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


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


18-2930-4445-5960-7475 or olderMissingTOTAL
Yes28.4%
194
36.5%
376
44.1%
475
38.2%
287
42.4%
115

8
37.9%
1447
No69.4%
475
61.6%
635
55.3%
596
60.9%
458
54.2%
147

18
60.6%
2311
Don't know1.6%
11
1.4%
14
0.4%
4
0.8%
6
1.8%
5

0
1.0%
40
No answer0.6%
4
0.6%
6
0.3%
3
0.1%
1
1.5%
4

1
0.5%
18
TOTAL 100.0%
684
100.0%
1031
100.0%
1078
100.0%
752
100.0%
271

27

3816



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


Less than once a yearOnce a yearSeveral times a yearOnce to three times a monthNearly every weekEvery week or moreMissingTOTAL
Yes17.6%
224
24.0%
118
33.5%
136
49.5%
273
57.6%
98
64.5%
604

3
38.0%
1453
No81.1%
1031
75.0%
369
65.8%
267
48.0%
265
40.6%
69
34.5%
323

5
60.7%
2324
Don't know0.9%
11
0.8%
4
0.7%
3
2.4%
13
0.6%
1
0.7%
7

0
1.0%
39
No answer0.4%
5
0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.2%
1
1.2%
2
0.2%
2

7
0.3%
11
TOTAL 100.0%
1271
100.0%
492
100.0%
406
100.0%
552
100.0%
170
100.0%
936

15

3827



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


Extremely liberal or liberalSlightly liberalModerateSlightly conservativeConservative or extremely conservativeMissingTOTAL
Yes26.5%
157
28.4%
122
35.0%
516
43.5%
227
55.1%
392

41
37.9%
1414
No71.1%
421
70.4%
302
63.8%
940
55.7%
291
43.5%
310

66
60.7%
2264
Don't know2.2%
13
0.5%
2
0.8%
12
0.6%
3
1.0%
7

3
1.0%
37
No answer0.2%
1
0.7%
3
0.4%
6
0.2%
1
0.4%
3

4
0.4%
14
TOTAL 100.0%
592
100.0%
429
100.0%
1474
100.0%
522
100.0%
712

114

3729



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


WhiteBlackOtherTOTAL
Yes34.1%
979
62.5%
351
30.3%
125
37.9%
1455
No64.9%
1861
34.7%
195
66.0%
272
60.6%
2328
Don't know0.6%
18
1.8%
10
2.9%
12
1.0%
40
No answer0.3%
9
1.1%
6
0.7%
3
0.5%
18
TOTAL 100.0%
2867
100.0%
562
100.0%
412

3841



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


ProtestantCatholicJewishNoneOtherMissingTOTAL
Yes60.6%
1014
20.0%
186
6.2%
4
11.8%
95
44.5%
154

2
38.0%
1453
No38.8%
649
78.3%
727
93.8%
61
86.6%
699
52.0%
180

15
60.6%
2316
Don't know0.4%
6
1.6%
15
0.0%
0
1.5%
12
2.0%
7

0
1.0%
40
No answer0.2%
4
0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.1%
1
1.4%
5

7
0.3%
11
TOTAL 100.0%
1673
100.0%
929
100.0%
65
100.0%
807
100.0%
346

24

3820



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


MaleFemaleTOTAL
Yes32.3%
569
42.6%
886
37.9%
1455
No66.0%
1164
56.0%
1165
60.6%
2329
Don't know1.3%
23
0.8%
17
1.0%
40
No answer0.5%
8
0.5%
11
0.5%
19
TOTAL 100.0%
1764
100.0%
2079

3843



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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