2000a Religious and Spritual Change in America: The Experience of Marin County

Sponsor(s): Marin County Foundation

Principal Investigator(s): Gary A. Tobin, Patricia Y.C.E. Lin

Study Dates: April 7 - May 1, 2000

Key Findings:

General study of religious and spiritual identity in Marin County, CA, a community of approximately one-quarter of a million inhabitants, across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco.  Study conducted from April 7, 2000 - May 1, 2000 by the Institute for Jewish Research & Community (San Francisco) led by Gary Tobin.

Random digit dialed (RDD) survey with 604 completed interviews, of which 71 were with Jewish adults. Jews represented 13% of the Marin County population; Protestants 27%, Catholics 22%, other religions 23% and No religion, 15%.

♦  Study compares religious distribution of Marin County to Gallup 1998 national US estimates of 1% Jewish, 59% Protestant, 27% Catholic, 7% other and 6% No religion.

Data compare different religious groups in terms of religious and spiritual behaviors and attitudes.  Jewish sample is limited.


604 adults in Marin County, CA - Jewish and non-Jewish respondents.

Sample Size: 604

Sample Notes:

RDD dialed survey.  Interviewing by Merrill and Associates of San Mateo, CA.

Language: English


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