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

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YOBEYHLP

What do you think God most wants people to do with their lives?
  1) God most wants people to obey God's rules and commandments.
  2) God wants both of these things in exactly the same amount.
  3) God most wants people to help persons of every race get a fair chance.

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
God most wants people to obey God's rules and commandments. 2330 28.9% 28.9% -1.34
God wants both of these things in exactly the same amount. 4706 58.3% 87.2% .26
God most wants people to help persons of every race get a fair chance. 1030 12.8% 100% 1.86

Variable Comparisons


Gender (I-YSEX)

Male Female TOTAL
God most wants people to obey God's rules and commandments. 28.1%
1066
29.6%
1258
28.9%
2324
God wants both of these things in exactly the same amount. 56.6%
2149
59.9%
2548
58.4%
4697
God most wants people to help persons of every race get a fair chance. 15.3%
579
10.5%
446
12.7%
1025
TOTAL 100.0%
3794
100.0%
4252

8046


Age (I-YAGE)

Less than 11 11 12 13 14 plus TOTAL
God most wants people to obey God's rules and commandments. 27.6%
333
27.8%
422
28.4%
526
28.1%
519
32.0%
510
28.8%
2310
God wants both of these things in exactly the same amount. 57.9%
699
60.6%
920
58.7%
1088
59.9%
1108
54.6%
871
58.4%
4686
God most wants people to help persons of every race get a fair chance. 14.5%
175
11.5%
175
12.9%
238
12.1%
223
13.4%
214
12.8%
1025
TOTAL 100.0%
1207
100.0%
1517
100.0%
1852
100.0%
1850
100.0%
1595

8021


Race (I-YRACE)

Black Hispanic Asian White Other TOTAL
God most wants people to obey God's rules and commandments. 31.3%
174
24.0%
36
28.4%
33
28.5%
1895
33.2%
172
28.9%
2310
God wants both of these things in exactly the same amount. 58.1%
323
50.7%
76
55.2%
64
59.3%
3944
49.4%
256
58.3%
4663
God most wants people to help persons of every race get a fair chance. 10.6%
59
25.3%
38
16.4%
19
12.2%
814
17.4%
90
12.8%
1020
TOTAL 100.0%
556
100.0%
150
100.0%
116
100.0%
6653
100.0%
518

7993


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 obey God's rules and commandments. 30.1%
504
29.2%
1282
29.0%
351
22.0%
53
26.6%
49
29.1%
2239
God wants both of these things in exactly the same amount. 57.0%
954
58.2%
2555
58.8%
711
62.7%
151
58.7%
108
58.2%
4479
God most wants people to help persons of every race get a fair chance. 12.9%
216
12.6%
552
12.2%
148
15.4%
37
14.7%
27
12.7%
980
TOTAL 100.0%
1674
100.0%
4389
100.0%
1210
100.0%
241
100.0%
184

7698

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