Winthrop University Student Religion Survey, 1996

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JUDGE

ASKED OF RESPONDENTS WHO BELIEVE A GOD EXISTS: I believe God is:
  1) Judgmental
  2) Forgiving
  3) Both judgmental and forgiving
  4) Neither judgmental nor forgiving
  9) Other

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Judgmental 1 .4% .4% -1.21
Forgiving 120 43.5% 43.8% -.58
Both judgmental and forgiving 131 47.5% 91.3% .04
Neither judgmental nor forgiving 8 2.9% 94.2% .66
Other 16 5.8% 100% 3.78

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

Ages 17 to 18 Ages 19 to 21 Ages 22 to 25 Age 26 and older TOTAL
Judgmental 1.4%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.4%
1
Forgiving 53.4%
39
42.3%
60
40.5%
17
22.2%
4
43.6%
120
Both judgmental and forgiving 39.7%
29
49.3%
70
50.0%
21
55.6%
10
47.3%
130
Neither judgmental nor forgiving 4.1%
3
1.4%
2
4.8%
2
5.6%
1
2.9%
8
Other 1.4%
1
7.0%
10
4.8%
2
16.7%
3
5.8%
16
TOTAL 100.0%
73
100.0%
142
100.0%
42
100.0%
18

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Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Judgmental 1.4%
1
0.0%
0
0.4%
1
Forgiving 27.0%
20
49.8%
100
43.6%
120
Both judgmental and forgiving 50.0%
37
46.3%
93
47.3%
130
Neither judgmental nor forgiving 6.8%
5
1.5%
3
2.9%
8
Other 14.9%
11
2.5%
5
5.8%
16
TOTAL 100.0%
74
100.0%
201

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Race (I-RACE)

White Black TOTAL
Judgmental 0.5%
1
0.0%
0
0.4%
1
Forgiving 39.3%
79
54.9%
39
43.4%
118
Both judgmental and forgiving 48.8%
98
45.1%
32
47.8%
130
Neither judgmental nor forgiving 3.5%
7
0.0%
0
2.6%
7
Other 8.0%
16
0.0%
0
5.9%
16
TOTAL 100.0%
201
100.0%
71

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Religious preference (I-RELIG)

Conservative Protestant Moderate Protestant Liberal Protestant Catholic All others TOTAL
Judgmental 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
3.3%
1
0.4%
1
Forgiving 45.8%
55
41.0%
25
53.7%
22
45.8%
11
23.3%
7
43.5%
120
Both judgmental and forgiving 50.8%
61
55.7%
34
39.0%
16
37.5%
9
36.7%
11
47.5%
131
Neither judgmental nor forgiving 2.5%
3
0.0%
0
4.9%
2
0.0%
0
10.0%
3
2.9%
8
Other 0.8%
1
3.3%
2
2.4%
1
16.7%
4
26.7%
8
5.8%
16
TOTAL 100.0%
120
100.0%
61
100.0%
41
100.0%
24
100.0%
30

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