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Addictive Behaviors

Mapping America 115- Marijuana Use

The 1979 National Longitudinal Survey of Youth Child and Young Adult Survey shows that adults who have had no extramarital sexual partners in the survey year and currently worship at least weekly are less likely to use marijuana. (read more...)

Mapping America 113: Heavy Drinking by Current Religious Attendance and Number of Extramarital Sexual Partners

Heavy drinking, multiple sexual partners and avoidance of worship tend to go together: the 1979 National Longitudinal Survey of Youth shows that adults who have had no extramarital sexual partners in the previous year and currently worship at least weekly are less likely to be heavy drinkers. (read more...)

Mapping America 112: Ever smoked, drank, or used marijuana as a minor

Minors who grew up in always-married families and who currently attend religious services weekly are least likely to use tobacco, alcohol, or marijuana. (read more...)

Mapping America 87: Sometimes Drinks Too Much Alcohol by Religious Attendance and Marital Status

Adults in always-intact marriages who attend religious services at least weekly are the least likely to report that they sometimes drink too much alcohol. (read more...)

Mapping America 86: Sometimes Drinks Too Much Alcohol by Marital Status

Always-intact married adults are less likely than married, previously divorced adults and unmarried adults to report that they sometimes drink too much alcohol. (read more...)

Mapping America 85: Sometimes Drinks Too Much Alcohol by Religious Attendance

Adults who attend religious services at least weekly are less likely to report that they sometimes drink too much alcohol, compared to those who worship less frequently. (read more...)

Mapping America 66: Smoking in Adulthood by Religious Attendance and Family Structure in Adolescence

Adults who frequently attended religious services as adolescents and grew up living with both biological parents are least likely to smoke (read more...)

Mapping America 65: Smoking in Adulthood by Family Structure in Adolescence

Adults who grew up living with both biological parents are less likely to smoke than those who did not. (read more...)

Mapping America 64: Smoking in Adulthood by Religious Attendance in Adolescence

Adults who frequently attended religious services as adolescents are less likely to smoke than those who did not. (read more...)

Mapping America 18: Religious Attendance, Family Structure, and Drinking

Adolescents from intact families who worship frequently are least likely to abuse alcohol. (read more...)

Mapping America 17: Family Structure and Drinking

Adolescents who live in an intact family are less likely to get drunk than those living in step-families, those whose parents have divorced, or those raised by a cohabiting biological parent. (read more...)

Mapping America 16: Religious Attendance and Drinking

Adolescents who worship at least weekly are far less likely to get drunk than those who worship less frequently. (read more...)

Mapping America 9: Religious Attendance, Family Structure and Adolescent Use of Hard Drugs

Adolescents from intact families who worship frequently are least likely ever to try hard drugs. (read more...)

Mapping America 8: Family Structure and Adolescent Use of Hard Drugs

Adolescents who live with both biological parents are less likely to use hard drugs than those living in step-families, those whose parents have divorced or those raised by a cohabiting single parent. (read more...)

Mapping America 7: Religious Attendance and Adolescent Use of Hard Drugs

Adolescents who worship at least weekly are less likely to use hard drugs than those who worship less frequently. (read more...)

Mapping America 5: Family Structure and Sexual Intercourse Partners-Adolescent Girls

Adolescent girls living in intact married families have the fewest sexual partners. (read more...)

Education

Mapping America 141 Percentage of Children with a Learning Disability By Family Structure and Religious Worship

The 2001 cycle of the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) found that children in intact families that worshipped were least likely to have been told by a school representative or health professional that they had a learning disability. (read more...)

Mapping America 114: Completed Some College

The 1979 National Longitudinal Survey of Youth Child and Young Adult Survey shows that adults who have had no extramarital sexual partners in the survey year and currently worship at least weekly are more likely to complete college. (read more...)

Mapping America 110: Peabody Individual Test (Math) Percentile Score Norms

The 1997 National Longitudinal Survey of Youth shows that students who grew up in an intact married family and currently worship at least weekly have higher math scores on the Peabody Individual Achievement Test, an academic aptitude test administered to students in grades K-12. (read more...)

Mapping America 109:Grade Point Average

The 1997 National Longitudinal Survey of Youth shows that students who grew up in an intact married family and currently worship at least weekly have higher GPAs (grade point averages) than other students. (read more...)

Mapping America 108:CAT Math/Verbal Percentile Scores

The 1997 National Longitudinal Survey of Youth shows that those who grew up in an intact married family and currently worship at least weekly have higher CAT-ASVAB (computer adaptive test, Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) math and verbal scores. (read more...)

Mapping America 105: Received Bachelor's Degree

Students who grew up in intact married families and now attend weekly religious services are more likely to receive a Bachelor's degree. (read more...)

Mapping America 99: Ever Received a High School Diploma Combined

Mapping America 99: Ever Received a High School Degree Combined (read more...)

Mapping America 92: Women Attaining a Bachelor's Degree by Religious Attendance and Present Family Structure

Women in always-intact marriages who worship at least weekly are more likely to have earned a bachelor's degree than those in other family structures who never worship. (read more...)

Mapping America 69: Parental Concerns about Children's Achievement by Religious Attendance and Family Structure

Intact families clearly have a greater positive impact in reducing parents' concern about their children's achievement. Religious attendance for non-intact families may even increase their level of concern. But this may be realistic on their part, for religious parents are likely to assess the environment their children grow up in to be more hostile towards the interests of children than the environment of a generation ago. (read more...)

Mapping America 68: Parental Concerns about Children's Achievement by Family Structure

Children who live with both biological parents or with two adoptive parents are less likely to have parents who have concerns about their children's achievement. (read more...)

Mapping America 67: Parental Concerns about Children's Achievement by Frequency of Religious Attendance

Religious attendance has very little impact and, if anything, may slightly raise parental concerns about their children's achievement. (read more...)

Mapping America 42: Repeating a Grade, Religious Attendance and Family Structure

Children from intact families who frequently attend worship are least likely to repeat a grade in school. (read more...)

Mapping America 41: Repeating a Grade and Family Structure

Children who live with both biological parents or two adoptive parents are less likely to repeat a grade than those who do not. (read more...)

Mapping America 40: Repeating a Grade and Religious Attendance

Children who attend worship at least monthly are less likely to repeat a grade than those who worship less frequently. (read more...)

Mapping America 21: Religious Attendance, Family Structure and Expulsion or Suspension from School

Adolescents from intact families who worship frequently are the least likely to be expelled or suspended from school. (read more...)

Mapping America 20: Family Structure and Expulsion or Suspension from School

Adolescents who live in an intact married family are least likely to be expelled or suspended from school. (read more...)

Mapping America 19: Religious Attendance and Expulsion or Suspension from School

Adolescents who worship at least weekly are least likely to be expelled or suspended from school. (read more...)

Mapping America 3: Religious Attendance, Family Structure and School Performance of U.S. High School Students

Teenagers who live in intact families that worship weekly score a combined GPA of 2.9. Students who worship at least monthly but reside in families not headed by both biological parents score a combined 2.7 GPA, as do students who live in a family with both natural parents but who worship less than monthly. Those who are not living with both biological parents and who worship less than monthly have the lowest GPA (2.5). (read more...)

Mapping America 2: Family Structure and School Performance

Family Structure and School Performance of U.S. High School StudentsStudents who live with their married biological parents carry the highest average... (read more...)

Family Strengths

Mapping America 84: The Personal Importance of Being Married by Religious Attendance and Marital Status

Adults in always-intact marriages who attend religious services at least weekly are the most likely to report that being married is personally very important to them. (read more...)

Mapping America 82: The Personal Importance of Being Married by Religious Attendance

Adults who attend religious services at least weekly are more likely to report that being married is personally very important to them than those who worship less frequently. (read more...)

Mapping America 81: The Personal Importance of Having Children by Religious Attendance and Marital Status

Adults in always-intact marriages who attend religious services at least weekly are the most likely to believe in the importance of having their own children. (read more...)

Mapping America 80: The Personal Importance of Having Children by Marital Status

Married adults are more likely to believe in the importance of having their own children than unmarried adults. (read more...)

Mapping America 79: The Personal Importance of Having Children by Religious Attendance

Adults who attend religious services at least weekly are more likely to believe in the importance of having their own children than those who worship less frequently. (read more...)

Mapping America 60: Children's Positive Social Development, Religious Attendance and Family Structure

Children from intact families who frequently attend worship are more socially developed than those living in non-intact families who attend worship infrequently. (read more...)

Mapping America 59: Children's Positive Social Development and Family Structure

Children who live with both biological parents or two adoptive parents are more socially developed than those who do not. (read more...)

Mapping America 58: Children's Positive Social Development and Religious Attendance

Children who attend worship at least weekly are more socially developed than those who worship less frequently. (read more...)

Mapping America 51: Intergenerational Links to Happiness: Religious Attendance and Family Structure

Adults who frequently attended religious services as adolescents and grew up living with both biological parents are most likely to be very happy. (read more...)

Mapping America 50: Intergenerational Links to Happiness: Family Structure

Adults who grew up living with both biological parents are more likely to be very happy than those who did not. (read more...)

Mapping America 49: Intergenerational Links to Happiness: Religious Attendance

Adults who frequently attended religious services as adolescents are more likely to be very happy than those who did not. (read more...)

Mapping America 48: Quality of Parent-Child Relationship, Religious Attendance and Family Structure

Children from intact families who frequently attend worship are most likely to have a high-quality relationship with their parents. (read more...)

Mapping America 47: Quality of Parent-Child Relationship and Family Structure

Children who live with both biological parents or two adoptive parents are likely to have a higher quality relationship with their parents than those who do not. (read more...)

Mapping America 46: Quality of Parent-Child Relationship and Religious Attendance

Children who attend worship at least weekly have a higher-quality relationship with their parents than those who worship less frequently. (read more...)

Mapping America 33: Intergenerational Links to Marital Happiness: Religious Attendance and Family Structure

Adults who frequently attended religious services as adolescents and grew up living with both biological parents experience higher levels of marital happiness. (read more...)

Mapping America 32: Intergenerational Links to Marital Happiness: Family Structure

Adults who grew up living with both biological parents experience higher levels of marital happiness. (read more...)

Mapping America 31: Intergenerational Links to Marital Happiness: Religious Attendance

Adults who frequently attended religious services as adolescents experience higher levels of marital happiness. (read more...)

Family Weaknesses

Mapping America 111: Ever Run away

The 1997 National Longitudinal Survey of Youth shows that youth under age 17 who grew up in an always-married family and currently worship at least weekly have lower rates of running away than other youth. (read more...)

Mapping America 63: Divorce or Separation: Religious Attendance and Family Structure in Adolescence

Adults who frequently attended religious services as adolescents and grew up living with both biological parents are least likely ever to be divorced or separated. (read more...)

Mapping America 62: Divorce or Separation: Family Structure in Adolescence

Adults who grew up living with both biological parents are less likely ever to be divorced or separated than those who did not (read more...)

Mapping America 61: Divorce or Separation: Religious Attendance in Adolescence

Adults who frequently attended religious services as adolescents are less likely ever to be divorced or separated than those who did not. (read more...)

Mapping America 54: Parents Contacted by School about Their Children's Behavior Problems by Religious Attendance and Family Structure

Parents of children who attend worship frequently and live in intact families are the least likely to be contacted by their children's school about behavior problems. (read more...)

Mapping America 53: Parents Contacted by School about Their Children's Behavior Problems and Family Structure

Children who live with both biological parents or with two adoptive parents are less likely to have their school report behavior problems to their parents than are children who live in households that do not include both parents. (read more...)

Mapping America 52: Parents Contacted by School about Their Children's Behavior Problems and Religious Attendance

Parents whose children attend worship at least weekly are less likely to be contacted by their children's school about behavior problems than parents whose children worship less frequently. (read more...)

Mapping America 36: Parenting Stress, Children's Religious Attendance, and Family Structure

Parents who live in intact families that worship frequently report the lowest levels of parenting stress. (read more...)

Mapping America 35: Parenting Stress and Family Structure

Biological parents and adoptive parents who live together report less parenting stress than those who do not live together. (read more...)

Mapping America 34: Parenting Stress and Children's Religious Attendance

Parents whose children attend worship at least weekly report less parenting stress than those parents whose children attend worship less frequently. (read more...)

Mapping America 27: Running Away, Religious Attendance, and Family Structure

Adolescents from intact families who worship frequently are the least likely to run away. (read more...)

Mapping America 26: Running Away and Family Structure

Adolescents who live in an intact married family are the least likely to run away from home. (read more...)

Mapping America 25: Running Away and Religious Attendance

Adolescents who worship at least weekly are the least likely to run away from home. (read more...)

Giving

Mapping America 45: Intergenerational Links to Volunteering in Charitable Activities: Religious Attendance and Family Structure

Adults who frequently attended religious services as adolescents and grew up living with both biological parents are most likely to have volunteered in a charitable activity in the past year. (read more...)

Mapping America 44: Intergenerational Links to Volunteering in Charitable Activities: Family Structure

Adults who grew up living with both biological parents and those who grew up without both biological parents are equally likely to have volunteered in a charitable activity in the past year. (read more...)

Mapping America 43: Intergenerational Links to Volunteering in Charitable Activities: Religious Attendance

Adults who frequently attended religious services as adolescents are more likely to have volunteered in a charitable activity in the past year. (read more...)

Psychological States

Mapping America: 140 Children with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

The 2001 cycle of the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) showed that children in intact families that worship are least likely to have been diagnosed with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). (read more...)

Mapping America 78: I Am Proud of the Type of Work I Do by Religious Attendance and Marital Status

Adults in always-intact marriages who also worship at least weekly are more likely than all other adults to be proud of the type of work they do. (read more...)

Mapping America 77: I Am Proud of the Type of Work I Do by Marital Status

Married adults are more likely to be proud of the type of work they do, compared to single adults, whether divorced, separated, or never married. (read more...)

Mapping America 76: I Am Proud of the Type of Work I Do by Religious Attendance

Adults who attend religious services at least monthly are the most likely to be proud of the type of work they do. (read more...)

Religion

Mapping America 113: Heavy Drinking by Current Religious Attendance and Number of Extramarital Sexual Partners

Heavy drinking, multiple sexual partners and avoidance of worship tend to go together: the 1979 National Longitudinal Survey of Youth shows that adults who have had no extramarital sexual partners in the previous year and currently worship at least weekly are less likely to be heavy drinkers. (read more...)

Mapping America 71: Adult Religious Attendance by Family Structure in Adolescence

Adults who grew up in an intact family during adolescence are more likely to attend religious services at least monthly than are those who did not. (read more...)

Mapping America 72: Adult Religious Attendance by Religious Attendance and Family Structure in Adolescence

Adults who attended religious services at least monthly as adolescents and grew up in an intact family are significantly more likely to attend religious services monthly or more frequently as adults than are those who attended less frequently and whose family of origin was non-intact. (read more...)

Mapping America 70: Adult Religious Attendance by Adolescent Religious Attendance

Adults who frequently attended religious services as adolescents are more likely to attend religious services frequently as adults. (read more...)

Mapping America 1: Religious Attendance and School Performance

Religious Attendance and School PerformanceThis snapshot of young Americans in high school shows the range of educational performancewhen viewed from the... (read more...)

Sexuality

Mapping America 144: Pregnancy would embarrass family

Family Structure: Teens in intact married families were most likely to report that getting pregnant (or getting someone pregnant) would embarrass their family (39.4%). They were followed by adolescents in cohabiting stepfamilies (32.3%), married stepfamilies (31.5%), single divorced parent families (28.4%), always-single-parent families (24.5%), and intact cohabiting families (21.3%). (read more...)

Mapping America 143: Non-Romantic Sexual Relationships by Family Structure and Religious Worship

Wave 1 of the National Longitudinal Survey of Adolescent Health (Add Health) [1] found that adolescents aged 13 to 19 in intact families that worshipped weekly or more were least likely to have had a non-romantic sexual relationship.[2] (read more...)

Mapping America 142 Percentage of Adolescents Who Have Ever Engaged in Sexual Intercourse By Family Structure and Religious Worship

Wave I of the National Longitudinal Survey of Adolescent Health (Add Health) found that teenagers in intact families that worshipped weekly were least likely to have engaged in sexual intercourse. (read more...)

Mapping America 121: Has Ever Paid or Been Paid for Sex

Mapping America 121: Has Ever Paid or Been Paid for Sex (read more...)

Mapping America 118: Feels Scared, Afraid During Intercourse with Current Sexual Partner

Mapping America 118: Feels Scared, Afraid During Intercourse with Current Sexual Partner (read more...)

Mapping America 117: Feels Guilty During Intercourse with Current Sexual Partner

Mapping America 117: Feels Guilty during Intercourse with Current Sexual Partner (read more...)

Mapping America 116: Feels Thrilled, Excited During Intercourse with Current Sexual Partner

The 1992 National Health and Social Life Survey shows that, of adults aged 18 to 59, those in intact marriages who worship weekly were most likely to report feeling thrilled and excited during intercourse with their current sexual partner. (read more...)

Mapping America 107: Fathers Who Have Ever Encouraged an Abortion by Current Religious Attendance and Structure of Family of Origin

The 1997 National Longitudinal Survey of Youth shows that men who grew up in intact married families and attend religious services at least weekly are less likely to encourage the mother of their child to have an abortion. (read more...)

Mapping America 103: Intercourse age 14 or younger

Mapping America 103: Intercourse age 14 or younger (read more...)

Mapping America 101: Likely to Have an Unwed Pregnancy

Mapping America 101 "Ever Had an Unwed Pregnancy" (read more...)

Mapping America 94: Women with Two or More Cohabitations in Lifetime by Current Religious Attendance and Structure of Family of Origin

Women (aged 14-44) who grew up in married intact families and who now worship weekly are the least likely to have had two or more cohabitations in their lifetime. (read more...)

Mapping America 93: Women Who Had a Homosexual Sexual Partner in the Past Year by Current Religious Attendance and Structure of Family of Origin

Women who have not had a homosexual sexual partner in the past year are more likely to worship at least weekly and to have grown up in intact families than those who have had a homosexual sexual partner in the past year. (read more...)

Mapping America 91: Cumulative Number of Women's Lifetime Sexual Partners by Religious Attendance and Present Family Structure

Women in always-intact marriages who worship at least weekly are more likely to have had fewer lifetime sexual partners than those in other family structures who never worship. (read more...)

Mapping America 75: Adultery by Religious Attendance and Marital Status

Adults in always-intact marriages who worship at least weekly are the least likely of all to have had adulterous sexual relations. (read more...)

Mapping America 74: Adultery by Marital Status

Adults who are currently married are less likely to have committed adultery than adults who are divorced or separated. (read more...)

Mapping America 73: Adultery by Religious Attendance

Of adults currently or previously married, those who attend religious services once a week or more are the least likely to have committed adultery. (read more...)

Mapping America 39: Intergenerational Links to Viewing X-Rated Movies:Family Structure and Religious Attendance

Adults who frequently attended religious services as adolescents and grew up living with both biological parents are less likely to have viewed an X-rated film in the past year. (read more...)

Mapping America 38: Intergenerational Links to Viewing X-Rated Movies:Family Structure

Adults who grew up living with both biological parents are less likely to have viewed an X-rated movie in the last year. (read more...)

Mapping America 37: Intergenerational Links to Viewing X-Rated Movies:Religious Attendance

Adults who frequently attended religious services as adolescents are less likely to have viewed an X-rated movie in the last year. (read more...)

Mapping America 6: Religious Attendance, Family Structure and Sexual Intercourse Partners-Adolescent Girls

Adolescent girls from intact families who worship frequently have the fewest sexual partners in high school. (read more...)

Mapping America 5: Family Structure and Sexual Intercourse Partners-Adolescent Girls

Adolescent girls living in intact married families have the fewest sexual partners. (read more...)

Mapping America 4: Religious Attendance and Number of Sexual Intercourse Partners--Adolescent Girls

Adolescent girls who worship at least weekly have the fewest sexual intercourse partners in high school. (read more...)

Social Problems

Mapping America 139: Public Assistance in Previous Year

The National Survey of Family Growth showed that women who had been sexually active as younger teens were more likely to be on public assistance decades later. (read more...)

Mapping America 111: Ever Run away

The 1997 National Longitudinal Survey of Youth shows that youth under age 17 who grew up in an always-married family and currently worship at least weekly have lower rates of running away than other youth. (read more...)

Mapping America 106: Assaulted Someone

Adults who grew up in intact families and currently attended weekly religious services are least likely to "ever assault someone." (read more...)

Mapping America 102: Ever Been Arrested

Mapping America #102 Ever Been Arrested (read more...)

Mapping America 90: Belief That People Try to Take Advantage of Others by Religious Attendance and Marital Status

Adults in always-intact marriages who attend religious services at least weekly are the least likely to believe that most people try to take advantage of others. (read more...)

Mapping America 89: Belief That People Try to Take Advantage of Others by Marital Status

Always-intact married adults are less likely than married, previously divorced adults and unmarried adults to believe that most people would try to take advantage of others. (read more...)

Mapping America 88: Belief That People Try to Take Advantage of Others by Religious Attendance

Adults who never attend religious services are more likely to believe that most people would try to take advantage of others than those who worship at least weekly. (read more...)

Mapping America 57: Intergenerational Links to Being Picked Up or Charged by Police: Religious Attendance and Family Structure

Adults who frequently attended religious services as adolescents and grew up living with both biological parents are least likely to have ever been picked up or charged by police. (read more...)

Mapping America 56: Intergenerational Links to Being Picked Up or Charged by Police: Family Structure

Adults who grew up living with both biological parents are less likely to have ever been picked up or charged by police than those who did not. (read more...)

Mapping America 55: Intergenerational Links to Being Picked Up or Charged by Police: Religious Attendance

Adults who frequently attended religious services as adolescents are less likely to have ever been picked up or charged by police than those who did not. (read more...)

Mapping America 30: Behavior Problems, Religious Attendance and Family Structure

Children from intact families who frequently attend worship exhibit the fewest behavior problems. (read more...)

Mapping America 29: Behavior Problems and Family Structure

Children who live with both their biological parents are less likely to exhibit behavior problems than those who do not. (read more...)

Mapping America 28: Behavior Problems and Religious Attendance

Children who attend worship at least weekly exhibit fewer behavior problems than those who worship less frequently. (read more...)

Mapping America 24: Religious Attendance, Family Structure, and Theft

Adolescents from intact families who worship frequently are the least likely to steal. (read more...)

Mapping America 23: Family Structure and Theft

Adolescents who live in an intact married family are less likely to steal than those living in step-families, those whose parents are divorced, or those raised by cohabiting parents. (read more...)

Mapping America 22: Religious Attendance and Theft

Adolescents who worship at least weekly are less likely to steal than those who worship less frequently. (read more...)

Mapping America 15: Religious Attendance, Family Structure, and Fighting

Adolescents from intact families who worship frequently are least likely to get into a fight. (read more...)

Mapping America 14: Family Structure and Fighting

Adolescents who live in an intact married family are least likely to get into a fight. (read more...)

Mapping America 13: Religious Attendance and Fighting

Adolescents who worship at least weekly are less likely to get into a fight than those who worship less frequently. (read more...)

Mapping America 12: Religious Attendance, Family Structure, and Shoplifting

Adolescents from intact families who worship frequently are least likely to shoplift repeatedly. (read more...)

Mapping America 11: Family Structure and Shoplifting

Adolescents who live with both biological parents are least likely to shoplift repeatedly. (read more...)

Mapping America 10: Religious Attendance and Shoplifting

Adolescents who worship at least weekly are less likely to be repeat shoplifters than those who worship less frequently. (read more...)

Mapping America 5: Family Structure and Sexual Intercourse Partners-Adolescent Girls

Adolescent girls living in intact married families have the fewest sexual partners. (read more...)

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