Presbyterian Panel Survey, February 1995 - The Bible

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INTROSER

When the Bible is read aloud during worship in your congregation (the congregation you attend most often), how is the reading usually introduced?
  1) The reader simply begins reading from each chosen passage
  2) The reader announces the book of the Bible of each passage
  3) The reader announces the book and chapter of each Bible passage
  4) The reader announces the book, chapter, and verse of each Bible passage
  5) Don't know/Don't remember

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
The reader simply begins reading from each chosen passage 33 1.1% 1.1% -5.28
The reader announces the book of the Bible of each passage 102 3.4% 4.4% -3.41
The reader announces the book and chapter of each Bible passage 244 8% 12.5% -1.54
The reader announces the book, chapter, and verse of each Bible passage 2646 87.1% 99.5% .33
Don't know/Don't remember 14 .5% 100% 2.2

Variable Comparisons


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Not married TOTAL
The reader simply begins reading from each chosen passage 0.6%
11
1.8%
6
0.8%
17
The reader announces the book of the Bible of each passage 3.2%
57
2.7%
9
3.1%
66
The reader announces the book and chapter of each Bible passage 8.2%
146
6.7%
22
8.0%
168
The reader announces the book, chapter, and verse of each Bible passage 87.5%
1554
87.8%
288
87.5%
1842
Don't know/Don't remember 0.5%
9
0.9%
3
0.6%
12
TOTAL 100.0%
1777
100.0%
328

2105


Political party (I-POLPARTY)

Democrat Independent Republican All other responses TOTAL
The reader simply begins reading from each chosen passage 0.6%
5
1.0%
4
0.7%
6
3.2%
1
0.8%
16
The reader announces the book of the Bible of each passage 3.6%
30
3.6%
15
2.4%
20
6.5%
2
3.2%
67
The reader announces the book and chapter of each Bible passage 9.4%
78
9.5%
40
5.9%
49
3.2%
1
8.0%
168
The reader announces the book, chapter, and verse of each Bible passage 85.8%
709
85.5%
359
90.3%
750
87.1%
27
87.5%
1845
Don't know/Don't remember 0.5%
4
0.5%
2
0.7%
6
0.0%
0
0.6%
12
TOTAL 100.0%
826
100.0%
420
100.0%
831
100.0%
31

2108


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
The reader simply begins reading from each chosen passage 0.6%
7
0.6%
3
1.8%
12
1.4%
11
1.1%
33
The reader announces the book of the Bible of each passage 3.3%
36
5.8%
29
2.3%
15
2.7%
21
3.3%
101
The reader announces the book and chapter of each Bible passage 7.6%
83
9.5%
48
6.6%
43
9.0%
70
8.1%
244
The reader announces the book, chapter, and verse of each Bible passage 88.3%
967
83.7%
422
88.5%
576
86.3%
674
87.1%
2639
Don't know/Don't remember 0.2%
2
0.4%
2
0.8%
5
0.6%
5
0.5%
14
TOTAL 100.0%
1095
100.0%
504
100.0%
651
100.0%
781

3031


Race (I-RACE)

Afr/As. Am White Other TOTAL
The reader simply begins reading from each chosen passage 0.0%
0
0.9%
17
0.0%
0
0.8%
17
The reader announces the book of the Bible of each passage 0.0%
0
3.3%
65
2.7%
1
3.1%
66
The reader announces the book and chapter of each Bible passage 6.6%
6
8.2%
162
2.7%
1
8.0%
169
The reader announces the book, chapter, and verse of each Bible passage 93.4%
85
87.1%
1722
94.6%
35
87.5%
1842
Don't know/Don't remember 0.0%
0
0.6%
12
0.0%
0
0.6%
12
TOTAL 100.0%
91
100.0%
1978
100.0%
37

2106


Sex (I-SEX)

Female Male TOTAL
The reader simply begins reading from each chosen passage 0.7%
5
0.9%
12
0.8%
17
The reader announces the book of the Bible of each passage 2.5%
19
3.5%
48
3.2%
67
The reader announces the book and chapter of each Bible passage 6.4%
49
8.9%
121
8.0%
170
The reader announces the book, chapter, and verse of each Bible passage 89.7%
682
86.2%
1178
87.5%
1860
Don't know/Don't remember 0.7%
5
0.5%
7
0.6%
12
TOTAL 100.0%
760
100.0%
1366

2126


Education (I-EDUC:LAY)

HS or less Some coll. Coll. degr Some grad. Grad degr TOTAL
The reader simply begins reading from each chosen passage 0.9%
2
1.3%
3
0.8%
2
0.0%
0
0.4%
1
0.7%
8
The reader announces the book of the Bible of each passage 4.2%
9
2.6%
6
0.8%
2
1.7%
2
2.7%
7
2.4%
26
The reader announces the book and chapter of each Bible passage 5.1%
11
7.0%
16
5.7%
15
8.3%
10
6.5%
17
6.3%
69
The reader announces the book, chapter, and verse of each Bible passage 88.4%
191
88.5%
201
92.0%
241
90.0%
108
88.9%
233
89.6%
974
Don't know/Don't remember 1.4%
3
0.4%
1
0.8%
2
0.0%
0
1.5%
4
0.9%
10
TOTAL 100.0%
216
100.0%
227
100.0%
262
100.0%
120
100.0%
262

1087


Education (I-EDUC:CLR)

Coll.&less Some grad. Grad degr TOTAL
The reader simply begins reading from each chosen passage 1.2%
7
0.5%
1
0.5%
1
0.9%
9
The reader announces the book of the Bible of each passage 4.8%
29
2.8%
6
3.6%
7
4.1%
42
The reader announces the book and chapter of each Bible passage 9.5%
57
10.6%
23
9.8%
19
9.8%
99
The reader announces the book, chapter, and verse of each Bible passage 84.2%
507
86.2%
188
86.1%
167
85.0%
862
Don't know/Don't remember 0.3%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
2
TOTAL 100.0%
602
100.0%
218
100.0%
194

1014


Member/elder income (I-INCM:LAY)

Lt 25K 25K-49,999 50K-99,999 100K & up TOTAL
The reader simply begins reading from each chosen passage 1.0%
2
0.9%
3
0.5%
2
0.8%
1
0.8%
8
The reader announces the book of the Bible of each passage 3.0%
6
2.1%
7
1.6%
6
2.5%
3
2.1%
22
The reader announces the book and chapter of each Bible passage 5.5%
11
7.3%
25
6.1%
23
4.2%
5
6.2%
64
The reader announces the book, chapter, and verse of each Bible passage 89.9%
179
88.3%
301
90.7%
343
92.4%
110
90.0%
933
Don't know/Don't remember 0.5%
1
1.5%
5
1.1%
4
0.0%
0
1.0%
10
TOTAL 100.0%
199
100.0%
341
100.0%
378
100.0%
119

1037


Clergy income (I-INCM:CLR)

Lt 25K 25K-49,999 50K-99,999 100K & up TOTAL
The reader simply begins reading from each chosen passage 0.0%
0
1.4%
7
0.5%
2
0.0%
0
0.9%
9
The reader announces the book of the Bible of each passage 1.3%
1
5.0%
25
3.4%
13
3.8%
2
4.0%
41
The reader announces the book and chapter of each Bible passage 15.2%
12
7.0%
35
11.9%
46
13.5%
7
9.9%
100
The reader announces the book, chapter, and verse of each Bible passage 83.5%
66
86.3%
429
83.9%
324
82.7%
43
85.0%
862
Don't know/Don't remember 0.0%
0
0.2%
1
0.3%
1
0.0%
0
0.2%
2
TOTAL 100.0%
79
100.0%
497
100.0%
386
100.0%
52

1014


Type of respondent (I-RESTYPE)

Members Elders Pastors Specialized Clergy TOTAL
The reader simply begins reading from each chosen passage 1.2%
10
1.2%
10
1.0%
9
0.8%
4
1.1%
33
The reader announces the book of the Bible of each passage 2.8%
23
2.1%
17
4.4%
41
4.3%
21
3.4%
102
The reader announces the book and chapter of each Bible passage 7.4%
61
6.1%
49
9.7%
90
9.1%
44
8.0%
244
The reader announces the book, chapter, and verse of each Bible passage 87.8%
723
90.0%
724
84.8%
787
85.1%
412
87.1%
2646
Don't know/Don't remember 0.7%
6
0.5%
4
0.1%
1
0.6%
3
0.5%
14
TOTAL 100.0%
823
100.0%
804
100.0%
928
100.0%
484

3039

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