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

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YHELPTEL

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 be
  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 be 1011 12.6% 12.6% -1.87
God wants both of these things in exactly the same amount. 4721 58.6% 71.2% -.26
God most wants people to tell other people about God. 2323 28.8% 100% 1.35

Variable Comparisons


Gender (I-YSEX)

Male Female TOTAL
God most wants people to help old and sick persons have a be 15.1%
573
10.2%
434
12.5%
1007
God wants both of these things in exactly the same amount. 55.9%
2119
61.2%
2595
58.7%
4714
God most wants people to tell other people about God. 29.0%
1099
28.6%
1214
28.8%
2313
TOTAL 100.0%
3791
100.0%
4243

8034


Age (I-YAGE)

Less than 11 11 12 13 14 plus TOTAL
God most wants people to help old and sick persons have a be 15.9%
192
14.1%
214
11.3%
209
11.3%
208
11.5%
183
12.6%
1006
God wants both of these things in exactly the same amount. 62.6%
755
60.1%
909
60.0%
1110
57.3%
1059
54.2%
864
58.6%
4697
God most wants people to tell other people about God. 21.5%
259
25.8%
390
28.7%
530
31.4%
580
34.4%
548
28.8%
2307
TOTAL 100.0%
1206
100.0%
1513
100.0%
1849
100.0%
1847
100.0%
1595

8010


Race (I-YRACE)

Black Hispanic Asian White Other TOTAL
God most wants people to help old and sick persons have a be 17.1%
95
21.8%
32
16.5%
19
11.4%
760
18.1%
94
12.5%
1000
God wants both of these things in exactly the same amount. 61.7%
342
52.4%
77
58.3%
67
59.2%
3938
48.9%
254
58.6%
4678
God most wants people to tell other people about God. 21.1%
117
25.9%
38
25.2%
29
29.3%
1950
32.9%
171
28.9%
2305
TOTAL 100.0%
554
100.0%
147
100.0%
115
100.0%
6648
100.0%
519

7983


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 help old and sick persons have a be 12.5%
209
12.3%
540
13.3%
161
12.6%
30
14.3%
26
12.6%
966
God wants both of these things in exactly the same amount. 58.8%
983
59.5%
2607
55.2%
668
58.2%
139
54.4%
99
58.5%
4496
God most wants people to tell other people about God. 28.8%
481
28.2%
1236
31.5%
381
29.3%
70
31.3%
57
28.9%
2225
TOTAL 100.0%
1673
100.0%
4383
100.0%
1210
100.0%
239
100.0%
182

7687

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