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Find strength in religion (Demographic Patterns)

You may experience the following in your daily life, if so how often? I find strength in my religion or spirituality. Results weighted by WT2004 (General Social Survey, 2004)


Find strength in religion by Age


18-3031-4445-6465+MissingTOTAL
Many times a day13.8%
44
20.0%
78
19.4%
85
22.3%
39

0
18.6%
246
Every day27.5%
88
31.5%
123
29.6%
130
30.3%
53

0
29.8%
394
Most days15.3%
49
16.7%
65
18.5%
81
20.6%
36

2
17.4%
231
Some days12.2%
39
9.7%
38
11.2%
49
6.9%
12

0
10.4%
138
Once in a while17.2%
55
10.0%
39
9.1%
40
7.4%
13

0
11.1%
147
Never or almost never13.4%
43
11.3%
44
10.9%
48
8.0%
14

2
11.3%
149
Don't know0.0%
0
0.3%
1
0.0%
0
2.3%
4

0
0.4%
5
No answer0.6%
2
0.5%
2
1.4%
6
2.3%
4

1
1.1%
14
Missing33540955118501480
TOTAL 100.0%
320
100.0%
390
100.0%
439
100.0%
175

5

1324



Find strength in religion by Sex


MaleFemaleTOTAL
Many times a day11.7%
74
24.9%
173
18.6%
247
Every day29.3%
186
29.8%
207
29.5%
393
Most days17.0%
108
18.0%
125
17.5%
233
Some days11.5%
73
9.4%
65
10.4%
138
Once in a while13.2%
84
8.9%
62
11.0%
146
Never or almost never15.6%
99
7.6%
53
11.4%
152
Don't know0.5%
3
0.4%
3
0.5%
6
No answer1.3%
8
1.0%
7
1.1%
15
Missing6678181485
TOTAL 100.0%
635
100.0%
695

1330



Find strength in religion by Education


Less than high schoolHigh schoolAssociate/Junior collegeBachelor'sGraduateMissingTOTAL
Many times a day19.9%
32
18.3%
130
22.9%
24
16.6%
37
16.7%
22

1
18.4%
245
Every day32.3%
52
31.0%
220
23.8%
25
26.0%
58
29.5%
39

0
29.6%
394
Most days13.7%
22
17.6%
125
22.9%
24
17.9%
40
17.4%
23

0
17.6%
234
Some days7.5%
12
11.3%
80
7.6%
8
9.9%
22
12.9%
17

0
10.5%
139
Once in a while14.3%
23
9.4%
67
13.3%
14
12.1%
27
11.4%
15

0
11.0%
146
Never or almost never9.9%
16
11.3%
80
7.6%
8
14.3%
32
12.1%
16

0
11.4%
152
Don't know1.9%
3
0.3%
2
0.0%
0
0.4%
1
0.0%
0

0
0.5%
6
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%
709
100.0%
105
100.0%
223
100.0%
132

1

1330



Find strength in religion by Political ideology


LiberalModerate, middle of the roadConservativeMissingTOTAL
Many times a day13.7%
43
17.9%
87
21.3%
106

10
18.2%
236
Every day29.9%
94
28.5%
139
31.7%
158

3
30.1%
391
Most days17.2%
54
17.9%
87
18.1%
90

3
17.8%
231
Some days8.6%
27
10.5%
51
11.2%
56

4
10.3%
134
Once in a while9.9%
31
13.8%
67
8.8%
44

5
10.9%
142
Never or almost never19.1%
60
10.7%
52
7.2%
36

3
11.4%
148
Don't know1.0%
3
0.0%
0
0.4%
2

0
0.4%
5
No answer0.6%
2
0.8%
4
1.2%
6

2
0.9%
12
TOTAL 100.0%
314
100.0%
487
100.0%
498

30

1299



Find strength in religion by Marital status


MarriedWidowedDivorcedSeparatedNever marriedTOTAL
Many times a day20.4%
160
26.1%
18
13.8%
19
16.2%
6
14.2%
43
18.5%
246
Every day31.2%
244
26.1%
18
29.0%
40
37.8%
14
25.5%
77
29.6%
393
Most days18.4%
144
20.3%
14
17.4%
24
10.8%
4
15.9%
48
17.6%
234
Some days9.5%
74
10.1%
7
15.2%
21
0.0%
0
11.9%
36
10.4%
138
Once in a while9.2%
72
8.7%
6
8.0%
11
27.0%
10
15.6%
47
11.0%
146
Never or almost never9.8%
77
7.2%
5
14.5%
20
5.4%
2
15.9%
48
11.4%
152
Don't know0.4%
3
1.4%
1
0.7%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.4%
5
No answer1.1%
9
0.0%
0
1.4%
2
2.7%
1
1.0%
3
1.1%
15
Missing92164162363021485
TOTAL 100.0%
783
100.0%
69
100.0%
138
100.0%
37
100.0%
302

1329



Find strength in religion by Race


WhiteBlackOtherTOTAL
Many times a day16.7%
176
33.6%
49
16.5%
21
18.5%
246
Every day28.6%
302
34.9%
51
32.3%
41
29.6%
394
Most days18.2%
192
13.0%
19
18.1%
23
17.6%
234
Some days10.9%
115
7.5%
11
8.7%
11
10.3%
137
Once in a while11.9%
126
4.1%
6
11.0%
14
11.0%
146
Never or almost never12.1%
128
4.8%
7
12.6%
16
11.4%
151
Don't know0.6%
6
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.5%
6
No answer1.0%
11
2.1%
3
0.8%
1
1.1%
15
Missing11791941121485
TOTAL 100.0%
1056
100.0%
146
100.0%
127

1329



Find strength in religion by Religion


ProtestantCatholicJewishNoneOtherMissingTOTAL
Many times a day21.8%
152
17.2%
57
22.2%
4
7.0%
13
22.6%
21

0
18.6%
247
Every day33.9%
236
29.0%
96
11.1%
2
15.0%
28
33.3%
31

0
29.6%
393
Most days18.5%
129
19.3%
64
5.6%
1
15.0%
28
12.9%
12

0
17.6%
234
Some days10.6%
74
12.4%
41
0.0%
0
5.3%
10
12.9%
12

0
10.3%
137
Once in a while7.7%
54
15.1%
50
33.3%
6
13.4%
25
12.9%
12

0
11.1%
147
Never or almost never6.0%
42
5.7%
19
22.2%
4
43.9%
82
3.2%
3

1
11.3%
150
Don't know0.3%
2
0.6%
2
5.6%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
0.4%
5
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%
331
100.0%
18
100.0%
187
100.0%
93

2

1326



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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