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General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel Combined - Analysis

GODCHNGE

Which best describes your beliefs about God?
 FrequencyPercentCumulative PercentZ-Score
0) Inapplicable219461.6%61.6%-0.74
1) I don't believe in God now, and I never have.561.6%63.2%-0.24
2) I don't believe in God now, but I used to.722.0%65.2%0.27
3) I believe in God now, but I didn't used to.962.7%67.9%0.77
4) I believe in God now and I always have.109930.9%98.8%1.28
8) Don't know300.8%99.7%3.29
9) No answer120.3%100.0%3.80





Age (I-AGE)

 18-29 years old30-44 years old45-59 years old60-74 years old75 years and olderMissingTotal
Inapplicable58.7%
338
62.0%
604
61.2%
618
63.8%
423
61.3%
187
2461.5%
2170
I don't believe in God now, and I never have.2.6%
15
2.3%
22
1.3%
13
0.6%
4
0.3%
1
11.6%
55
I don't believe in God now, but I used to.3.0%
17
1.8%
18
2.1%
21
1.7%
11
1.6%
5
02.0%
72
I believe in God now, but I didn't used to.3.6%
21
2.3%
22
2.6%
26
2.9%
19
2.6%
8
02.7%
96
I believe in God now and I always have.31.1%
179
30.4%
296
31.3%
316
30.2%
200
33.1%
101
731.0%
1092
Don't know0.9%
5
0.7%
7
1.2%
12
0.6%
4
0.7%
2
00.9%
30
No answer0.2%
1
0.5%
5
0.3%
3
0.3%
2
0.3%
1
00.3%
12
Missing00000320
Total 100%
576
100%
974
100%
1009
100%
663
100%
305
   
3527

Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

 NeverSeveral times a year or less1-3 times a monthEvery week or nearly every weekMore than once a weekMissingTotal
Inapplicable61.8%
457
58.3%
649
60.9%
330
65.7%
562
63.6%
189
761.7%
2187
I don't believe in God now, and I never have.4.9%
36
1.4%
16
0.4%
2
0.2%
2
0.0%
0
01.6%
56
I don't believe in God now, but I used to.5.3%
39
2.1%
23
1.5%
8
0.2%
2
0.0%
0
02.0%
72
I believe in God now, but I didn't used to.2.4%
18
2.6%
29
2.6%
14
2.7%
23
4.0%
12
02.7%
96
I believe in God now and I always have.22.6%
167
34.2%
381
34.7%
188
31.0%
265
32.3%
96
230.9%
1097
Don't know2.4%
18
1.0%
11
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
10.8%
29
No answer0.5%
4
0.4%
5
0.0%
0
0.1%
1
0.0%
0
20.3%
10
Missing00000120
Total 100%
739
100%
1114
100%
542
100%
855
100%
297
   
3547

Education (I-EDUC)

 Left high schoolHigh schoolJunior collegeBachelorGraduateMissingTotal
Inapplicable57.9%
279
62.4%
1097
60.4%
183
60.6%
396
65.9%
238
161.7%
2193
I don't believe in God now, and I never have.1.0%
5
1.2%
21
0.7%
2
2.9%
19
2.5%
9
01.6%
56
I don't believe in God now, but I used to.1.0%
5
1.5%
27
0.3%
1
3.8%
25
3.9%
14
02.0%
72
I believe in God now, but I didn't used to.2.5%
12
2.8%
50
2.3%
7
2.8%
18
2.5%
9
02.7%
96
I believe in God now and I always have.36.3%
175
31.0%
544
34.7%
105
28.9%
189
23.5%
85
130.9%
1098
Don't know0.8%
4
0.9%
15
1.3%
4
0.5%
3
1.1%
4
00.8%
30
No answer0.4%
2
0.2%
3
0.3%
1
0.6%
4
0.6%
2
00.3%
12
Missing0000020
Total 100%
482
100%
1757
100%
303
100%
654
100%
361
   
3557

Gender (I-GENDER)

 MaleFemaleMissingTotal
Inapplicable60.6%
951
62.5%
1243
061.6%
2194
I don't believe in God now, and I never have.2.7%
42
0.7%
14
01.6%
56
I don't believe in God now, but I used to.3.6%
56
0.8%
16
02.0%
72
I believe in God now, but I didn't used to.3.5%
55
2.1%
41
02.7%
96
I believe in God now and I always have.28.0%
439
33.2%
660
030.9%
1099
Don't know1.2%
19
0.6%
11
00.8%
30
No answer0.4%
7
0.3%
5
00.3%
12
Missing0000
Total 100%
1569
100%
1990
   
3559

Region (I-REGION)

 NortheastMidwestSouthWestMissingTotal
Inapplicable60.4%
367
61.7%
485
64.3%
847
58.3%
494
161.6%
2193
I don't believe in God now, and I never have.1.8%
11
1.1%
9
1.1%
15
2.5%
21
01.6%
56
I don't believe in God now, but I used to.3.3%
20
2.3%
18
0.7%
9
3.0%
25
02.0%
72
I believe in God now, but I didn't used to.1.8%
11
1.8%
14
2.7%
35
4.3%
36
02.7%
96
I believe in God now and I always have.30.1%
183
32.6%
256
30.8%
406
30.0%
254
030.9%
1099
Don't know1.6%
10
0.4%
3
0.2%
2
1.8%
15
00.8%
30
No answer1.0%
6
0.1%
1
0.2%
3
0.2%
2
00.3%
12
Missing000010
Total 100%
608
100%
786
100%
1317
100%
847
   
3558

Religion (I-RELIGION)

 ProtestantCatholicJewishNoneOther (specify)MissingTotal
Inapplicable61.8%
1124
60.9%
512
61.3%
38
62.5%
364
62.1%
151
561.7%
2189
I don't believe in God now, and I never have.0.3%
5
0.2%
2
0.0%
0
7.9%
46
1.2%
3
01.6%
56
I don't believe in God now, but I used to.0.7%
12
1.4%
12
1.6%
1
6.9%
40
2.9%
7
02.0%
72
I believe in God now, but I didn't used to.3.1%
56
1.8%
15
3.2%
2
2.6%
15
3.3%
8
02.7%
96
I believe in God now and I always have.34.0%
618
35.1%
295
29.0%
18
16.2%
94
28.4%
69
530.8%
1094
Don't know0.2%
4
0.5%
4
1.6%
1
2.9%
17
1.6%
4
00.8%
30
No answer0.1%
1
0.1%
1
3.2%
2
1.0%
6
0.4%
1
10.3%
11
Missing00000110
Total 100%
1820
100%
841
100%
62
100%
582
100%
243
   
3548

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