SGI-USA Membership Survey, 1997

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VIEWNATR

Please indicate which one of these statements about nature comes closest to your views.
  1) Nature is sacred because it is created by God.
  2) Nature is spiritual or sacred in itself.
  3) Nature is important, but not spiritual or sacred.
  4) Don't know/Can't choose

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Nature is sacred because it is created by God. 5 1.3% 1.3% -2.13
Nature is spiritual or sacred in itself. 284 73% 74.3% -.51
Nature is important, but not spiritual or sacred. 73 18.8% 93.1% 1.11
Don't know/Can't choose 27 6.9% 100% 2.73

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

Less than 25 25-39 40-49 50-64 65 + TOTAL
Nature is sacred because it is created by God. 0.0%
0
2.8%
3
1.5%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
1.4%
5
Nature is spiritual or sacred in itself. 37.5%
3
77.1%
84
72.3%
94
74.4%
64
66.7%
24
72.9%
269
Nature is important, but not spiritual or sacred. 37.5%
3
11.9%
13
20.8%
27
18.6%
16
30.6%
11
19.0%
70
Don't know/Can't choose 25.0%
2
8.3%
9
5.4%
7
7.0%
6
2.8%
1
6.8%
25
TOTAL 100.0%
8
100.0%
109
100.0%
130
100.0%
86
100.0%
36

369


Education (I-EDUC)

High school or less Some college Trade school, or junior college Bachelor's degree Graduate or professional degree TOTAL
Nature is sacred because it is created by God. 0.0%
0
2.0%
2
2.7%
2
0.0%
0
1.5%
1
1.3%
5
Nature is spiritual or sacred in itself. 61.1%
33
79.6%
78
69.3%
52
73.6%
67
75.8%
50
72.9%
280
Nature is important, but not spiritual or sacred. 29.6%
16
8.2%
8
21.3%
16
22.0%
20
19.7%
13
19.0%
73
Don't know/Can't choose 9.3%
5
10.2%
10
6.7%
5
4.4%
4
3.0%
2
6.8%
26
TOTAL 100.0%
54
100.0%
98
100.0%
75
100.0%
91
100.0%
66

384


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Living with a partner Divorced/Separated Widowed Single Other (please specify) TOTAL
Nature is sacred because it is created by God. 1.3%
2
0.0%
0
1.4%
1
0.0%
0
1.0%
1
14.3%
1
1.3%
5
Nature is spiritual or sacred in itself. 66.3%
106
80.0%
24
81.4%
57
55.0%
11
78.4%
76
71.4%
5
72.7%
279
Nature is important, but not spiritual or sacred. 26.3%
42
10.0%
3
15.7%
11
30.0%
6
10.3%
10
14.3%
1
19.0%
73
Don't know/Can't choose 6.3%
10
10.0%
3
1.4%
1
15.0%
3
10.3%
10
0.0%
0
7.0%
27
TOTAL 100.0%
160
100.0%
30
100.0%
70
100.0%
20
100.0%
97
100.0%
7

384


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Asian/Pacific Islander Latino/Hispanic Other (please specify) TOTAL
Nature is sacred because it is created by God. 0.6%
1
3.7%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
3.6%
2
1.3%
5
Nature is spiritual or sacred in itself. 79.7%
126
77.8%
42
51.1%
45
90.5%
19
73.2%
41
72.4%
273
Nature is important, but not spiritual or sacred. 15.2%
24
9.3%
5
37.5%
33
9.5%
2
16.1%
9
19.4%
73
Don't know/Can't choose 4.4%
7
9.3%
5
11.4%
10
0.0%
0
7.1%
4
6.9%
26
TOTAL 100.0%
158
100.0%
54
100.0%
88
100.0%
21
100.0%
56

377


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Nature is sacred because it is created by God. 0.8%
1
1.6%
4
1.3%
5
Nature is spiritual or sacred in itself. 72.4%
89
72.9%
186
72.8%
275
Nature is important, but not spiritual or sacred. 22.0%
27
18.0%
46
19.3%
73
Don't know/Can't choose 4.9%
6
7.5%
19
6.6%
25
TOTAL 100.0%
123
100.0%
255

378


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
Nature is sacred because it is created by God. 1.8%
2
2.3%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
3.0%
1
1.4%
5
Nature is spiritual or sacred in itself. 68.1%
77
80.7%
71
76.6%
49
70.3%
26
84.2%
16
63.6%
21
73.4%
260
Nature is important, but not spiritual or sacred. 20.4%
23
15.9%
14
17.2%
11
18.9%
7
15.8%
3
27.3%
9
18.9%
67
Don't know/Can't choose 9.7%
11
1.1%
1
6.3%
4
10.8%
4
0.0%
0
6.1%
2
6.2%
22
TOTAL 100.0%
113
100.0%
88
100.0%
64
100.0%
37
100.0%
19
100.0%
33

354