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Youth Indicators 1996 / Indicator 54


Indicator 54. Religion


Religious involvement of high school seniors: 1976 to 1994

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        | Attending religious services  | Importance of religion in my life
        |        (in percent)           |            (in percent)
        |-------------------------------|------------------------------------
  Year  |       1 to 2                  |
        |      times per                |  Very     Pretty      A      Not
        |Weekly  month   Rarely   Never |important important little important
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1976 .... 40.7     16.3     32.0   11.0      28.8       30.5   27.8     12.9
1978 .... 39.4     17.2     34.4    9.0      27.8       33.0   27.9     11.2

1980 .... 43.1     16.3     32.0    8.6      32.4       32.6   25.3      9.8
1982 .... 37.3     17.4     35.8    9.6      28.4       33.0   27.9     10.7
1984 .... 37.7     16.2     35.8   10.2      29.7       32.6   26.7     11.0
1985 .... 35.3     16.6     37.0   11.1      27.3       32.4   27.6     12.7
1986 .... 34.3     16.8     36.9   12.0      26.3       32.7   27.8     13.3
1987 .... 31.8     15.6     39.6   13.0      24.9       31.7   28.8     14.5
1988 .... 31.9     17.3     39.0   11.7      26.1       31.9   28.4     13.6
1989 .... 31.4     16.6     38.5   13.5      27.2       30.3   27.8     14.7

1990 .... 30.4     15.7     39.7   14.1      26.4       29.5   28.7     15.5
1991 .... 31.2     16.8     37.6   14.4      27.7       30.0   27.0     15.3
1992 .... 32.4     17.6     36.3   13.8      29.4       29.8   26.2     14.6
1993 .... 31.6     16.4     37.6   14.4      29.3       28.6   27.2     14.9
1994 .... 32.3     16.5     36.8   14.3      29.6       28.6   26.4     15.4
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-Data not available.

/1/ Subcategories may not sum to total due to rounding.

/2/ Estimate is based on 10 or fewer sample cases.

SOURCE: University of Michigan, Institute for Social Research, Monitoring the Future, various years.

Indicator chart and text.


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