Presbyterian Panel Survey, November 1998 - Science, Technology, and Faith, Clergy

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Do you think the things that happen in this world are mostly controlled by God, or do you think the world runs pretty much by itself?
  1) The world is controlled by God.
  2) Most of the things that happen are controlled by God.
  3) About half and half
  4) The world runs pretty much by itself.
  5) Other (specify:_____)
  6) No opinion

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
The world is controlled by God. 351 32.2% 32.2% -1.12
Most of the things that happen are controlled by God. 193 17.7% 49.9% -.46
About half and half 178 16.3% 66.2% .2
The world runs pretty much by itself. 202 18.5% 84.8% .86
Other (specify:_____) 134 12.3% 97.1% 1.51
No opinion 32 2.9% 100% 2.17

Variable Comparisons


Gender (I-GENDER)

Female Male TOTAL
The world is controlled by God. 24.3%
49
33.9%
298
32.1%
347
Most of the things that happen are controlled by God. 18.8%
38
17.4%
153
17.7%
191
About half and half 22.8%
46
14.9%
131
16.4%
177
The world runs pretty much by itself. 16.8%
34
19.1%
168
18.7%
202
Other (specify:_____) 14.9%
30
11.7%
103
12.3%
133
No opinion 2.5%
5
3.1%
27
3.0%
32
TOTAL 100.0%
202
100.0%
880

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Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Not married TOTAL
The world is controlled by God. 32.0%
305
33.1%
41
32.1%
346
Most of the things that happen are controlled by God. 18.0%
172
13.7%
17
17.5%
189
About half and half 16.8%
160
12.9%
16
16.3%
176
The world runs pretty much by itself. 18.1%
173
23.4%
29
18.7%
202
Other (specify:_____) 11.8%
113
16.1%
20
12.3%
133
No opinion 3.2%
31
0.8%
1
3.0%
32
TOTAL 100.0%
954
100.0%
124

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Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
The world is controlled by God. 31.7%
65
31.4%
94
33.2%
137
29.6%
48
31.9%
344
Most of the things that happen are controlled by God. 19.0%
39
18.4%
55
17.9%
74
14.2%
23
17.7%
191
About half and half 13.7%
28
18.7%
56
15.0%
62
19.1%
31
16.4%
177
The world runs pretty much by itself. 20.0%
41
17.4%
52
17.9%
74
21.6%
35
18.7%
202
Other (specify:_____) 11.7%
24
12.0%
36
12.6%
52
13.0%
21
12.3%
133
No opinion 3.9%
8
2.0%
6
3.4%
14
2.5%
4
3.0%
32
TOTAL 100.0%
205
100.0%
299
100.0%
413
100.0%
162

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Political party (I-POLITAFF)

Democrat Independent Republican Other TOTAL
The world is controlled by God. 21.9%
139
36.7%
69
55.0%
133
50.0%
5
32.2%
346
Most of the things that happen are controlled by God. 16.7%
106
18.6%
35
19.8%
48
10.0%
1
17.7%
190
About half and half 20.3%
129
12.8%
24
9.1%
22
10.0%
1
16.4%
176
The world runs pretty much by itself. 23.9%
152
14.4%
27
7.4%
18
30.0%
3
18.6%
200
Other (specify:_____) 14.2%
90
13.3%
25
7.0%
17
0.0%
0
12.3%
132
No opinion 3.1%
20
4.3%
8
1.7%
4
0.0%
0
3.0%
32
TOTAL 100.0%
636
100.0%
188
100.0%
242
100.0%
10

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Family income (I-FAMINCOM)

<20K 20K-49,999 50K-99,999 100K+ TOTAL
The world is controlled by God. 57.1%
16
34.1%
138
29.9%
161
28.3%
30
32.0%
345
Most of the things that happen are controlled by God. 10.7%
3
17.8%
72
17.6%
95
18.9%
20
17.6%
190
About half and half 7.1%
2
15.8%
64
17.8%
96
14.2%
15
16.4%
177
The world runs pretty much by itself. 21.4%
6
16.5%
67
19.5%
105
22.6%
24
18.7%
202
Other (specify:_____) 3.6%
1
12.1%
49
12.8%
69
12.3%
13
12.2%
132
No opinion 0.0%
0
3.7%
15
2.4%
13
3.8%
4
3.0%
32
TOTAL 100.0%
28
100.0%
405
100.0%
539
100.0%
106

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Age (I-AGE)

<40 40-49 50-64 65+ TOTAL
The world is controlled by God. 37.5%
54
32.8%
116
30.8%
146
28.9%
26
32.2%
342
Most of the things that happen are controlled by God. 13.9%
20
18.1%
64
16.9%
80
24.4%
22
17.5%
186
About half and half 16.0%
23
15.0%
53
16.5%
78
18.9%
17
16.1%
171
The world runs pretty much by itself. 17.4%
25
16.9%
60
21.1%
100
16.7%
15
18.8%
200
Other (specify:_____) 13.2%
19
14.4%
51
11.4%
54
7.8%
7
12.3%
131
No opinion 2.1%
3
2.8%
10
3.4%
16
3.3%
3
3.0%
32
TOTAL 100.0%
144
100.0%
354
100.0%
474
100.0%
90

1062


Race (I-RACE1)

White Black Other TOTAL
The world is controlled by God. 31.9%
330
42.9%
6
35.7%
10
32.1%
346
Most of the things that happen are controlled by God. 17.1%
177
28.6%
4
32.1%
9
17.6%
190
About half and half 16.6%
172
7.1%
1
10.7%
3
16.3%
176
The world runs pretty much by itself. 18.8%
195
14.3%
2
17.9%
5
18.8%
202
Other (specify:_____) 12.7%
131
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
12.2%
131
No opinion 2.9%
30
7.1%
1
3.6%
1
3.0%
32
TOTAL 100.0%
1035
100.0%
14
100.0%
28

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