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Feel joy that lifts (Demographic Patterns)

You may experience the following in your daily life, if so how often? During worship, or at other times when connecting to God, I feel joy which lifts me out of my daily concerns. Results weighted by WT2004 (General Social Survey, 2004)


Feel joy that lifts by Age


18-3031-4445-6465+MissingTOTAL
Many times a day11.5%
37
14.6%
57
14.8%
65
15.5%
27

0
14.0%
186
Every day15.6%
50
23.6%
92
20.5%
90
17.2%
30

0
19.8%
262
Most days21.8%
70
19.5%
76
19.6%
86
21.8%
38

2
20.4%
270
Some days16.5%
53
12.1%
47
15.9%
70
15.5%
27

0
14.9%
197
Once in a while18.1%
58
15.4%
60
12.8%
56
14.9%
26

0
15.1%
200
Never or almost never15.9%
51
13.1%
51
14.1%
62
11.5%
20

2
13.9%
184
Don't know0.0%
0
0.8%
3
0.9%
4
1.1%
2

0
0.7%
9
No answer0.6%
2
1.0%
4
1.4%
6
2.3%
4

1
1.2%
16
Missing33540955118501480
TOTAL 100.0%
321
100.0%
390
100.0%
439
100.0%
174

5

1324



Feel joy that lifts by Sex


MaleFemaleTOTAL
Many times a day9.7%
62
17.9%
124
14.0%
186
Every day18.4%
117
20.7%
144
19.6%
261
Most days18.4%
117
22.3%
155
20.5%
272
Some days14.9%
95
14.8%
103
14.9%
198
Once in a while16.7%
106
13.5%
94
15.0%
200
Never or almost never19.5%
124
9.1%
63
14.1%
187
Don't know1.1%
7
0.3%
2
0.7%
9
No answer1.3%
8
1.3%
9
1.3%
17
Missing6678181485
TOTAL 100.0%
636
100.0%
694

1330



Feel joy that lifts by Education


Less than high schoolHigh schoolAssociate/Junior collegeBachelor'sGraduateMissingTOTAL
Many times a day25.0%
40
12.4%
88
18.8%
19
10.8%
24
10.6%
14

1
14.0%
185
Every day14.4%
23
23.4%
166
18.8%
19
15.7%
35
13.6%
18

0
19.7%
261
Most days23.8%
38
20.5%
145
17.8%
18
20.2%
45
19.7%
26

0
20.5%
272
Some days11.9%
19
15.0%
106
14.9%
15
15.7%
35
15.9%
21

0
14.8%
196
Once in a while9.4%
15
14.0%
99
13.9%
14
18.4%
41
22.7%
30

0
15.0%
199
Never or almost never14.4%
23
13.1%
93
12.9%
13
15.7%
35
17.4%
23

0
14.1%
187
Don't know0.6%
1
0.7%
5
0.0%
0
0.9%
2
0.0%
0

0
0.6%
8
No answer0.6%
1
0.8%
6
3.0%
3
2.7%
6
0.0%
0

0
1.2%
16
Missing18173811730214701485
TOTAL 100.0%
160
100.0%
708
100.0%
101
100.0%
223
100.0%
132

1

1324



Feel joy that lifts by Political ideology


LiberalModerate, middle of the roadConservativeMissingTOTAL
Many times a day10.8%
34
14.4%
70
14.7%
73

9
13.6%
177
Every day18.1%
57
20.6%
100
20.3%
101

3
19.9%
258
Most days19.4%
61
19.3%
94
22.5%
112

5
20.6%
267
Some days13.0%
41
14.8%
72
16.1%
80

3
14.9%
193
Once in a while16.2%
51
15.2%
74
14.5%
72

3
15.2%
197
Never or almost never21.6%
68
14.0%
68
9.3%
46

5
14.0%
182
Don't know0.0%
0
0.8%
4
1.0%
5

0
0.7%
9
No answer1.0%
3
0.8%
4
1.6%
8

2
1.2%
15
TOTAL 100.0%
315
100.0%
486
100.0%
497

30

1298



Feel joy that lifts by Marital status


MarriedWidowedDivorcedSeparatedNever marriedTOTAL
Many times a day15.5%
121
16.4%
11
10.1%
14
21.1%
8
10.6%
32
14.0%
186
Every day22.6%
177
17.9%
12
19.4%
27
10.5%
4
14.0%
42
19.7%
262
Most days20.4%
160
23.9%
16
18.7%
26
28.9%
11
19.3%
58
20.4%
271
Some days13.3%
104
22.4%
15
16.5%
23
10.5%
4
16.9%
51
14.8%
197
Once in a while15.2%
119
9.0%
6
14.4%
20
13.2%
5
16.9%
51
15.1%
201
Never or almost never11.1%
87
10.4%
7
18.0%
25
10.5%
4
20.9%
63
14.0%
186
Don't know0.8%
6
0.0%
0
0.7%
1
2.6%
1
0.0%
0
0.6%
8
No answer1.1%
9
0.0%
0
2.2%
3
2.6%
1
1.3%
4
1.3%
17
Missing92164162363021485
TOTAL 100.0%
783
100.0%
67
100.0%
139
100.0%
38
100.0%
301

1328



Feel joy that lifts by Race


WhiteBlackOtherTOTAL
Many times a day11.3%
119
29.5%
43
19.5%
25
14.1%
187
Every day19.4%
205
17.8%
26
23.4%
30
19.6%
261
Most days20.3%
214
25.3%
37
16.4%
21
20.5%
272
Some days16.0%
169
9.6%
14
10.9%
14
14.8%
197
Once in a while15.8%
167
8.9%
13
15.6%
20
15.0%
200
Never or almost never15.2%
161
6.2%
9
13.3%
17
14.1%
187
Don't know0.9%
9
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.7%
9
No answer1.1%
12
2.7%
4
0.8%
1
1.3%
17
Missing11791941121485
TOTAL 100.0%
1056
100.0%
146
100.0%
128

1330



Feel joy that lifts by Religion


ProtestantCatholicJewishNoneOtherMissingTOTAL
Many times a day16.5%
115
13.3%
44
15.8%
3
4.3%
8
17.4%
16

0
14.0%
186
Every day22.5%
157
20.2%
67
0.0%
0
9.6%
18
20.7%
19

0
19.7%
261
Most days23.1%
161
20.2%
67
15.8%
3
10.7%
20
22.8%
21

0
20.5%
272
Some days14.3%
100
20.2%
67
0.0%
0
7.0%
13
19.6%
18

0
14.9%
198
Once in a while14.6%
102
14.8%
49
31.6%
6
17.6%
33
10.9%
10

0
15.1%
200
Never or almost never7.3%
51
9.3%
31
21.1%
4
50.3%
94
6.5%
6

1
14.0%
186
Don't know0.1%
1
1.5%
5
15.8%
3
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
0.7%
9
No answer1.6%
11
0.6%
2
0.0%
0
0.5%
1
2.2%
2

1
1.2%
16
Missing7473623920612101475
TOTAL 100.0%
698
100.0%
332
100.0%
19
100.0%
187
100.0%
92

2

1328



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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