Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Father Component

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FPOVPRAY(Percentages are unweighted)

What do you think God most wants people to do with their lives?
  3) God most wants people to pray.
  2) God wants both of these things in exactly the same amount.
  1) God most wants people to work hard at getting rid of hunger and poverty.

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
God most wants people to pray. 1446 34.3% 34.3% 1.18
God wants both of these things in exactly the same amount. 1905 45.2% 79.5% -0.19
God most wants people to work hard at getting rid of hunger and poverty. 866 20.5% 100.0% -1.56

Variable Comparisons


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school Vocational school College Graduate degree TOTAL
God most wants people to pray. 37.6%
102
36.8%
647
38.2%
91
31.8%
316
29.2%
257
34.1%
1413
God wants both of these things in exactly the same amount. 53.1%
144
48.6%
854
48.7%
116
39.7%
395
40.5%
357
45.1%
1866
God most wants people to work hard at getting rid of hunger and poverty. 9.2%
25
14.6%
257
13.0%
31
28.5%
283
30.3%
267
20.8%
863
TOTAL 100.0%
271
100.0%
1758
100.0%
238
100.0%
994
100.0%
881

4142


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $10,000 $10,000-$19,999 $20,000-$29,999 $30,000-$39,999 $40,000 or more TOTAL
God most wants people to pray. 33.6%
39
37.3%
221
36.1%
440
36.0%
368
30.0%
371
34.4%
1439
God wants both of these things in exactly the same amount. 58.6%
68
51.8%
307
48.1%
587
41.8%
428
40.3%
499
45.1%
1889
God most wants people to work hard at getting rid of hunger and poverty. 7.8%
9
11.0%
65
15.8%
193
22.2%
227
29.7%
367
20.6%
861
TOTAL 100.0%
116
100.0%
593
100.0%
1220
100.0%
1023
100.0%
1237

4189


Age (I-AGE)

Less than 34 years 35-39 40-44 45 or more TOTAL
God most wants people to pray. 36.5%
170
35.3%
462
35.4%
447
31.0%
360
34.2%
1439
God wants both of these things in exactly the same amount. 47.0%
219
44.1%
577
42.5%
537
48.5%
564
45.1%
1897
God most wants people to work hard at getting rid of hunger and poverty. 16.5%
77
20.6%
270
22.2%
280
20.6%
239
20.6%
866
TOTAL 100.0%
466
100.0%
1309
100.0%
1264
100.0%
1163

4202

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