Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Father Component

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What do you think God most wants people to do with their lives?
  1) God most wants people to help old and sick persons have a better life.
  2) God wants both of these things in exactly the same amount.
  3) God most wants people to tell other people about God.

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
God most wants people to help old and sick persons have a better life. 573 13.6% 13.6% -1.87
God wants both of these things in exactly the same amount. 1835 43.5% 57.1% -.42
God most wants people to tell other people about God. 1806 42.9% 100% 1.02

Variable Comparisons


Gender of child (I-SEXCHLD)

Male Female TOTAL
God most wants people to help old and sick persons have a better life. 13.3%
279
13.9%
293
13.6%
572
God wants both of these things in exactly the same amount. 43.5%
910
43.4%
917
43.5%
1827
God most wants people to tell other people about God. 43.1%
902
42.7%
901
42.9%
1803
TOTAL 100.0%
2091
100.0%
2111

4202


Race/ethnicity (I-FRACE)

Black Hispanic Asian White Other TOTAL
God most wants people to help old and sick persons have a better life. 7.5%
9
10.3%
4
21.3%
10
13.7%
544
20.0%
5
13.6%
572
God wants both of these things in exactly the same amount. 69.2%
83
56.4%
22
55.3%
26
42.4%
1684
52.0%
13
43.5%
1828
God most wants people to tell other people about God. 23.3%
28
33.3%
13
23.4%
11
43.9%
1740
28.0%
7
42.8%
1799
TOTAL 100.0%
120
100.0%
39
100.0%
47
100.0%
3968
100.0%
25

4199


Marital status (I-FMARSTAT)

Never marr Divorced Widowed Married Separated TOTAL
God most wants people to help old and sick persons have a better life. 10.0%
1
12.4%
33
12.5%
5
13.7%
533
8.3%
1
13.6%
573
God wants both of these things in exactly the same amount. 30.0%
3
42.1%
112
57.5%
23
43.5%
1688
50.0%
6
43.6%
1832
God most wants people to tell other people about God. 60.0%
6
45.5%
121
30.0%
12
42.7%
1657
41.7%
5
42.8%
1801
TOTAL 100.0%
10
100.0%
266
100.0%
40
100.0%
3878
100.0%
12

4206


Education (I-FEDUC)

High schl Voc. schl College Grad degr TOTAL
God most wants people to help old and sick persons have a better life. 7.0%
19
9.3%
164
6.4%
15
18.8%
187
20.5%
180
13.6%
565
God wants both of these things in exactly the same amount. 47.2%
128
45.2%
795
47.0%
111
39.2%
391
42.8%
375
43.5%
1800
God most wants people to tell other people about God. 45.8%
124
45.5%
800
46.6%
110
42.0%
419
36.7%
322
42.9%
1775
TOTAL 100.0%
271
100.0%
1759
100.0%
236
100.0%
997
100.0%
877

4140


Family income (I-FINCOME)

Less than $10,000 $10,000-$19,999 $20,000-$29,999 $30,000-$39,999 $40,000 or more TOTAL
God most wants people to help old and sick persons have a better life. 4.3%
5
8.4%
50
10.4%
127
13.5%
138
19.8%
244
13.5%
564
God wants both of these things in exactly the same amount. 52.6%
61
47.2%
280
44.3%
541
42.6%
435
41.1%
507
43.6%
1824
God most wants people to tell other people about God. 43.1%
50
44.4%
263
45.3%
554
43.9%
449
39.1%
483
43.0%
1799
TOTAL 100.0%
116
100.0%
593
100.0%
1222
100.0%
1022
100.0%
1234

4187


Age (I-FAGE)

<30 yrs 30-34 35-39 40-44 45 + TOTAL
God most wants people to help old and sick persons have a better life. 0.0%
0
11.1%
47
14.0%
183
15.0%
190
13.1%
152
13.6%
572
God wants both of these things in exactly the same amount. 45.2%
19
46.9%
199
44.3%
579
41.8%
528
43.5%
506
43.6%
1831
God most wants people to tell other people about God. 54.8%
23
42.0%
178
41.7%
546
43.2%
546
43.4%
504
42.8%
1797
TOTAL 100.0%
42
100.0%
424
100.0%
1308
100.0%
1264
100.0%
1162

4200

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