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 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. 489 8.2% 8.2% -2.17
God wants both of these things in exactly the same amount. 2834 47.5% 55.7% -.57
God most wants people to tell other people about God. 2646 44.3% 100% 1.02

Variable Comparisons


Sex of child (I-MSXCHL)

Male Female TOTAL
God most wants people to help old and sick persons have a better life. 8.1%
219
8.2%
268
8.2%
487
God wants both of these things in exactly the same amount. 46.1%
1245
48.6%
1586
47.5%
2831
God most wants people to tell other people about God. 45.8%
1236
43.2%
1408
44.3%
2644
TOTAL 100.0%
2700
100.0%
3262

5962


Race (I-MRACE)

Black Hispanic Asian White Other TOTAL
God most wants people to help old and sick persons have a better life. 5.2%
15
12.7%
8
21.0%
13
8.2%
452
0.0%
0
8.2%
488
God wants both of these things in exactly the same amount. 67.1%
194
66.7%
42
53.2%
33
46.1%
2531
55.8%
24
47.5%
2824
God most wants people to tell other people about God. 27.7%
80
20.6%
13
25.8%
16
45.7%
2507
44.2%
19
44.3%
2635
TOTAL 100.0%
289
100.0%
63
100.0%
62
100.0%
5490
100.0%
43

5947


Marital status (I-MARSTAT)

Never marr Divorced Married Widowed Separated TOTAL
God most wants people to help old and sick persons have a better life. 10.3%
4
10.7%
70
7.9%
400
6.0%
8
9.0%
6
8.2%
488
God wants both of these things in exactly the same amount. 51.3%
20
48.5%
318
47.1%
2386
47.8%
64
59.7%
40
47.5%
2828
God most wants people to tell other people about God. 38.5%
15
40.9%
268
45.0%
2275
46.3%
62
31.3%
21
44.3%
2641
TOTAL 100.0%
39
100.0%
656
100.0%
5061
100.0%
134
100.0%
67

5957


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 help old and sick persons have a better life. 4.7%
17
6.4%
69
6.9%
125
8.9%
115
11.7%
160
8.2%
486
God wants both of these things in exactly the same amount. 53.4%
195
46.3%
496
48.2%
874
44.8%
582
48.1%
660
47.4%
2807
God most wants people to tell other people about God. 41.9%
153
47.2%
506
44.9%
814
46.3%
602
40.2%
552
44.4%
2627
TOTAL 100.0%
365
100.0%
1071
100.0%
1813
100.0%
1299
100.0%
1372

5920


Age (I-MAGE)

<30 30-34 35-39 40-44 45 + TOTAL
God most wants people to help old and sick persons have a better life. 5.6%
7
6.3%
72
8.7%
194
9.8%
147
7.2%
68
8.2%
488
God wants both of these things in exactly the same amount. 49.2%
62
47.6%
547
46.8%
1046
46.7%
702
49.8%
473
47.5%
2830
God most wants people to tell other people about God. 45.2%
57
46.1%
529
44.5%
995
43.6%
655
43.0%
408
44.3%
2644
TOTAL 100.0%
126
100.0%
1148
100.0%
2235
100.0%
1504
100.0%
949

5962

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