New Evangelical Movement Congregations, Kaneohe, Hawaii, 1992

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BIB_ATIT

Which of these statements comes closest to describing your feelings about the Bible? (Please check only one)
  1) The Bible is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally, word for word
  2) The Bible is the inspired word of God. It contains no errors, but some verses are to be taken symbolically rather than literally.
  3) The Bible is the inspired word of God, but it may contain historical and scientific errors.
  4) The Bible was not inspired by God, but it represents humankind's best understanding of God's nature.
  5) The Bible is an ancient book of human fables, legends, history, and moral precepts recorded by men.

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
The Bible is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally, word for word 92 21.2% 21.2% -1.61
The Bible is the inspired word of God. It contains no errors, but some verses are to be taken symbolically rather than literally. 320 73.7% 94.9% .28
The Bible is the inspired word of God, but it may contain historical and scientific errors. 18 4.1% 99.1% 2.17
The Bible was not inspired by God, but it represents humankind's best understanding of God's nature. 3 .7% 99.8% 4.06
The Bible is an ancient book of human fables, legends, history, and moral precepts recorded by men. 1 .2% 100% 5.95

Variable Comparisons


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
The Bible is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally, word for word 23.5%
44
19.3%
47
21.2%
91
The Bible is the inspired word of God. It contains no errors, but some verses are to be taken symbolically rather than literally. 70.1%
131
76.5%
186
73.7%
317
The Bible is the inspired word of God, but it may contain historical and scientific errors. 4.8%
9
3.7%
9
4.2%
18
The Bible was not inspired by God, but it represents humankind's best understanding of God's nature. 1.1%
2
0.4%
1
0.7%
3
The Bible is an ancient book of human fables, legends, history, and moral precepts recorded by men. 0.5%
1
0.0%
0
0.2%
1
TOTAL 100.0%
187
100.0%
243

430


Race (I-RACE)

White Asian/Filp Pac.Polyn Hisp/Black Other TOTAL
The Bible is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally, word for word 17.9%
32
22.8%
36
31.3%
15
15.4%
2
15.4%
4
21.0%
89
The Bible is the inspired word of God. It contains no errors, but some verses are to be taken symbolically rather than literally. 76.0%
136
70.9%
112
66.7%
32
84.6%
11
84.6%
22
73.8%
313
The Bible is the inspired word of God, but it may contain historical and scientific errors. 5.0%
9
5.7%
9
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
4.2%
18
The Bible was not inspired by God, but it represents humankind's best understanding of God's nature. 1.1%
2
0.0%
0
2.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.7%
3
The Bible is an ancient book of human fables, legends, history, and moral precepts recorded by men. 0.0%
0
0.6%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
1
TOTAL 100.0%
179
100.0%
158
100.0%
48
100.0%
13
100.0%
26

424


Age (I-AGE)

12-24 25-34 35-44 45 & over TOTAL
The Bible is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally, word for word 15.8%
12
22.4%
37
21.9%
25
22.7%
17
21.2%
91
The Bible is the inspired word of God. It contains no errors, but some verses are to be taken symbolically rather than literally. 78.9%
60
74.5%
123
73.7%
84
66.7%
50
73.7%
317
The Bible is the inspired word of God, but it may contain historical and scientific errors. 2.6%
2
3.0%
5
4.4%
5
8.0%
6
4.2%
18
The Bible was not inspired by God, but it represents humankind's best understanding of God's nature. 2.6%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
1.3%
1
0.7%
3
The Bible is an ancient book of human fables, legends, history, and moral precepts recorded by men. 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
1.3%
1
0.2%
1
TOTAL 100.0%
76
100.0%
165
100.0%
114
100.0%
75

430


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Never marr Mar,nev dv Mar,prv dv Dv/Sep/Wid TOTAL
The Bible is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally, word for word 18.5%
28
23.0%
42
21.6%
11
20.8%
10
21.0%
91
The Bible is the inspired word of God. It contains no errors, but some verses are to be taken symbolically rather than literally. 77.5%
117
71.0%
130
76.5%
39
70.8%
34
73.9%
320
The Bible is the inspired word of God, but it may contain historical and scientific errors. 2.6%
4
5.5%
10
2.0%
1
6.3%
3
4.2%
18
The Bible was not inspired by God, but it represents humankind's best understanding of God's nature. 1.3%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
2.1%
1
0.7%
3
The Bible is an ancient book of human fables, legends, history, and moral precepts recorded by men. 0.0%
0
0.5%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
1
TOTAL 100.0%
151
100.0%
183
100.0%
51
100.0%
48

433


Education (I-EDUCATN)

HS & less Some coll. Coll. degr Post-grad TOTAL
The Bible is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally, word for word 24.7%
22
30.1%
43
12.9%
17
11.9%
8
20.9%
90
The Bible is the inspired word of God. It contains no errors, but some verses are to be taken symbolically rather than literally. 69.7%
62
66.4%
95
82.6%
109
79.1%
53
74.0%
319
The Bible is the inspired word of God, but it may contain historical and scientific errors. 3.4%
3
3.5%
5
3.8%
5
7.5%
5
4.2%
18
The Bible was not inspired by God, but it represents humankind's best understanding of God's nature. 2.2%
2
0.0%
0
0.8%
1
0.0%
0
0.7%
3
The Bible is an ancient book of human fables, legends, history, and moral precepts recorded by men. 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
1.5%
1
0.2%
1
TOTAL 100.0%
89
100.0%
143
100.0%
132
100.0%
67

431


(I-EMPLOYMT)

Work f-t Work p-t Not workng Keep house TOTAL
The Bible is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally, word for word 21.0%
58
15.3%
11
26.4%
14
24.1%
7
20.9%
90
The Bible is the inspired word of God. It contains no errors, but some verses are to be taken symbolically rather than literally. 73.6%
203
80.6%
58
67.9%
36
75.9%
22
74.2%
319
The Bible is the inspired word of God, but it may contain historical and scientific errors. 4.7%
13
4.2%
3
3.8%
2
0.0%
0
4.2%
18
The Bible was not inspired by God, but it represents humankind's best understanding of God's nature. 0.4%
1
0.0%
0
1.9%
1
0.0%
0
0.5%
2
The Bible is an ancient book of human fables, legends, history, and moral precepts recorded by men. 0.4%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
1
TOTAL 100.0%
276
100.0%
72
100.0%
53
100.0%
29

430


Household income (I-INCOME)

Lt 20K 20K-39,999 40K-59,999 60K-79,999 80K & over TOTAL
The Bible is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally, word for word 27.0%
17
28.7%
29
15.2%
14
23.6%
17
8.5%
7
20.5%
84
The Bible is the inspired word of God. It contains no errors, but some verses are to be taken symbolically rather than literally. 71.4%
45
66.3%
67
80.4%
74
72.2%
52
81.7%
67
74.4%
305
The Bible is the inspired word of God, but it may contain historical and scientific errors. 1.6%
1
5.0%
5
4.3%
4
1.4%
1
8.5%
7
4.4%
18
The Bible was not inspired by God, but it represents humankind's best understanding of God's nature. 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
1.4%
1
1.2%
1
0.5%
2
The Bible is an ancient book of human fables, legends, history, and moral precepts recorded by men. 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
1.4%
1
0.0%
0
0.2%
1
TOTAL 100.0%
63
100.0%
101
100.0%
92
100.0%
72
100.0%
82

410


Political party (I-POLPARTY)

Republican Independent Democrat No affiliation TOTAL
The Bible is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally, word for word 21.8%
43
7.4%
2
24.6%
16
22.6%
31
21.6%
92
The Bible is the inspired word of God. It contains no errors, but some verses are to be taken symbolically rather than literally. 76.1%
150
74.1%
20
64.6%
42
73.0%
100
73.2%
312
The Bible is the inspired word of God, but it may contain historical and scientific errors. 1.0%
2
14.8%
4
10.8%
7
3.6%
5
4.2%
18
The Bible was not inspired by God, but it represents humankind's best understanding of God's nature. 0.5%
1
3.7%
1
0.0%
0
0.7%
1
0.7%
3
The Bible is an ancient book of human fables, legends, history, and moral precepts recorded by men. 0.5%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
1
TOTAL 100.0%
197
100.0%
27
100.0%
65
100.0%
137

426


Religious upbringing (I-RELUPBR)

Fnd/Ev Prt Libl Prot Roman Cath No affil. Other TOTAL
The Bible is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally, word for word 21.1%
27
10.2%
6
19.8%
20
26.9%
14
24.3%
18
20.5%
85
The Bible is the inspired word of God. It contains no errors, but some verses are to be taken symbolically rather than literally. 74.2%
95
81.4%
48
76.2%
77
69.2%
36
68.9%
51
74.2%
307
The Bible is the inspired word of God, but it may contain historical and scientific errors. 4.7%
6
6.8%
4
3.0%
3
3.8%
2
4.1%
3
4.3%
18
The Bible was not inspired by God, but it represents humankind's best understanding of God's nature. 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
1.0%
1
0.0%
0
2.7%
2
0.7%
3
The Bible is an ancient book of human fables, legends, history, and moral precepts recorded by men. 0.0%
0
1.7%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
1
TOTAL 100.0%
128
100.0%
59
100.0%
101
100.0%
52
100.0%
74

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