0%
103
7.1%
37
4.1%
29

9
7.0%
260
About once or twice a year17.8%
105
16.1%
69
12.6%
186
13.8%
72
6.9%
49

11
12.9%
481
Several times a year10.0%
59
8.6%
37
12.6%
186
11.3%
59
8.0%
57

7
10.7%
398
About once a month4.1%
24
7.5%
32
6.5%
95
6.1%
32
5.9%
42

7
6.0%
225
2-3 times a month5.4%
32
9.3%
40
9.4%
139
9.2%
48
7.7%
55

4
8.4%
314
Nearly every week2.5%
15
3.3%
14
4.1%
60
5.9%
31
6.2%
44

5
4.4%
164
Every week8.8%
52
13.8%
59
14.6%
215
21.4%
112
32.4%
231

13
18.0%
669
Several times a week3.0%
18
3.7%
16
5.2%
77
5.9%
31
13.9%
99

13
6.5%
241
Don't know, No answer0.2%
1
0.2%
1
0.5%
7
0.0%
0
0.1%
1

5
0.3%
10
TOTAL 100.0%
591
100.0%
429
100.0%
1471
100.0%
523
100.0%
712

113

3726



Religious service attendance by Race


WhiteBlackOtherTOTAL
Never28.4%
814
14.6%
82
26.2%
108
26.1%
1004
Less than once a year7.7%
222
3.6%
20
6.3%
26
7.0%
268
About once or twice a year12.9%
370
11.7%
66
13.6%
56
12.8%
492
Several times a year10.4%
297
10.8%
61
11.6%
48
10.6%
406
About once a month5.5%
157
8.5%
48
6.8%
28
6.1%
233
2-3 times a month7.0%
200
15.1%
85
8.2%
34
8.3%
319
Nearly every week4.3%
123
5.7%
32
3.4%
14
4.4%
169
Every week17.3%
495
20.8%
117
17.2%
71
17.8%
683
Several times a week6.2%
179
8.9%
50
6.1%
25
6.6%
254
Don't know, No answer0.3%
10
0.4%
2
0.7%
3
0.4%
15
TOTAL 100.0%
2867
100.0%
563
100.0%
413

3843



Religious service attendance by Religion


ProtestantCatholicJewishNoneOtherMissingTOTAL
Never13.6%
227
14.7%
137
12.5%
8
68.2%
548
21.2%
73

10
26.0%
993
Less than once a year5.9%
99
8.4%
78
14.1%
9
7.7%
62
5.8%
20

0
7.0%
268
About once or twice a year10.1%
169
14.7%
137
21.9%
14
13.9%
112
16.5%
57

3
12.8%
489
Several times a year11.5%
192
14.1%
131
17.2%
11
3.9%
31
11.6%
40

0
10.6%
405
About once a month6.5%
108
9.0%
84
9.4%
6
1.5%
12
6.4%
22

0
6.1%
232
2-3 times a month11.3%
189
9.0%
84
6.3%
4
1.1%
9
9.3%
32

0
8.3%
318
Nearly every week6.5%
109
5.3%
49
1.6%
1
0.4%
3
2.0%
7

0
4.4%
169
Every week24.4%
408
20.7%
192
10.9%
7
2.6%
21
15.7%
54

0
17.9%
682
Several times a week10.2%
170
4.0%
37
6.3%
4
0.4%
3
11.3%
39

1
6.6%
253
Don't know, No answer0.2%
3
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
2
0.3%
1

9
0.2%
6
TOTAL 100.0%
1674
100.0%
929
100.0%
64
100.0%
803
100.0%
345

23

3815



Religious service attendance by Sex


MaleFemaleTOTAL
Never29.1%
514
23.6%
490
26.1%
1004
Less than once a year8.2%
145
6.0%
124
7.0%
269
About once or twice a year14.3%
253
11.5%
239
12.8%
492
Several times a year11.1%
196
10.1%
210
10.6%
406
About once a month5.7%
100
6.4%
133
6.1%
233
2-3 times a month7.4%
131
9.1%
189
8.3%
320
Nearly every week3.6%
63
5.1%
106
4.4%
169
Every week14.9%
262
20.2%
420
17.7%
682
Several times a week5.3%
93
7.7%
161
6.6%
254
Don't know, No answer0.4%
7
0.4%
8
0.4%
15
TOTAL 100.0%
1764
100.0%
2080

3844



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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