Dimensions of Religiosity, 1986

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BIBLE

The following question deals with religion. Please read the question carefully and select the response which most accurately represents your beliefs. Which of the following best expresses your view of the Bible?
  1) It is God's word and all it says is true.
  2) It was written by men inspired by God, but because the writers were men it contains some human errors.
  3) It is valuable because it was written by wise and good men, but God has nothing to do with it.
  4) The Bible is too old to be of value today.

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
It is God's word and all it says is true. 29 30.5% 30.5% -1.25
It was written by men inspired by God, but because the writers were men it contains some human errors. 53 55.8% 86.3% .23
It is valuable because it was written by wise and good men, but God has nothing to do with it. 12 12.6% 98.9% 1.72
The Bible is too old to be of value today. 1 1.1% 100% 3.21

Variable Comparisons


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
It is God's word and all it says is true. 27.1%
13
34.0%
16
30.5%
29
It was written by men inspired by God, but because the writers were men it contains some human errors. 54.2%
26
57.4%
27
55.8%
53
It is valuable because it was written by wise and good men, but God has nothing to do with it. 16.7%
8
8.5%
4
12.6%
12
The Bible is too old to be of value today. 2.1%
1
0.0%
0
1.1%
1
TOTAL 100.0%
48
100.0%
47

95


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Other TOTAL
It is God's word and all it says is true. 25.3%
20
63.6%
7
40.0%
2
30.5%
29
It was written by men inspired by God, but because the writers were men it contains some human errors. 58.2%
46
36.4%
4
60.0%
3
55.8%
53
It is valuable because it was written by wise and good men, but God has nothing to do with it. 15.2%
12
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
12.6%
12
The Bible is too old to be of value today. 1.3%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
1.1%
1
TOTAL 100.0%
79
100.0%
11
100.0%
5

95


College class (I-CSTAT)

Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior TOTAL
It is God's word and all it says is true. 28.1%
9
33.3%
11
23.1%
3
35.3%
6
30.5%
29
It was written by men inspired by God, but because the writers were men it contains some human errors. 53.1%
17
45.5%
15
76.9%
10
64.7%
11
55.8%
53
It is valuable because it was written by wise and good men, but God has nothing to do with it. 15.6%
5
21.2%
7
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
12.6%
12
The Bible is too old to be of value today. 3.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
1.1%
1
TOTAL 100.0%
32
100.0%
33
100.0%
13
100.0%
17

95