Middletown Area Study, 1988

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Let me now ask you a few more questions about other religious matters. For the first four questions, please indicate how much you agree or disagree with each statement. -- Question 3; 'Public officials have an obligation to be directed by moral teachings of their church.'
  1) Strongly agree
  2) Agree
  3) Neutral
  4) Disagree
  5) Strongly disagree
  6) Don't know

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Strongly agree 24 6.1% 6.1% -1.57
Agree 186 47.1% 53.2% -0.75
Neutral 28 7.1% 60.3% 0.08
Disagree 129 32.7% 92.9% 0.90
Strongly disagree 16 4.1% 97.0% 1.73
Don't know 12 3.0% 100.0% 2.55

Variable Comparisons


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Strongly agree 3.2%
6
8.7%
18
6.1%
24
Agree 49.2%
92
44.9%
93
47.0%
185
Neutral 7.5%
14
6.8%
14
7.1%
28
Disagree 32.1%
60
33.3%
69
32.7%
129
Strongly disagree 5.9%
11
2.4%
5
4.1%
16
Don't know 2.1%
4
3.9%
8
3.0%
12
TOTAL 100.0%
187
100.0%
207

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Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Widowed Divorced or Separated Never married TOTAL
Strongly agree 7.0%
17
9.8%
4
2.5%
1
2.9%
2
6.1%
24
Agree 47.1%
115
53.7%
22
47.5%
19
42.9%
30
47.1%
186
Neutral 8.2%
20
7.3%
3
7.5%
3
2.9%
2
7.1%
28
Disagree 30.7%
75
26.8%
11
32.5%
13
42.9%
30
32.7%
129
Strongly disagree 4.1%
10
0.0%
0
5.0%
2
5.7%
4
4.1%
16
Don't know 2.9%
7
2.4%
1
5.0%
2
2.9%
2
3.0%
12
TOTAL 100.0%
244
100.0%
41
100.0%
40
100.0%
70

395


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college or Trade school College graduate Graduate school TOTAL
Strongly agree 7.8%
4
9.4%
15
4.9%
4
0.0%
0
2.7%
1
6.1%
24
Agree 56.9%
29
45.9%
73
48.8%
40
44.6%
29
40.5%
15
47.2%
186
Neutral 5.9%
3
8.2%
13
2.4%
2
10.8%
7
5.4%
2
6.9%
27
Disagree 25.5%
13
29.6%
47
37.8%
31
40.0%
26
32.4%
12
32.7%
129
Strongly disagree 0.0%
0
1.9%
3
4.9%
4
4.6%
3
16.2%
6
4.1%
16
Don't know 3.9%
2
5.0%
8
1.2%
1
0.0%
0
2.7%
1
3.0%
12
TOTAL 100.0%
51
100.0%
159
100.0%
82
100.0%
65
100.0%
37

394


Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-39 40-49 50-64 65 & older TOTAL
Strongly agree 4.9%
4
5.8%
5
4.2%
3
5.6%
5
10.6%
7
6.1%
24
Agree 40.2%
33
53.5%
46
42.3%
30
47.2%
42
51.5%
34
47.0%
185
Neutral 7.3%
6
4.7%
4
9.9%
7
7.9%
7
6.1%
4
7.1%
28
Disagree 41.5%
34
30.2%
26
31.0%
22
34.8%
31
24.2%
16
32.7%
129
Strongly disagree 3.7%
3
3.5%
3
11.3%
8
0.0%
0
3.0%
2
4.1%
16
Don't know 2.4%
2
2.3%
2
1.4%
1
4.5%
4
4.5%
3
3.0%
12
TOTAL 100.0%
82
100.0%
86
100.0%
71
100.0%
89
100.0%
66

394


Household income (I-INCOME)

10K & less 10,001-20K 20,001-30K 30,001-50K Over 50K TOTAL
Strongly agree 8.1%
6
7.9%
5
4.3%
3
7.9%
7
1.7%
1
6.2%
22
Agree 43.2%
32
49.2%
31
47.8%
33
47.2%
42
44.1%
26
46.3%
164
Neutral 8.1%
6
11.1%
7
5.8%
4
2.2%
2
13.6%
8
7.6%
27
Disagree 32.4%
24
27.0%
17
34.8%
24
37.1%
33
32.2%
19
33.1%
117
Strongly disagree 4.1%
3
3.2%
2
2.9%
2
3.4%
3
6.8%
4
4.0%
14
Don't know 4.1%
3
1.6%
1
4.3%
3
2.2%
2
1.7%
1
2.8%
10
TOTAL 100.0%
74
100.0%
63
100.0%
69
100.0%
89
100.0%
59

354


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Catholic Protestant Christian None Other/DK TOTAL
Strongly agree 2.9%
2
7.7%
15
4.8%
4
3.2%
1
22.2%
2
6.2%
24
Agree 54.3%
38
48.0%
94
47.0%
39
35.5%
11
33.3%
3
47.6%
185
Neutral 4.3%
3
8.7%
17
7.2%
6
6.5%
2
0.0%
0
7.2%
28
Disagree 32.9%
23
28.1%
55
34.9%
29
51.6%
16
22.2%
2
32.1%
125
Strongly disagree 4.3%
3
3.6%
7
3.6%
3
3.2%
1
22.2%
2
4.1%
16
Don't know 1.4%
1
4.1%
8
2.4%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
2.8%
11
TOTAL 100.0%
70
100.0%
196
100.0%
83
100.0%
31
100.0%
9

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