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Dimensions of Religious Commitment, 1987 - Analysis

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Which of the following statements comes closest to expressing what you believe about God? (Choose one answer)
 FrequencyPercentCumulative PercentZ-Score
1) I know God really exists and I have no doubts about it.4343.9%43.9%-0.74
2) While I have doubts, I feel that I do believe in God.3333.7%77.6%-0.12
3) I find myself believing in God some of the time, but not at other times.55.1%82.7%0.50
4) I don't believe in a personal God, but I do believe in a higher power of some kind.44.1%86.7%1.12
5) I don't know whether there is a God and I don't believe there is any way to find out.66.1%92.9%1.74
6) I don't believe in God.44.1%96.9%2.36
7) None of the above represents what I believe.33.1%100.0%2.97





Year in college (I-CLASSYR)

 FreshmanSophomoreJuniorSeniorTotal
I know God really exists and I have no doubts about it.39.5%
15
59.1%
13
30.0%
6
50.0%
9
43.9%
43
While I have doubts, I feel that I do believe in God.34.2%
13
22.7%
5
45.0%
9
33.3%
6
33.7%
33
I find myself believing in God some of the time, but not at other times.2.6%
1
4.5%
1
10.0%
2
5.6%
1
5.1%
5
I don't believe in a personal God, but I do believe in a higher power of some kind.7.9%
3
4.5%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
4.1%
4
I don't know whether there is a God and I don't believe there is any way to find out.2.6%
1
9.1%
2
15.0%
3
0.0%
0
6.1%
6
I don't believe in God.10.5%
4
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
4.1%
4
None of the above represents what I believe.2.6%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
11.1%
2
3.1%
3
Total 100%
38
100%
22
100%
20
100%
18
   
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Sex (I-SEX)

 FemaleMaleTotal
I know God really exists and I have no doubts about it.34.7%
17
53.1%
26
43.9%
43
While I have doubts, I feel that I do believe in God.32.7%
16
34.7%
17
33.7%
33
I find myself believing in God some of the time, but not at other times.4.1%
2
6.1%
3
5.1%
5
I don't believe in a personal God, but I do believe in a higher power of some kind.6.1%
3
2.0%
1
4.1%
4
I don't know whether there is a God and I don't believe there is any way to find out.10.2%
5
2.0%
1
6.1%
6
I don't believe in God.8.2%
4
0.0%
0
4.1%
4
None of the above represents what I believe.4.1%
2
2.0%
1
3.1%
3
Total 100%
49
100%
49
   
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Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

 Every weekTwo or three times a monthAbout once a monthAbout every six weeksAbout every three monthsOnce or twice a year or lessTotal
I know God really exists and I have no doubts about it.86.7%
13
61.9%
13
36.4%
4
40.0%
4
28.6%
4
18.5%
5
43.9%
43
While I have doubts, I feel that I do believe in God.13.3%
2
33.3%
7
63.6%
7
50.0%
5
28.6%
4
29.6%
8
33.7%
33
I find myself believing in God some of the time, but not at other times.0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
14.3%
2
11.1%
3
5.1%
5
I don't believe in a personal God, but I do believe in a higher power of some kind.0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
14.3%
2
7.4%
2
4.1%
4
I don't know whether there is a God and I don't believe there is any way to find out.0.0%
0
4.8%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
18.5%
5
6.1%
6
I don't believe in God.0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
7.1%
1
11.1%
3
4.1%
4
None of the above represents what I believe.0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
10.0%
1
7.1%
1
3.7%
1
3.1%
3
Total 100%
15
100%
21
100%
11
100%
10
100%
14
100%
27
   
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Race (I-RACE)

 WhiteBlackAsianPacific IslanderOtherTotal
I know God really exists and I have no doubts about it.39.8%
33
75.0%
9
0.0%
0
100.0%
1
0.0%
0
43.9%
43
While I have doubts, I feel that I do believe in God.37.3%
31
16.7%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
33.7%
33
I find myself believing in God some of the time, but not at other times.6.0%
5
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
5.1%
5
I don't believe in a personal God, but I do believe in a higher power of some kind.3.6%
3
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
100.0%
1
4.1%
4
I don't know whether there is a God and I don't believe there is any way to find out.6.0%
5
8.3%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
6.1%
6
I don't believe in God.3.6%
3
0.0%
0
100.0%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
4.1%
4
None of the above represents what I believe.3.6%
3
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
3.1%
3
Total 100%
83
100%
12
100%
1
100%
1
100%
1
   
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