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

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YJESUS

Which of these statements about Jesus is closest to your view of Jesus?
  1) I don't think Jesus ever existed - it is just a story that people made up.
  2) I think Jesus was a great man who lived long ago, but I don't think he was the Son of God.
  3) I believe Jesus is the Son of God, but I doubt he actually rose from the dead.
  4) I believe Jesus is the Son of God who died on a cross and rose again.

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
I don't think Jesus ever existed - it is just a story that people made up. 194 2.5% 2.5% -4.36
I think Jesus was a great man who lived long ago, but I don't think he was the Son of God. 350 4.4% 6.9% -2.79
I believe Jesus is the Son of God, but I doubt he actually rose from the dead. 461 5.8% 12.7% -1.22
I believe Jesus is the Son of God who died on a cross and rose again. 6913 87.3% 100% .34

Variable Comparisons


Gender (I-YSEX)

Male Female TOTAL
I don't think Jesus ever existed - it is just a story that people made up. 3.8%
142
1.2%
52
2.5%
194
I think Jesus was a great man who lived long ago, but I don't think he was the Son of God. 6.3%
233
2.8%
117
4.4%
350
I believe Jesus is the Son of God, but I doubt he actually rose from the dead. 7.9%
293
4.0%
166
5.8%
459
I believe Jesus is the Son of God who died on a cross and rose again. 82.0%
3043
92.0%
3852
87.3%
6895
TOTAL 100.0%
3711
100.0%
4187

7898


Age (I-YAGE)

Less than 11 11 12 13 14 plus TOTAL
I don't think Jesus ever existed - it is just a story that people made up. 3.3%
39
1.8%
26
1.9%
35
2.3%
43
3.2%
51
2.5%
194
I think Jesus was a great man who lived long ago, but I don't think he was the Son of God. 4.0%
47
4.0%
59
4.1%
74
4.1%
76
5.8%
91
4.4%
347
I believe Jesus is the Son of God, but I doubt he actually rose from the dead. 6.7%
79
5.2%
77
5.8%
106
4.5%
83
7.1%
112
5.8%
457
I believe Jesus is the Son of God who died on a cross and rose again. 86.0%
1013
89.0%
1306
88.2%
1611
89.0%
1631
83.8%
1316
87.3%
6877
TOTAL 100.0%
1178
100.0%
1468
100.0%
1826
100.0%
1833
100.0%
1570

7875


Race (I-YRACE)

Black Hispanic Asian White Other TOTAL
I don't think Jesus ever existed - it is just a story that people made up. 5.8%
31
4.1%
6
3.4%
4
1.9%
123
5.3%
27
2.4%
191
I think Jesus was a great man who lived long ago, but I don't think he was the Son of God. 5.4%
29
9.5%
14
7.8%
9
3.8%
248
9.5%
48
4.4%
348
I believe Jesus is the Son of God, but I doubt he actually rose from the dead. 7.1%
38
12.2%
18
12.1%
14
5.1%
333
10.7%
54
5.8%
457
I believe Jesus is the Son of God who died on a cross and rose again. 81.6%
435
74.1%
109
76.7%
89
89.2%
5843
74.5%
377
87.3%
6853
TOTAL 100.0%
533
100.0%
147
100.0%
116
100.0%
6547
100.0%
506

7849


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
I don't think Jesus ever existed - it is just a story that people made up. 2.1%
35
2.2%
93
3.0%
36
3.4%
8
6.1%
11
2.4%
183
I think Jesus was a great man who lived long ago, but I don't think he was the Son of God. 3.9%
64
4.4%
189
4.5%
54
7.2%
17
6.7%
12
4.4%
336
I believe Jesus is the Son of God, but I doubt he actually rose from the dead. 5.3%
87
5.3%
227
6.7%
80
10.6%
25
10.6%
19
5.8%
438
I believe Jesus is the Son of God who died on a cross and rose again. 88.7%
1462
88.2%
3804
85.7%
1019
78.8%
186
76.5%
137
87.3%
6608
TOTAL 100.0%
1648
100.0%
4313
100.0%
1189
100.0%
236
100.0%
179

7565

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