Middletown Area Study, 1988

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GODGRACE

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 4; 'Human beings have been corrupted by sin, and without God's grace we would all be evil.'
  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 50 12.6% 12.6% -1.35
Agree 186 46.7% 59.3% -0.59
Neutral 15 3.8% 63.1% 0.17
Disagree 111 27.9% 91.0% 0.94
Strongly disagree 24 6.0% 97.0% 1.70
Don't know 12 3.0% 100.0% 2.47

Variable Comparisons


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Strongly agree 9.6%
18
14.8%
31
12.3%
49
Agree 47.1%
88
46.7%
98
46.9%
186
Neutral 3.2%
6
4.3%
9
3.8%
15
Disagree 32.6%
61
23.8%
50
28.0%
111
Strongly disagree 4.8%
9
7.1%
15
6.0%
24
Don't know 2.7%
5
3.3%
7
3.0%
12
TOTAL 100.0%
187
100.0%
210

397


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Widowed Divorced or Separated Never married TOTAL
Strongly agree 13.9%
34
16.3%
7
15.0%
6
4.3%
3
12.6%
50
Agree 48.2%
118
60.5%
26
42.5%
17
35.7%
25
46.7%
186
Neutral 4.9%
12
4.7%
2
2.5%
1
0.0%
0
3.8%
15
Disagree 23.3%
57
9.3%
4
35.0%
14
51.4%
36
27.9%
111
Strongly disagree 6.9%
17
4.7%
2
5.0%
2
4.3%
3
6.0%
24
Don't know 2.9%
7
4.7%
2
0.0%
0
4.3%
3
3.0%
12
TOTAL 100.0%
245
100.0%
43
100.0%
40
100.0%
70

398


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college or Trade school College graduate Graduate school TOTAL
Strongly agree 17.6%
9
14.2%
23
7.4%
6
10.6%
7
10.8%
4
12.3%
49
Agree 60.8%
31
54.3%
88
38.3%
31
40.9%
27
24.3%
9
46.9%
186
Neutral 2.0%
1
4.3%
7
0.0%
0
7.6%
5
5.4%
2
3.8%
15
Disagree 17.6%
9
19.1%
31
45.7%
37
30.3%
20
37.8%
14
28.0%
111
Strongly disagree 0.0%
0
3.7%
6
6.2%
5
7.6%
5
21.6%
8
6.0%
24
Don't know 2.0%
1
4.3%
7
2.5%
2
3.0%
2
0.0%
0
3.0%
12
TOTAL 100.0%
51
100.0%
162
100.0%
81
100.0%
66
100.0%
37

397


Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-39 40-49 50-64 65 & older TOTAL
Strongly agree 7.2%
6
14.0%
12
8.3%
6
12.5%
11
22.1%
15
12.6%
50
Agree 39.8%
33
43.0%
37
44.4%
32
56.8%
50
48.5%
33
46.6%
185
Neutral 1.2%
1
3.5%
3
5.6%
4
3.4%
3
5.9%
4
3.8%
15
Disagree 45.8%
38
29.1%
25
30.6%
22
19.3%
17
13.2%
9
28.0%
111
Strongly disagree 2.4%
2
9.3%
8
9.7%
7
4.5%
4
4.4%
3
6.0%
24
Don't know 3.6%
3
1.2%
1
1.4%
1
3.4%
3
5.9%
4
3.0%
12
TOTAL 100.0%
83
100.0%
86
100.0%
72
100.0%
88
100.0%
68

397


Household income (I-INCOME)

10K & less 10,001-20K 20,001-30K 30,001-50K Over 50K TOTAL
Strongly agree 18.9%
14
13.6%
9
13.0%
9
14.6%
13
5.1%
3
13.4%
48
Agree 41.9%
31
54.5%
36
53.6%
37
40.4%
36
39.0%
23
45.7%
163
Neutral 2.7%
2
1.5%
1
5.8%
4
4.5%
4
5.1%
3
3.9%
14
Disagree 28.4%
21
22.7%
15
20.3%
14
30.3%
27
39.0%
23
28.0%
100
Strongly disagree 2.7%
2
3.0%
2
5.8%
4
7.9%
7
10.2%
6
5.9%
21
Don't know 5.4%
4
4.5%
3
1.4%
1
2.2%
2
1.7%
1
3.1%
11
TOTAL 100.0%
74
100.0%
66
100.0%
69
100.0%
89
100.0%
59

357


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Catholic Protestant Christian None Other/DK TOTAL
Strongly agree 8.7%
6
16.1%
32
7.1%
6
10.0%
3
22.2%
2
12.5%
49
Agree 53.6%
37
48.2%
96
50.6%
43
23.3%
7
22.2%
2
47.2%
185
Neutral 1.4%
1
4.5%
9
1.2%
1
6.7%
2
11.1%
1
3.6%
14
Disagree 31.9%
22
23.6%
47
29.4%
25
40.0%
12
22.2%
2
27.6%
108
Strongly disagree 2.9%
2
4.5%
9
7.1%
6
16.7%
5
22.2%
2
6.1%
24
Don't know 1.4%
1
3.0%
6
4.7%
4
3.3%
1
0.0%
0
3.1%
12
TOTAL 100.0%
69
100.0%
199
100.0%
85
100.0%
30
100.0%
9

392

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