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1. Which of the following best describes your attitude toward religion?
  Response
Percent
Response
Total
I follow an organized religion
 
54.2% 1746
I am religious but not very active in an organized religion
 
19.1% 615
I consider myself spiritual but do not follow an organized religion
 
25.9% 835
I'm not really a religious or spiritual person
 
0.7% 24
Total Respondents: 3220
2. How often do you attend a house of worship?
  Response
Percent
Response
Total
More than once a week
 
21.7% 700
Weekly
 
35.2% 1135
Monthly
 
15.8% 510
Only on holidays
 
11.8% 381
Never
 
15.3% 494
Total Respondents: 3220
3. Have your feelings toward religion changed since becoming a parent?
  Response
Percent
Response
Total
I am now more religious/spiritual
 
64.1% 2061
I am now less religious/spiritual
 
2.3% 75
My feelings have not changed
 
33.6% 1080
Total Respondents: 3216
4. Which activities do you regularly do with your child(ren)?
  Response
Percent
Response
Total
Pray at bedtime
 
48.1% 1551
Pray at other times
 
59.9% 1930
Read Bible stories or other religious stories
 
46.9% 1512
Watch children's videos/DVDs about faith
 
30.2% 974
Say grace at meals
 
62.2% 2005
Talk about God or a higher power
 
90% 2902
Total Respondents: 3224
5. Do you and your spouse or partner share the same religious goals for your child(ren)?
  Response
Percent
Response
Total
Yes, we're completely in sync
 
51.1% 1574
Yes, but it's a struggle
 
24.4% 752
No
 
24.5% 755
Total Respondents: 3081
6. What is the single biggest challenge to raising a child with religious or spiritual values today?
  Response
Percent
Response
Total
Busy schedules
 
24.2% 747
Scandals involving clergy
 
3.3% 103
Society's general lack of support for religious or spiritual values
 
33% 1016
Conflicts between the practice of religion and everyday life
 
25.8% 795
None of these
 
13.6% 420
Total Respondents: 3081
7. What is the single most important thing you'd like your child to gain from religion?
  Response
Percent
Response
Total
A firm belief in God or a higher power
 
62.8% 1936
Knowing right from wrong and other moral values
 
27% 831
A sense of identity
 
6.6% 203
A sense of community
 
3.6% 111
Total Respondents: 3081
8. Have you had or do you plan to have a religious ceremony for your child (e.g. baptism, Bris, First Communion, Bar Mitzvah, coming of age)?
  Response
Percent
Response
Total
Yes
 
78% 2402
No
 
22% 679
Total Respondents: 3081
9. What is your gender?
  Response
Percent
Response
Total
Male
 
12.5% 385
Female
 
87.5% 2696
Total Respondents: 3081
10. What is your age?
  Response
Percent
Response
Total
18-29
 
7.4% 228
30-44
 
40.6% 1249
45-59
 
42.2% 1301
60 and older
 
9.8% 302
Total Respondents: 3080
11. Which of the following best describes your religious affiliation?
  Response
Percent
Response
Total
Christian-Catholic
 
18.2% 560
Christian-Orthodox
 
1.8% 54
Christian-Protestant, Non-denominational
 
28.8% 888
Christian-Other
 
20.3% 624
Jewish
 
8.9% 275
Muslim
 
0.8% 24
Buddhist
 
0.9% 28
Spiritual, but Not Religious
 
9.9% 304
Atheist/Agnostic
 
0.1% 2
Other (please specify)
 
10.5% 322
Total Respondents: 3081
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