Table 1.

Demographic Characteristics of the Sample by Those Who Do and Do Not Know What a Chaplain Is

CharacteristicsFull Sample (n = 1020)Do Not Know What a Chaplain Is (n = 138)Do Know What a Chaplain Is (n = 880)P Value
No. (%)No. (%)No. (%)
Age, mean years* (SD)47.6 (17.3)37.7 (17)49.6 (16.6)<.0001
Sex (female, %)**525 (51)67 (7)458 (45).007
Race and ethnicity**<.001
    Non-Hispanic White648 (64)81 (8)563 (55)
    Non-Hispanic Black121 (12)16 (2)105 (10)
    Hispanic165 (16)40 (4)125 (12)
    Other/mixed86 (8)23 (3)62 (6)
Marital status**.001
    Married Partner653 (64)99 (10)554 (55)
    Widowed41 (4)41 (4)
    Divorced/separated116 (11)12 (2)104 (10)
    Never married210 (21)50 (5)157 (15)
Income status**.29
    <$5,000–$39,999267 (26)49 (5)219 (22)
    $40,000–$74,999246 (24)39 (4)205 (20)
    $75,000–$124,999244 (24)30 (3)214 (21)
    >$125,000263 (26)42 (4)220 (22)
Education**.01
    Less than high school89 (9)24 (2)65 (6)
    High school313 (31)50 (5)263 (26)
    Some college288 (28)36 (4)249 (24)
    Bachelor's degree or higher330 (32)50 (35)279 (27)
US region**.8
    Northeast181 (18)28 (3)154 (15)
    Midwest212 (21)34 (3)177 (17)
    South385 (38)56 (5)325 (32)
    West242 (23)42 (4)199 (20)
  • National estimates based on complex survey design using mean or count.

  • Statistical tests were completed using t test* and χ2 tests**.

  • SD, standard deviation.