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Feel guided by God (Demographic Patterns)

You may experience the following in your daily life, if so how often? I feel guided by God in the midst of daily activities. Results weighted by WT2004 (General Social Survey, 2004)


Feel guided by God by Age


18-3031-4445-6465+MissingTOTAL
Many times a day13.8%
44
18.7%
73
16.2%
71
22.9%
40

0
17.2%
228
Every day21.3%
68
26.9%
105
27.2%
119
29.1%
51

0
25.9%
343
Most days13.8%
44
13.3%
52
13.5%
59
12.0%
21

0
13.3%
176
Some days18.1%
58
13.6%
53
12.4%
54
7.4%
13

2
13.5%
178
Once in a while14.7%
47
12.1%
47
14.2%
62
10.9%
19

0
13.2%
175
Never or almost never17.8%
57
14.1%
55
15.1%
66
14.9%
26

2
15.4%
204
Don't know0.0%
0
0.5%
2
0.2%
1
0.6%
1

0
0.3%
4
No answer0.6%
2
0.8%
3
1.1%
5
2.3%
4

1
1.1%
14
Missing33540955118501480
TOTAL 100.0%
320
100.0%
390
100.0%
437
100.0%
175

5

1322



Feel guided by God by Sex


MaleFemaleTOTAL
Many times a day11.5%
73
22.3%
155
17.2%
228
Every day22.7%
144
28.6%
199
25.8%
343
Most days11.8%
75
14.7%
102
13.3%
177
Some days16.4%
104
10.9%
76
13.5%
180
Once in a while14.4%
91
12.2%
85
13.2%
176
Never or almost never21.5%
136
10.1%
70
15.5%
206
Don't know0.6%
4
0.1%
1
0.4%
5
No answer1.1%
7
1.0%
7
1.1%
14
Missing6678181485
TOTAL 100.0%
634
100.0%
695

1329



Feel guided by God by Education


Less than high schoolHigh schoolAssociate/Junior collegeBachelor'sGraduateMissingTOTAL
Many times a day23.0%
37
16.7%
118
21.2%
22
14.8%
33
12.2%
16

1
17.0%
226
Every day34.2%
55
27.1%
192
26.9%
28
18.4%
41
20.6%
27

0
25.8%
343
Most days11.2%
18
14.7%
104
10.6%
11
13.9%
31
10.7%
14

0
13.4%
178
Some days8.1%
13
14.7%
104
15.4%
16
11.7%
26
16.8%
22

0
13.6%
181
Once in a while11.8%
19
12.1%
86
14.4%
15
15.7%
35
15.3%
20

0
13.2%
175
Never or almost never11.2%
18
13.4%
95
9.6%
10
22.9%
51
24.4%
32

0
15.5%
206
Don't know0.0%
0
0.6%
4
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
0.3%
4
No answer0.6%
1
0.7%
5
1.9%
2
2.7%
6
0.0%
0

0
1.1%
14
Missing18173811730214701485
TOTAL 100.0%
161
100.0%
708
100.0%
104
100.0%
223
100.0%
131

1

1327



Feel guided by God by Political ideology


LiberalModerate, middle of the roadConservativeMissingTOTAL
Many times a day14.6%
46
16.8%
82
17.7%
88

13
16.6%
216
Every day24.8%
78
26.1%
127
27.4%
136

2
26.3%
341
Most days10.2%
32
14.0%
68
15.3%
76

1
13.5%
176
Some days9.8%
31
15.0%
73
14.9%
74

2
13.7%
178
Once in a while12.7%
40
13.1%
64
13.3%
66

6
13.1%
170
Never or almost never27.0%
85
14.0%
68
9.9%
49

4
15.6%
202
Don't know0.3%
1
0.2%
1
0.4%
2

0
0.3%
4
No answer0.6%
2
0.8%
4
1.2%
6

2
0.9%
12
TOTAL 100.0%
315
100.0%
487
100.0%
497

30

1299



Feel guided by God by Marital status


MarriedWidowedDivorcedSeparatedNever marriedTOTAL
Many times a day17.5%
137
16.4%
11
14.4%
20
23.7%
9
16.6%
50
17.1%
227
Every day28.9%
226
31.3%
21
23.0%
32
23.7%
9
17.9%
54
25.8%
342
Most days14.7%
115
11.9%
8
10.8%
15
10.5%
4
11.6%
35
13.3%
177
Some days12.4%
97
14.9%
10
14.4%
20
7.9%
3
16.3%
49
13.5%
179
Once in a while12.8%
100
10.4%
7
14.4%
20
15.8%
6
14.6%
44
13.3%
177
Never or almost never12.2%
95
14.9%
10
20.1%
28
13.2%
5
22.3%
67
15.5%
205
Don't know0.3%
2
0.0%
0
0.7%
1
2.6%
1
0.0%
0
0.3%
4
No answer1.2%
9
0.0%
0
2.2%
3
2.6%
1
0.7%
2
1.1%
15
Missing92164162363021485
TOTAL 100.0%
781
100.0%
67
100.0%
139
100.0%
38
100.0%
301

1326



Feel guided by God by Race


WhiteBlackOtherTOTAL
Many times a day14.4%
152
34.9%
51
19.8%
25
17.2%
228
Every day24.7%
261
33.6%
49
26.2%
33
25.8%
343
Most days13.3%
140
13.7%
20
12.7%
16
13.3%
176
Some days14.8%
156
6.2%
9
11.9%
15
13.6%
180
Once in a while14.7%
155
4.8%
7
10.3%
13
13.2%
175
Never or almost never16.7%
176
4.8%
7
18.3%
23
15.5%
206
Don't know0.5%
5
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.4%
5
No answer1.0%
11
2.1%
3
0.8%
1
1.1%
15
Missing11791941121485
TOTAL 100.0%
1056
100.0%
146
100.0%
126

1328



Feel guided by God by Religion


ProtestantCatholicJewishNoneOtherMissingTOTAL
Many times a day20.4%
142
13.0%
43
16.7%
3
10.7%
20
20.9%
19

0
17.1%
227
Every day30.6%
213
28.3%
94
5.6%
1
6.4%
12
25.3%
23

0
25.9%
343
Most days14.5%
101
15.4%
51
5.6%
1
8.0%
15
8.8%
8

1
13.3%
176
Some days11.3%
79
19.3%
64
0.0%
0
8.6%
16
23.1%
21

0
13.6%
180
Once in a while14.2%
99
13.0%
43
22.2%
4
13.4%
25
6.6%
6

0
13.4%
177
Never or almost never7.7%
54
9.6%
32
50.0%
9
52.4%
98
13.2%
12

0
15.5%
205
Don't know0.1%
1
0.9%
3
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
0.3%
4
No answer1.1%
8
0.6%
2
0.0%
0
0.5%
1
2.2%
2

1
1.0%
13
Missing7473623920612101475
TOTAL 100.0%
697
100.0%
332
100.0%
18
100.0%
187
100.0%
91

2

1325



Notes

General Social Survey: Since 1972, the National Opinion Research Center has conducted a nationwide survey of a random sample of U.S. citizens on a near-yearly basis-the General Social Survey (GSS). In addition to gathering detailed demographic information on respondents, the GSS gathers opinions on a wide variety of topics, such as the role of government in public life, controversial issues such as abortion, confidence in public institutions and a host of others. Of course, respondents are unlikely to spend five hours completing a survey so in order to gather data on a broad range of issues the GSS has adopted the practice of rotating groups of questions into and out of the survey in different years.




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