Presbyterian Panel Survey, August 2006 - The Bible, Elders

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Q1GROUP

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) in connection with another church-based class or group (e.g., prayer group, church school class, women's circle, session meeting, etc.)?
  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 305 53.8% 53.8% -.76
Once or twice 187 33% 86.8% .4
A few times 42 7.4% 94.2% 1.57
Often, but not daily 32 5.6% 99.8% 2.73
At least daily 1 .2% 100% 3.9

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

Under 40 40-49 50-64 65+ TOTAL
Never 63.3%
19
62.2%
51
54.3%
127
49.3%
105
54.0%
302
Once or twice 36.7%
11
29.3%
24
32.9%
77
34.3%
73
33.1%
185
A few times 0.0%
0
8.5%
7
6.8%
16
8.9%
19
7.5%
42
Often, but not daily 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
6.0%
14
7.0%
15
5.2%
29
At least daily 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.5%
1
0.2%
1
TOTAL 100.0%
30
100.0%
82
100.0%
234
100.0%
213

559


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 $20K-49,999 $50K-$99,999 $100K+ TOTAL
Never 46.7%
7
48.5%
63
52.3%
116
60.5%
95
53.6%
281
Once or twice 40.0%
6
33.8%
44
35.6%
79
30.6%
48
33.8%
177
A few times 0.0%
0
5.4%
7
8.6%
19
7.0%
11
7.1%
37
Often, but not daily 6.7%
1
12.3%
16
3.6%
8
1.9%
3
5.3%
28
At least daily 6.7%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
1
TOTAL 100.0%
15
100.0%
130
100.0%
222
100.0%
157

524


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Democrat Independent Republican Other (specify) TOTAL
Never 56.0%
98
59.4%
60
50.2%
133
54.5%
6
53.8%
297
Once or twice 34.3%
60
33.7%
34
32.5%
86
36.4%
4
33.3%
184
A few times 6.3%
11
2.0%
2
9.8%
26
9.1%
1
7.2%
40
Often, but not daily 3.4%
6
5.0%
5
7.2%
19
0.0%
0
5.4%
30
At least daily 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.4%
1
0.0%
0
0.2%
1
TOTAL 100.0%
175
100.0%
101
100.0%
265
100.0%
11

552


Gender (I-GENDER)

Female Male TOTAL
Never 51.6%
157
56.8%
146
54.0%
303
Once or twice 32.6%
99
33.5%
86
33.0%
185
A few times 8.6%
26
6.2%
16
7.5%
42
Often, but not daily 6.9%
21
3.5%
9
5.3%
30
At least daily 0.3%
1
0.0%
0
0.2%
1
TOTAL 100.0%
304
100.0%
257

561


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than High School High school diploma Some college, but no degree College Degree Advanced Degree TOTAL
Never 33.3%
1
46.3%
25
45.9%
39
58.3%
137
54.6%
101
53.9%
303
Once or twice 0.0%
0
31.5%
17
38.8%
33
28.5%
67
36.8%
68
32.9%
185
A few times 33.3%
1
11.1%
6
7.1%
6
7.2%
17
6.5%
12
7.5%
42
Often, but not daily 33.3%
1
9.3%
5
8.2%
7
6.0%
14
2.2%
4
5.5%
31
At least daily 0.0%
0
1.9%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
1
TOTAL 100.0%
3
100.0%
54
100.0%
85
100.0%
235
100.0%
185

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