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Asking for God's help (Demographic Patterns)

I ask for God's help in the midst of daily activities. Results weighted by WT2004 (General Social Survey, 2004)


Asking for God's help by Age


18-3031-4445-6465+MissingTOTAL
Many times a day16.6%
53
24.3%
95
23.1%
101
25.1%
44

0
22.1%
293
Every day20.0%
64
23.8%
93
24.5%
107
29.1%
51

2
23.8%
315
Most days13.8%
44
13.6%
53
10.8%
47
14.9%
26

0
12.8%
170
Some days17.8%
57
16.4%
64
13.7%
60
7.4%
13

0
14.7%
194
Once in a while16.9%
54
10.2%
40
12.4%
54
7.4%
13

0
12.2%
161
Never or almost never14.4%
46
10.2%
40
14.2%
62
13.7%
24

2
13.0%
172
Don't know0.0%
0
1.0%
4
0.2%
1
0.0%
0

0
0.4%
5
No answer0.6%
2
0.5%
2
1.1%
5
2.3%
4

1
1.0%
13
Missing33540955118501480
TOTAL 100.0%
320
100.0%
391
100.0%
437
100.0%
175

5

1323



Asking for God's help by Sex


MaleFemaleTOTAL
Many times a day13.7%
87
29.5%
205
22.0%
292
Every day21.1%
134
26.4%
183
23.9%
317
Most days14.2%
90
11.7%
81
12.9%
171
Some days16.2%
103
13.1%
91
14.6%
194
Once in a while15.6%
99
8.9%
62
12.1%
161
Never or almost never17.3%
110
9.4%
65
13.2%
175
Don't know0.8%
5
0.0%
0
0.4%
5
No answer1.1%
7
1.0%
7
1.1%
14
Missing6678181485
TOTAL 100.0%
635
100.0%
694

1329



Asking for God's help by Education


Less than high schoolHigh schoolAssociate/Junior collegeBachelor'sGraduateMissingTOTAL
Many times a day25.0%
40
20.7%
147
25.7%
27
23.0%
51
20.3%
27

0
22.0%
292
Every day29.4%
47
27.2%
193
23.8%
25
15.8%
35
12.8%
17

1
23.8%
317
Most days13.8%
22
13.8%
98
7.6%
8
11.7%
26
12.8%
17

0
12.9%
171
Some days12.5%
20
14.4%
102
16.2%
17
14.9%
33
16.5%
22

0
14.6%
194
Once in a while8.8%
14
11.8%
84
14.3%
15
12.6%
28
15.8%
21

0
12.2%
162
Never or almost never10.0%
16
10.7%
76
10.5%
11
19.4%
43
21.8%
29

0
13.2%
175
Don't know0.0%
0
0.7%
5
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
0.4%
5
No answer0.6%
1
0.7%
5
1.9%
2
2.7%
6
0.0%
0

0
1.1%
14
Missing18173811730214701485
TOTAL 100.0%
160
100.0%
710
100.0%
105
100.0%
222
100.0%
133

1

1330



Asking for God's help by Political ideology


LiberalModerate, middle of the roadConservativeMissingTOTAL
Many times a day17.1%
54
23.0%
112
23.7%
118

8
21.9%
284
Every day24.4%
77
21.8%
106
26.0%
129

5
24.0%
312
Most days9.8%
31
14.2%
69
13.1%
65

5
12.7%
165
Some days10.8%
34
16.3%
79
15.7%
78

3
14.7%
191
Once in a while13.7%
43
11.9%
58
11.1%
55

5
12.0%
156
Never or almost never23.2%
73
11.9%
58
8.5%
42

2
13.3%
173
Don't know0.3%
1
0.0%
0
0.8%
4

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

2
0.9%
12
TOTAL 100.0%
315
100.0%
486
100.0%
497

30

1298



Asking for God's help by Marital status


MarriedWidowedDivorcedSeparatedNever marriedTOTAL
Many times a day24.2%
189
22.1%
15
16.7%
23
28.2%
11
17.9%
54
22.0%
292
Every day25.6%
200
33.8%
23
26.1%
36
17.9%
7
16.9%
51
23.9%
317
Most days12.5%
98
10.3%
7
10.1%
14
10.3%
4
15.6%
47
12.8%
170
Some days14.7%
115
13.2%
9
13.8%
19
12.8%
5
15.3%
46
14.6%
194
Once in a while10.1%
79
10.3%
7
15.2%
21
15.4%
6
15.9%
48
12.1%
161
Never or almost never11.4%
89
10.3%
7
15.9%
22
10.3%
4
17.6%
53
13.2%
175
Don't know0.4%
3
0.0%
0
0.7%
1
2.6%
1
0.0%
0
0.4%
5
No answer1.2%
9
0.0%
0
1.4%
2
2.6%
1
0.7%
2
1.1%
14
Missing92164162363021485
TOTAL 100.0%
782
100.0%
68
100.0%
138
100.0%
39
100.0%
301

1328



Asking for God's help by Race


WhiteBlackOtherTOTAL
Many times a day19.8%
209
38.8%
57
20.5%
26
22.0%
292
Every day22.7%
240
29.3%
43
26.8%
34
23.8%
317
Most days12.8%
135
15.6%
23
10.2%
13
12.9%
171
Some days15.1%
159
9.5%
14
16.5%
21
14.6%
194
Once in a while13.5%
143
1.4%
2
12.6%
16
12.1%
161
Never or almost never14.7%
155
3.4%
5
12.6%
16
13.2%
176
Don't know0.5%
5
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.4%
5
No answer0.9%
10
2.0%
3
0.8%
1
1.1%
14
Missing11791941121485
TOTAL 100.0%
1056
100.0%
147
100.0%
127

1330



Asking for God's help by Religion


ProtestantCatholicJewishNoneOtherMissingTOTAL
Many times a day25.6%
178
18.7%
62
16.7%
3
12.8%
24
26.9%
25

0
22.0%
292
Every day28.0%
195
25.9%
86
5.6%
1
5.3%
10
25.8%
24

1
23.8%
316
Most days14.5%
101
13.9%
46
0.0%
0
5.9%
11
14.0%
13

0
12.9%
171
Some days11.9%
83
20.8%
69
16.7%
3
15.4%
29
10.8%
10

0
14.6%
194
Once in a while11.4%
79
14.8%
49
22.2%
4
13.3%
25
5.4%
5

0
12.2%
162
Never or almost never7.5%
52
3.9%
13
38.9%
7
46.8%
88
15.1%
14

0
13.1%
174
Don't know0.0%
0
1.5%
5
0.0%
0
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%
696
100.0%
332
100.0%
18
100.0%
188
100.0%
93

2

1327



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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