September 10, 2008

Men Less Likely to Have Religious Affiliation

19.6%

Men are significantly more likely than women to claim no attachment to a particular religion, with nearly one-in-five having no formal affiliation.

Men are significantly more likely to claim no religious affiliation than are women; nearly one-in-five men have no formal religious affiliation, almost seven percentage points more than women. Men are also twice as likely to say they are atheist or agnostic as compared with women (5.5% vs. 2.6%). Women are more likely to be affiliated with nearly every major Christian group; nearly 54% of women are Protestant, for instance, compared with 49% of men. But men are slightly more likely than women to associate with other religious traditions, including Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism. Read More