SGI-USA Membership Survey, 1997

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REASGOAL

ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE CHANTED FOR A GOAL THAT WAS NOT REALIZED. From the list below, mark the one reason that you believe best explains why this goal was not realized. [Specified information not available]
  1) The goal was incompatible with lifelong happiness/Buddhahood.
  2) Chanting doesn't work for some goals.
  3) I probably need to go through my human revolution before I'll achieve that goal.
  4) I wasn't practicing correctly.
  5) Other reasons (Please explain)

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
The goal was incompatible with lifelong happiness/Buddhahood. 59 23% 23% -1.46
Chanting doesn't work for some goals. 10 3.9% 26.8% -.78
I probably need to go through my human revolution before I'll achieve that goal. 94 36.6% 63.4% -.1
I wasn't practicing correctly. 21 8.2% 71.6% .58
Other reasons (Please explain) 73 28.4% 100% 1.26

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

Less than 25 25-39 40-49 50-64 65 + TOTAL
The goal was incompatible with lifelong happiness/Buddhahood. 0.0%
0
27.6%
21
24.0%
23
17.5%
10
17.6%
3
22.7%
57
Chanting doesn't work for some goals. 0.0%
0
5.3%
4
3.1%
3
1.8%
1
5.9%
1
3.6%
9
I probably need to go through my human revolution before I'll achieve that goal. 20.0%
1
34.2%
26
36.5%
35
38.6%
22
58.8%
10
37.5%
94
I wasn't practicing correctly. 0.0%
0
10.5%
8
9.4%
9
5.3%
3
5.9%
1
8.4%
21
Other reasons (Please explain) 80.0%
4
22.4%
17
27.1%
26
36.8%
21
11.8%
2
27.9%
70
TOTAL 100.0%
5
100.0%
76
100.0%
96
100.0%
57
100.0%
17

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Education (I-EDUC)

High school or less Some college Trade school, or junior college Bachelor's degree Graduate or professional degree TOTAL
The goal was incompatible with lifelong happiness/Buddhahood. 21.4%
6
25.0%
16
16.7%
9
17.5%
11
36.2%
17
23.0%
59
Chanting doesn't work for some goals. 3.6%
1
1.6%
1
1.9%
1
6.3%
4
6.4%
3
3.9%
10
I probably need to go through my human revolution before I'll achieve that goal. 42.9%
12
34.4%
22
46.3%
25
36.5%
23
23.4%
11
36.3%
93
I wasn't practicing correctly. 14.3%
4
10.9%
7
11.1%
6
6.3%
4
0.0%
0
8.2%
21
Other reasons (Please explain) 17.9%
5
28.1%
18
24.1%
13
33.3%
21
34.0%
16
28.5%
73
TOTAL 100.0%
28
100.0%
64
100.0%
54
100.0%
63
100.0%
47

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Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Living with a partner Divorced/Separated Widowed Single Other (please specify) TOTAL
The goal was incompatible with lifelong happiness/Buddhahood. 26.4%
23
27.3%
6
26.3%
15
9.1%
1
18.1%
13
16.7%
1
23.1%
59
Chanting doesn't work for some goals. 2.3%
2
4.5%
1
3.5%
2
0.0%
0
6.9%
5
0.0%
0
3.9%
10
I probably need to go through my human revolution before I'll achieve that goal. 37.9%
33
27.3%
6
33.3%
19
45.5%
5
36.1%
26
50.0%
3
36.1%
92
I wasn't practicing correctly. 8.0%
7
0.0%
0
8.8%
5
18.2%
2
9.7%
7
0.0%
0
8.2%
21
Other reasons (Please explain) 25.3%
22
40.9%
9
28.1%
16
27.3%
3
29.2%
21
33.3%
2
28.6%
73
TOTAL 100.0%
87
100.0%
22
100.0%
57
100.0%
11
100.0%
72
100.0%
6

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Race (I-RACE)

White Black Asian/Pacific Islander Latino/Hispanic Other (please specify) TOTAL
The goal was incompatible with lifelong happiness/Buddhahood. 26.8%
33
15.0%
6
14.0%
6
9.1%
1
30.6%
11
22.5%
57
Chanting doesn't work for some goals. 2.4%
3
7.5%
3
2.3%
1
9.1%
1
5.6%
2
4.0%
10
I probably need to go through my human revolution before I'll achieve that goal. 34.1%
42
30.0%
12
48.8%
21
54.5%
6
36.1%
13
37.2%
94
I wasn't practicing correctly. 5.7%
7
20.0%
8
9.3%
4
0.0%
0
5.6%
2
8.3%
21
Other reasons (Please explain) 30.9%
38
27.5%
11
25.6%
11
27.3%
3
22.2%
8
28.1%
71
TOTAL 100.0%
123
100.0%
40
100.0%
43
100.0%
11
100.0%
36

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Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
The goal was incompatible with lifelong happiness/Buddhahood. 23.7%
18
21.9%
39
22.4%
57
Chanting doesn't work for some goals. 3.9%
3
3.9%
7
3.9%
10
I probably need to go through my human revolution before I'll achieve that goal. 38.2%
29
36.5%
65
37.0%
94
I wasn't practicing correctly. 9.2%
7
7.9%
14
8.3%
21
Other reasons (Please explain) 25.0%
19
29.8%
53
28.3%
72
TOTAL 100.0%
76
100.0%
178

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Household income (I-INCOME)

< $20,000 $20,000 - $30,000 $30,000 - $40,000 $40,000 - $50,000 $50,000 - $60,000 $60,000+ TOTAL
The goal was incompatible with lifelong happiness/Buddhahood. 16.2%
12
15.9%
10
29.5%
13
37.0%
10
20.0%
2
38.1%
8
23.0%
55
Chanting doesn't work for some goals. 1.4%
1
7.9%
5
2.3%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
4.8%
1
3.3%
8
I probably need to go through my human revolution before I'll achieve that goal. 39.2%
29
38.1%
24
40.9%
18
33.3%
9
70.0%
7
14.3%
3
37.7%
90
I wasn't practicing correctly. 12.2%
9
7.9%
5
2.3%
1
7.4%
2
0.0%
0
4.8%
1
7.5%
18
Other reasons (Please explain) 31.1%
23
30.2%
19
25.0%
11
22.2%
6
10.0%
1
38.1%
8
28.5%
68
TOTAL 100.0%
74
100.0%
63
100.0%
44
100.0%
27
100.0%
10
100.0%
21

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