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Belonging to church related groups (Demographic Patterns)

[ASKED ONLY OF PEOPLE WHO SAY THEY BELONG TO CHURCH-AFFILIATED GROUPS] Besides belonging to a congregation or religion, do you belong to any church-related groups such as a fellowship or study group, a choir, board, or committee? Results weighted by WT2004 (General Social Survey, 2004)


Belonging to church related groups by Age


18-3031-4445-6465+MissingTOTAL
Yes45.8%
38
51.1%
72
56.5%
105
52.2%
35

2
52.4%
250
No51.8%
43
46.1%
65
41.9%
78
47.8%
32

0
45.7%
218
Don't know0.0%
0
0.0%
0
1.1%
2
0.0%
0

0
0.4%
2
No answer2.4%
2
2.8%
4
0.5%
1
0.0%
0

0
1.5%
7
Missing57165780329302324
TOTAL 100.0%
83
100.0%
141
100.0%
186
100.0%
67

2

477



Belonging to church related groups by Sex


MaleFemaleTOTAL
Yes47.1%
90
56.1%
162
52.5%
252
No50.8%
97
41.9%
121
45.4%
218
Don't know0.0%
0
0.7%
2
0.4%
2
No answer2.1%
4
1.4%
4
1.7%
8
Missing111212222334
TOTAL 100.0%
191
100.0%
289

480



Belonging to church related groups by Education


Less than high schoolHigh schoolAssociate/Junior collegeBachelor'sGraduateTOTAL
Yes31.7%
13
55.7%
128
48.4%
15
50.8%
60
60.7%
37
52.6%
253
No58.5%
24
43.0%
99
51.6%
16
46.6%
55
39.3%
24
45.3%
218
Don't know0.0%
0
0.9%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.4%
2
No answer9.8%
4
0.4%
1
0.0%
0
2.5%
3
0.0%
0
1.7%
8
Missing30212161904082182334
TOTAL 100.0%
41
100.0%
230
100.0%
31
100.0%
118
100.0%
61

481



Belonging to church related groups by Political ideology


LiberalModerate, middle of the roadConservativeMissingTOTAL
Yes0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

252
0.0%
0
No0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

218
0.0%
0
Don't know0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

2
0.0%
0
No answer0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

8
0.0%
0
Missing31448749701298
TOTAL 100.0%
0
100.0%
0
100.0%
0

480

0



Belonging to church related groups by Marital status


MarriedWidowedDivorcedSeparatedNever marriedTOTAL
Yes54.8%
188
47.6%
10
53.2%
25
62.5%
5
39.3%
24
52.5%
252
No42.9%
147
52.4%
11
46.8%
22
37.5%
3
57.4%
35
45.4%
218
Don't know0.6%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.4%
2
No answer1.7%
6
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
3.3%
2
1.7%
8
Missing1361111254665422334
TOTAL 100.0%
343
100.0%
21
100.0%
47
100.0%
8
100.0%
61

480



Belonging to church related groups by Race


WhiteBlackOtherTOTAL
Yes53.1%
195
57.5%
50
25.9%
7
52.4%
252
No45.5%
167
42.5%
37
55.6%
15
45.5%
219
Don't know0.5%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.4%
2
No answer0.8%
3
0.0%
0
18.5%
5
1.7%
8
Missing18672542132334
TOTAL 100.0%
367
100.0%
87
100.0%
27

481



Belonging to church related groups by Religion


ProtestantCatholicJewishNoneOtherMissingTOTAL
Yes60.5%
185
34.3%
37
62.5%
10
20.0%
2
42.9%
15

2
52.4%
249
No39.2%
120
59.3%
64
37.5%
6
80.0%
8
57.1%
20

1
45.9%
218
Don't know0.0%
0
1.9%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
0.4%
2
No answer0.3%
1
4.6%
5
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

2
1.3%
6
Missing11385854238417802327
TOTAL 100.0%
306
100.0%
108
100.0%
16
100.0%
10
100.0%
35

5

475



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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