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 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined)


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


18-2930-4445-5960-7475 or olderMissingTOTAL
Yes30.5%
287
42.4%
561
45.4%
602
38.9%
340
40.8%
128

9
40.1%
1918
No67.2%
632
56.4%
747
53.0%
703
60.1%
525
55.7%
175

26
58.2%
2782
Don't know2.0%
19
0.6%
8
1.4%
18
0.7%
6
2.2%
7

3
1.2%
58
No answer0.2%
2
0.6%
8
0.2%
3
0.3%
3
1.3%
4

5
0.4%
20
TOTAL 100.0%
940
100.0%
1324
100.0%
1326
100.0%
874
100.0%
314

43

4778



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


Less than once a yearOnce a yearSeveral times a yearOne to three times a monthNearly every weekEvery week or moreMissingTOTAL
Yes19.7%
299
26.7%
171
38.8%
191
49.0%
356
53.5%
99
65.0%
808

3
40.1%
1924
No78.5%
1188
72.2%
462
58.5%
288
49.7%
361
44.9%
83
34.0%
422

4
58.4%
2804
Don't know1.7%
25
0.8%
5
2.2%
11
1.0%
7
1.6%
3
0.7%
9

0
1.2%
60
No answer0.1%
2
0.3%
2
0.4%
2
0.4%
3
0.0%
0
0.3%
4

11
0.3%
13
TOTAL 100.0%
1514
100.0%
640
100.0%
492
100.0%
727
100.0%
185
100.0%
1243

18

4801



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


Extremely liberal or liberalSlightly liberalModerateSlightly conservativeExtremely conservative or conservativeMissingTOTAL
Yes27.7%
207
33.3%
180
36.6%
640
44.1%
308
57.0%
513

79
39.9%
1848
No71.2%
532
66.0%
357
61.7%
1080
55.3%
386
41.7%
375

79
58.9%
2730
Don't know0.9%
7
0.6%
3
1.3%
23
0.6%
4
0.8%
7

17
0.9%
44
No answer0.1%
1
0.2%
1
0.3%
6
0.0%
0
0.6%
5

11
0.3%
13
TOTAL 100.0%
747
100.0%
541
100.0%
1749
100.0%
698
100.0%
900

186

4635



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


WhiteBlackOtherTOTAL
Yes36.1%
1312
64.7%
456
32.9%
159
40.0%
1927
No62.6%
2273
32.1%
226
64.2%
310
58.3%
2809
Don't know1.0%
37
2.3%
16
1.7%
8
1.3%
61
No answer0.3%
11
1.0%
7
1.2%
6
0.5%
24
TOTAL 100.0%
3633
100.0%
705
100.0%
483

4821



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


ProtestantCatholicJewishNoneOtherMissingTOTAL
Yes60.7%
1350
22.1%
250
4.4%
4
14.4%
138
45.9%
184

2
40.1%
1926
No38.3%
853
75.4%
853
95.6%
86
84.6%
811
49.6%
199

6
58.3%
2802
Don't know0.8%
17
1.9%
21
0.0%
0
0.9%
9
2.7%
11

2
1.2%
58
No answer0.2%
5
0.6%
7
0.0%
0
0.1%
1
1.7%
7

5
0.4%
20
TOTAL 100.0%
2225
100.0%
1131
100.0%
90
100.0%
959
100.0%
401

15

4806



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


MaleFemaleTOTAL
Yes35.6%
793
43.8%
1134
40.0%
1927
No62.5%
1394
54.6%
1414
58.3%
2808
Don't know1.3%
29
1.2%
32
1.3%
61
No answer0.6%
14
0.4%
10
0.5%
24
TOTAL 100.0%
2230
100.0%
2590

4820



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 2012 GSS. There are a total of 4,820 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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