Presbyterian Panel Survey, August 2006 - The Bible, Elders

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Q1OWN

Please take a few moments to think back over the last week. In that period of seven days—and that period only—how often did you read the Bible or hear the Bible read (excluding during worship services) on your own?
  1) Never
  2) Once or twice
  3) A few times
  4) Often, but not daily
  5) At least daily

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Never 174 30.2% 30.2% -1.11
Once or twice 148 25.6% 55.8% -.44
A few times 58 10.1% 65.9% .23
Often, but not daily 97 16.8% 82.7% .91
At least daily 100 17.3% 100% 1.58

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

Under 40 40-49 50-64 65+ TOTAL
Never 36.7%
11
41.3%
33
29.0%
70
27.1%
59
30.4%
173
Once or twice 30.0%
9
22.5%
18
28.2%
68
23.4%
51
25.7%
146
A few times 10.0%
3
3.8%
3
10.4%
25
11.9%
26
10.0%
57
Often, but not daily 13.3%
4
21.3%
17
17.8%
43
15.1%
33
17.0%
97
At least daily 10.0%
3
11.3%
9
14.5%
35
22.5%
49
16.9%
96
TOTAL 100.0%
30
100.0%
80
100.0%
241
100.0%
218

569


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 $20K-49,999 $50K-$99,999 $100K+ TOTAL
Never 20.0%
3
22.1%
29
35.2%
80
34.6%
55
31.4%
167
Once or twice 20.0%
3
24.4%
32
25.6%
58
28.3%
45
25.9%
138
A few times 13.3%
2
11.5%
15
8.8%
20
7.5%
12
9.2%
49
Often, but not daily 26.7%
4
19.1%
25
16.3%
37
15.1%
24
16.9%
90
At least daily 20.0%
3
22.9%
30
14.1%
32
14.5%
23
16.5%
88
TOTAL 100.0%
15
100.0%
131
100.0%
227
100.0%
159

532


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Democrat Independent Republican Other (specify) TOTAL
Never 34.6%
62
30.1%
31
27.4%
74
40.0%
4
30.4%
171
Once or twice 26.3%
47
29.1%
30
24.8%
67
10.0%
1
25.8%
145
A few times 7.8%
14
7.8%
8
11.9%
32
30.0%
3
10.1%
57
Often, but not daily 14.5%
26
15.5%
16
18.5%
50
0.0%
0
16.4%
92
At least daily 16.8%
30
17.5%
18
17.4%
47
20.0%
2
17.3%
97
TOTAL 100.0%
179
100.0%
103
100.0%
270
100.0%
10

562


Gender (I-GENDER)

Female Male TOTAL
Never 29.0%
90
31.8%
83
30.3%
173
Once or twice 22.6%
70
29.1%
76
25.6%
146
A few times 11.3%
35
8.4%
22
10.0%
57
Often, but not daily 17.1%
53
16.9%
44
17.0%
97
At least daily 20.0%
62
13.8%
36
17.2%
98
TOTAL 100.0%
310
100.0%
261

571


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than High School High school diploma Some college, but no degree College Degree Advanced Degree TOTAL
Never 33.3%
1
31.5%
17
20.7%
18
31.0%
74
33.3%
63
30.2%
173
Once or twice 33.3%
1
24.1%
13
21.8%
19
25.5%
61
28.0%
53
25.7%
147
A few times 0.0%
0
14.8%
8
14.9%
13
9.2%
22
7.4%
14
10.0%
57
Often, but not daily 33.3%
1
16.7%
9
19.5%
17
17.6%
42
14.8%
28
17.0%
97
At least daily 0.0%
0
13.0%
7
23.0%
20
16.7%
40
16.4%
31
17.1%
98
TOTAL 100.0%
3
100.0%
54
100.0%
87
100.0%
239
100.0%
189

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