Has respondent had a "born again" experience?
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Has respondent had a "born again" experience? (Demographic Patterns)

Would you say you have been "born again" or have had a "born again" experience -- that is, a turning point in your life when you committed yourself to Christ? Results weighted by WTCOMBNR (General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel Combined)


Has respondent had a "born again" experience? by Sex


MaleFemaleTOTAL
Yes33.2%
749
41.3%
1093
37.6%
1842
No65.6%
1481
57.5%
1519
61.2%
3000
Dont know0.6%
13
0.9%
25
0.8%
38
No answer0.7%
15
0.3%
7
0.4%
22
TOTAL 100.0%
2258
100.0%
2644

4902



Has respondent had a "born again" experience? by Political ideology


Extremely liberal or liberalSlightly liberalModerateSlightly conservativeConservativeExtremely conservativeMissingTOTAL
Yes26.5%
206
27.4%
164
35.8%
617
41.5%
278
50.8%
403
58.9%
113

60
37.4%
1781
No72.4%
563
72.3%
433
62.7%
1081
57.6%
386
48.5%
385
39.6%
76

76
61.5%
2924
Dont know0.3%
2
0.3%
2
0.9%
16
0.7%
5
0.8%
6
0.5%
1

6
0.7%
32
No answer0.9%
7
0.0%
0
0.5%
9
0.1%
1
0.0%
0
1.0%
2

3
0.4%
19
TOTAL 100.0%
778
100.0%
599
100.0%
1723
100.0%
670
100.0%
794
100.0%
192

145

4756



Has respondent had a "born again" experience? by Age


18 to 29 years old30 to 44 years old45 to 59 years old60 to 74 years old75 years or olderMissingTOTAL
Yes30.0%
290
35.2%
459
42.9%
605
40.9%
338
36.9%
127

23
37.5%
1819
No69.3%
671
63.6%
829
56.2%
793
58.4%
483
59.3%
204

21
61.4%
2980
Dont know0.5%
5
0.9%
12
0.6%
8
0.5%
4
1.5%
5

3
0.7%
34
No answer0.2%
2
0.2%
3
0.3%
4
0.2%
2
2.3%
8

3
0.4%
19
TOTAL 100.0%
968
100.0%
1303
100.0%
1410
100.0%
827
100.0%
344

50

4852



Has respondent had a "born again" experience? by Region


NortheastMidwestSouthWestMissingTOTAL
Yes21.9%
185
33.3%
351
50.7%
952
31.3%
353

1
37.6%
1841
No76.7%
647
65.8%
693
47.9%
900
67.3%
759

0
61.2%
2999
Dont know1.3%
11
0.7%
7
0.6%
12
0.7%
8

0
0.8%
38
No answer0.0%
0
0.2%
2
0.7%
13
0.6%
7

0
0.4%
22
TOTAL 100.0%
843
100.0%
1053
100.0%
1877
100.0%
1127

1

4900



Has respondent had a "born again" experience? by Religion


ProtestantCatholicJewishNoneOtherMissingTOTAL
Yes57.5%
1344
19.5%
243
3.2%
3
11.5%
93
40.4%
155

4
37.8%
1838
No41.7%
973
79.3%
987
96.8%
91
87.5%
708
57.8%
222

19
61.2%
2981
Dont know0.5%
12
0.7%
9
0.0%
0
0.7%
6
1.8%
7

3
0.7%
34
No answer0.3%
7
0.4%
5
0.0%
0
0.2%
2
0.0%
0

8
0.3%
14
TOTAL 100.0%
2336
100.0%
1244
100.0%
94
100.0%
809
100.0%
384

34

4867



Has respondent had a "born again" experience? by Race


WhiteBlackOtherTOTAL
Yes34.5%
1287
61.2%
406
29.2%
150
37.6%
1843
No64.5%
2404
38.0%
252
66.9%
344
61.2%
3000
Dont know0.7%
26
0.6%
4
1.6%
8
0.8%
38
No answer0.3%
10
0.2%
1
2.3%
12
0.5%
23
TOTAL 100.0%
3727
100.0%
663
100.0%
514

4904



Has respondent had a "born again" experience? by Church attendance


Less than once a yearOnce a yearSeveral times a yearOne to three times a monthNearly every weekOnce a week or moreMissingTOTAL
Yes17.3%
245
21.8%
149
36.9%
188
42.0%
330
51.2%
107
57.8%
528

295
34.3%
1547
No81.3%
1151
77.2%
527
61.7%
314
57.5%
451
47.4%
99
41.4%
378

79
64.7%
2920
Dont know0.7%
10
1.0%
7
0.6%
3
0.4%
3
1.4%
3
0.7%
6

5
0.7%
32
No answer0.6%
9
0.0%
0
0.8%
4
0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.2%
2

5
0.4%
16
TOTAL 100.0%
1415
100.0%
683
100.0%
509
100.0%
785
100.0%
209
100.0%
914

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.