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Table 2 Membership by denomination, period, and cohort

From: Family Structure, Market Competition and Local Culture: The Mechanisms of Religious mobility beyond Christianity

  Total Period Cohort
1999 2004 2009 ≤ 1944 1945–1970 1971–1986 ≥ 1986
Religious affiliation (%)
 No Religion 15.72 13.61 20.73 12.92 11.15 12.52 23.89 31.82
 Buddhism 23.30 26.29 23.92 19.72 26.81 26.13 16.77 5.30
 Daoism 13.81 12.73 15.26 13.49 9.88 14.46 14.90 14.39
 Christianity 5.49 7.22 3.77 5.45 5.05 6.17 4.32 6.06
 Other religions 41.67 40.16 36.31 48.42 47.11 40.72 40.12 42.42
Father’s religious affiliation
 No Religion 9.30 8.62 11.11 8.20 7.05 8.30 12.31 15.15
 Buddhism 21.59 26.23 22.49 16.09 23.45 22.16 20.16 11.36
 Daoism 19.55 19.84 20.68 18.16 12.41 20.41 22.49 17.42
 Christianity 4.33 6.70 2.60 3.63 2.31 5.34 3.46 4.55
 Other religions 45.23 38.60 43.12 53.92 54.78 43.80 41.58 51.52
Mother’s religious affiliation
 No Religion 6.37 5.66 7.76 5.71 6.41 5.09 8.72 9.85
 Buddhism 24.05 28.99 25.31 17.90 25.34 24.73 23.02 10.61
 Daoism 19.47 19.69 20.73 18.01 12.20 20.53 21.89 18.94
 Christianity 4.71 6.96 2.98 4.15 2.21 5.79 3.79 7.58
 Other religions 45.40 38.70 43.22 54.23 53.84 43.87 42.58 53.03