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Find comfort in religion (Demographic Patterns)

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


Find comfort in religion by Age


18-3031-4445-6465+MissingTOTAL
Many times a day18.2%
58
19.4%
76
18.8%
82
21.3%
37

0
19.2%
253
Every day29.5%
94
34.0%
133
31.6%
138
35.6%
62

0
32.3%
427
Most days18.5%
59
16.1%
63
18.5%
81
18.4%
32

2
17.8%
235
Some days9.1%
29
8.7%
34
10.1%
44
5.7%
10

0
8.9%
117
Once in a while13.2%
42
11.3%
44
9.4%
41
8.6%
15

0
10.7%
142
Never or almost never11.0%
35
9.5%
37
9.8%
43
6.3%
11

2
9.5%
126
Don't know0.0%
0
0.5%
2
0.5%
2
1.7%
3

0
0.5%
7
No answer0.6%
2
0.5%
2
1.4%
6
2.3%
4

1
1.1%
14
Missing33540955118501480
TOTAL 100.0%
319
100.0%
391
100.0%
437
100.0%
174

5

1321



Find comfort in religion by Sex


MaleFemaleTOTAL
Many times a day13.9%
88
23.9%
166
19.1%
254
Every day30.9%
196
33.3%
231
32.1%
427
Most days18.3%
116
17.6%
122
17.9%
238
Some days8.8%
56
8.9%
62
8.9%
118
Once in a while12.9%
82
8.6%
60
10.7%
142
Never or almost never13.2%
84
6.3%
44
9.6%
128
Don't know0.8%
5
0.3%
2
0.5%
7
No answer1.3%
8
1.0%
7
1.1%
15
Missing6678181485
TOTAL 100.0%
635
100.0%
694

1329



Find comfort in religion by Education


Less than high schoolHigh schoolAssociate/Junior collegeBachelor'sGraduateMissingTOTAL
Many times a day23.6%
38
18.7%
132
21.0%
22
18.4%
41
15.8%
21

1
19.1%
254
Every day30.4%
49
33.7%
238
30.5%
32
26.9%
60
36.1%
48

0
32.1%
427
Most days14.3%
23
18.4%
130
24.8%
26
17.5%
39
14.3%
19

0
17.8%
237
Some days8.1%
13
9.8%
69
1.9%
2
9.9%
22
9.0%
12

0
8.9%
118
Once in a while11.2%
18
9.3%
66
13.3%
14
12.6%
28
13.5%
18

0
10.8%
144
Never or almost never9.3%
15
9.2%
65
5.7%
6
12.1%
27
11.3%
15

0
9.6%
128
Don't know2.5%
4
0.3%
2
1.0%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
0.5%
7
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%
707
100.0%
105
100.0%
223
100.0%
133

1

1329



Find comfort in religion by Political ideology


LiberalModerate, middle of the roadConservativeMissingTOTAL
Many times a day13.7%
43
18.9%
92
21.6%
107

12
18.7%
242
Every day32.2%
101
31.6%
154
34.3%
170

2
32.8%
425
Most days15.3%
48
20.1%
98
18.0%
89

3
18.1%
235
Some days8.3%
26
8.2%
40
9.5%
47

4
8.7%
113
Once in a while14.3%
45
11.1%
54
8.1%
40

3
10.7%
139
Never or almost never14.6%
46
8.8%
43
6.9%
34

5
9.5%
123
Don't know1.0%
3
0.4%
2
0.4%
2

0
0.5%
7
No answer0.6%
2
0.8%
4
1.2%
6

2
0.9%
12
TOTAL 100.0%
314
100.0%
487
100.0%
495

31

1296



Find comfort in religion by Marital status


MarriedWidowedDivorcedSeparatedNever marriedTOTAL
Many times a day20.2%
158
18.8%
13
14.4%
20
29.7%
11
17.5%
53
19.2%
255
Every day33.7%
264
34.8%
24
30.9%
43
27.0%
10
28.4%
86
32.1%
427
Most days17.5%
137
21.7%
15
17.3%
24
10.8%
4
19.1%
58
17.9%
238
Some days7.5%
59
8.7%
6
13.7%
19
2.7%
1
10.6%
32
8.8%
117
Once in a while11.0%
86
8.7%
6
9.4%
13
21.6%
8
9.9%
30
10.7%
143
Never or almost never8.3%
65
7.2%
5
11.5%
16
5.4%
2
13.5%
41
9.7%
129
Don't know0.6%
5
0.0%
0
1.4%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.5%
7
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%
139
100.0%
37
100.0%
303

1331



Find comfort in religion by Race


WhiteBlackOtherTOTAL
Many times a day16.9%
178
35.6%
53
19.0%
24
19.2%
255
Every day31.7%
334
34.2%
51
33.3%
42
32.1%
427
Most days18.7%
197
9.4%
14
21.4%
27
17.9%
238
Some days9.5%
100
7.4%
11
4.8%
6
8.8%
117
Once in a while11.3%
119
4.0%
6
14.3%
18
10.8%
143
Never or almost never10.3%
109
7.4%
11
6.3%
8
9.6%
128
Don't know0.7%
7
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.5%
7
No answer1.0%
11
2.0%
3
0.8%
1
1.1%
15
Missing11791941121485
TOTAL 100.0%
1055
100.0%
149
100.0%
126

1330



Find comfort in religion by Religion


ProtestantCatholicJewishNoneOtherMissingTOTAL
Many times a day22.2%
155
16.9%
56
22.2%
4
10.7%
20
22.0%
20

0
19.3%
255
Every day36.2%
252
31.1%
103
27.8%
5
15.5%
29
40.7%
37

0
32.2%
426
Most days18.9%
132
19.3%
64
5.6%
1
15.5%
29
13.2%
12

0
18.0%
238
Some days8.0%
56
12.7%
42
0.0%
0
4.8%
9
11.0%
10

0
8.8%
117
Once in a while8.2%
57
13.6%
45
22.2%
4
13.9%
26
11.0%
10

0
10.7%
142
Never or almost never5.0%
35
4.5%
15
22.2%
4
38.5%
72
0.0%
0

1
9.5%
126
Don't know0.3%
2
1.2%
4
0.0%
0
0.5%
1
0.0%
0

0
0.5%
7
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%
91

2

1324



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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