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

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YPRAYHUN

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
  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 1305 16.2% 16.2% -1.71
God wants both of these things in exactly the same amount. 4516 56% 72.2% -.18
God most wants people to pray. 2237 27.8% 100% 1.35

Variable Comparisons


Gender (I-YSEX)

Male Female TOTAL
God most wants people to work hard at getting rid of hunger 18.3%
695
14.3%
608
16.2%
1303
God wants both of these things in exactly the same amount. 54.2%
2056
57.8%
2453
56.1%
4509
God most wants people to pray. 27.5%
1042
27.9%
1184
27.7%
2226
TOTAL 100.0%
3793
100.0%
4245

8038


Age (I-YAGE)

Less than 11 11 12 13 14 plus TOTAL
God most wants people to work hard at getting rid of hunger 14.8%
179
14.8%
224
16.9%
313
16.0%
296
18.1%
287
16.2%
1299
God wants both of these things in exactly the same amount. 53.1%
643
56.6%
858
57.2%
1060
57.0%
1051
55.5%
882
56.1%
4494
God most wants people to pray. 32.2%
390
28.6%
433
25.9%
479
27.0%
498
26.4%
420
27.7%
2220
TOTAL 100.0%
1212
100.0%
1515
100.0%
1852
100.0%
1845
100.0%
1589

8013


Race (I-YRACE)

Black Hispanic Asian White Other TOTAL
God most wants people to work hard at getting rid of hunger 14.2%
79
13.3%
20
11.2%
13
16.4%
1089
16.7%
87
16.1%
1288
God wants both of these things in exactly the same amount. 56.8%
315
54.7%
82
56.9%
66
56.9%
3782
46.0%
239
56.1%
4484
God most wants people to pray. 29.0%
161
32.0%
48
31.9%
37
26.7%
1774
37.3%
194
27.7%
2214
TOTAL 100.0%
555
100.0%
150
100.0%
116
100.0%
6645
100.0%
520

7986


Allowance (I-YMONEY)

Less than $1.00 $1.00 to $5.00 $6.00 to $15.00 $16.00 to $25.00 $26.00 or more TOTAL
God most wants people to work hard at getting rid of hunger 14.7%
247
16.3%
717
17.5%
212
15.5%
37
20.8%
38
16.3%
1251
God wants both of these things in exactly the same amount. 54.9%
919
56.8%
2492
55.0%
665
56.9%
136
54.1%
99
56.0%
4311
God most wants people to pray. 30.4%
509
26.9%
1178
27.4%
331
27.6%
66
25.1%
46
27.7%
2130
TOTAL 100.0%
1675
100.0%
4387
100.0%
1208
100.0%
239
100.0%
183

7692

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