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

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What do you think God most wants people to do with their lives?
  1) God most wants people to work hard at getting rid of hunger and poverty.
  2) God wants both of these things in exactly the same amount.
  3) God most wants people to pray.

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
God most wants people to work hard at getting rid of hunger and poverty. 791 13.3% 13.3% -1.86
God wants both of these things in exactly the same amount. 2899 48.7% 62% -.37
God most wants people to pray. 2264 38% 100% 1.12

Variable Comparisons


Sex of child (I-MSXCHL)

Male Female TOTAL
God most wants people to work hard at getting rid of hunger and poverty. 13.7%
368
13.0%
422
13.3%
790
God wants both of these things in exactly the same amount. 47.6%
1281
49.6%
1615
48.7%
2896
God most wants people to pray. 38.8%
1044
37.4%
1218
38.0%
2262
TOTAL 100.0%
2693
100.0%
3255

5948


Race (I-MRACE)

Black Hispanic Asian White Other TOTAL
God most wants people to work hard at getting rid of hunger and poverty. 10.1%
29
11.1%
7
9.7%
6
13.6%
745
4.7%
2
13.3%
789
God wants both of these things in exactly the same amount. 62.7%
180
68.3%
43
59.7%
37
47.6%
2605
53.5%
23
48.7%
2888
God most wants people to pray. 27.2%
78
20.6%
13
30.6%
19
38.8%
2127
41.9%
18
38.0%
2255
TOTAL 100.0%
287
100.0%
63
100.0%
62
100.0%
5477
100.0%
43

5932


Marital status (I-MARSTAT)

Never marr Divorced Married Widowed Separated TOTAL
God most wants people to work hard at getting rid of hunger and poverty. 18.4%
7
17.5%
114
12.8%
647
9.0%
12
13.4%
9
13.3%
789
God wants both of these things in exactly the same amount. 52.6%
20
48.7%
318
48.6%
2452
47.8%
64
56.7%
38
48.7%
2892
God most wants people to pray. 28.9%
11
33.8%
221
38.6%
1951
43.3%
58
29.9%
20
38.1%
2261
TOTAL 100.0%
38
100.0%
653
100.0%
5050
100.0%
134
100.0%
67

5942


Household income (I-INCOME)

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 work hard at getting rid of hunger and poverty. 9.3%
34
10.4%
111
11.1%
201
14.8%
192
18.1%
248
13.3%
786
God wants both of these things in exactly the same amount. 53.4%
195
47.2%
503
49.3%
892
47.2%
611
49.1%
672
48.7%
2873
God most wants people to pray. 37.3%
136
42.4%
452
39.6%
718
37.9%
491
32.8%
449
38.0%
2246
TOTAL 100.0%
365
100.0%
1066
100.0%
1811
100.0%
1294
100.0%
1369

5905


Age (I-MAGE)

<30 30-34 35-39 40-44 45 + TOTAL
God most wants people to work hard at getting rid of hunger and poverty. 9.5%
12
11.4%
131
13.5%
301
14.7%
220
13.3%
126
13.3%
790
God wants both of these things in exactly the same amount. 51.6%
65
49.1%
563
47.1%
1051
49.3%
740
50.5%
477
48.7%
2896
God most wants people to pray. 38.9%
49
39.4%
452
39.4%
878
36.0%
540
36.2%
342
38.0%
2261
TOTAL 100.0%
126
100.0%
1146
100.0%
2230
100.0%
1500
100.0%
945

5947

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