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Youth Indicators, 2005: Trends in the Well-Being of American Youth

Indicator 40: Religion

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Table 40. Percentage of high school seniors reporting religious involvement: 1976 to 2001
 Attending religious serviceImportance of religion in my life
YearWeekly1 to 2 times
per month
RarelyNeverVery importantPretty importantA little
important
Not
important
197640.716.332.011.028.830.527.812.9
197739.616.933.510.027.932.628.111.5
197839.417.234.49.027.833.027.911.2
197940.717.033.39.030.132.527.010.3
198043.116.332.08.632.432.625.39.8
198140.017.033.59.530.532.826.010.7
198237.317.435.89.628.433.027.910.7
198339.117.034.69.328.334.226.910.6
198437.716.235.810.229.732.626.711.0
198535.316.637.011.127.332.427.612.7
198634.316.836.912.026.332.727.813.3
198731.815.639.613.024.931.728.814.5
198831.917.339.011.726.131.928.413.6
198931.416.638.513.527.230.327.814.7
199030.415.739.714.126.429.528.715.5
199131.216.837.614.427.730.027.015.3
199232.417.636.313.829.429.826.214.6
199331.616.437.614.429.328.627.214.9
199432.316.536.814.329.628.626.415.4
199532.116.636.514.729.928.226.815.1
199632.516.336.215.031.228.024.916.0
199730.517.037.015.530.128.726.115.1
199831.617.935.814.732.029.524.014.5
199933.217.934.614.232.828.524.813.9
200032.317.635.114.931.729.225.014.2
200132.816.134.216.932.327.924.415.5
NOTE: The response rate for this survey does not meet NCES statistical standards. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: University of Michigan, Institute for Social Research, Monitoring the Future, various years.

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