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General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel Combined - Analysis

GOD

Which statement comes closest to expressing what you believe about God?
 FrequencyPercentCumulative PercentZ-Score
1) I don't believe in God.1553.2%3.2%-2.79
2) I don't know whether there is a God, and I don't believe there is any way to find out.2635.4%8.5%-2.11
3) I don't believe in a personal God, but do believe in a Higher Power of some kind.50710.3%18.9%-1.43
4) I find myself believing in God some of the time, but not at others.2184.4%23.3%-0.74
5) While I have doubts, I feel that I do believe in God.78216.0%39.3%-0.06
6) I know God really exists and I have no doubts about it.292859.7%99.0%0.62
8) Don't know310.6%99.7%1.98
9) No answer170.3%100.0%2.67





Sex (I-SEX)

 MaleFemaleMissingTotal
I don't believe in God.4.7%
100
2.0%
55
03.2%
155
I don't know whether there is a God, and I don't believe there is any way to find out.7.2%
154
3.9%
109
05.4%
263
I don't believe in a personal God, but do believe in a Higher Power of some kind.13.6%
290
7.8%
217
010.3%
507
I find myself believing in God some of the time, but not at others.4.7%
101
4.2%
117
04.4%
218
While I have doubts, I feel that I do believe in God.18.2%
387
14.3%
395
016.0%
782
I know God really exists and I have no doubts about it.50.4%
1073
67.0%
1855
059.7%
2928
Don't know0.9%
19
0.4%
12
00.6%
31
No answer0.3%
7
0.4%
10
00.3%
17
Missing0000
Total 100%
2131
100%
2770
   
4901

Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

 Extremely liberal or liberalSlightly liberalModerateSlightly conservativeExtremely conservative or conservativeMissingTotal
I don't believe in God.7.4%
57
4.4%
26
2.6%
46
1.8%
12
0.8%
8
63.1%
149
I don't know whether there is a God, and I don't believe there is any way to find out.11.6%
89
7.6%
45
3.8%
66
4.3%
29
2.9%
28
65.4%
257
I don't believe in a personal God, but do believe in a Higher Power of some kind.19.8%
152
13.9%
82
8.9%
156
9.5%
64
4.6%
45
810.5%
499
I find myself believing in God some of the time, but not at others.4.7%
36
5.9%
35
4.8%
84
4.7%
32
2.7%
26
54.5%
213
While I have doubts, I feel that I do believe in God.15.0%
115
16.6%
98
18.3%
320
17.4%
118
12.3%
119
1216.2%
770
I know God really exists and I have no doubts about it.40.8%
314
50.6%
299
60.4%
1054
61.6%
417
76.4%
740
10459.4%
2824
Don't know0.5%
4
1.0%
6
0.7%
13
0.1%
1
0.3%
3
40.6%
27
No answer0.3%
2
0.0%
0
0.4%
7
0.6%
4
0.0%
0
40.3%
13
Missing000001490
Total 100%
769
100%
591
100%
1746
100%
677
100%
969
   
4752

Age (I-AGE)

 18 to 29 years old30 to 44 years old45 to 59 years old60 to 74 years old75 years or olderMissingTotal
I don't believe in God.3.7%
27
2.8%
36
2.6%
38
4.6%
43
2.2%
10
13.2%
154
I don't know whether there is a God, and I don't believe there is any way to find out.8.7%
64
5.5%
72
4.2%
60
4.7%
44
5.2%
23
05.4%
263
I don't believe in a personal God, but do believe in a Higher Power of some kind.12.3%
90
12.2%
159
10.1%
146
9.0%
84
6.1%
27
110.4%
506
I find myself believing in God some of the time, but not at others.4.6%
34
4.7%
61
3.7%
53
5.2%
48
4.9%
22
04.5%
218
While I have doubts, I feel that I do believe in God.20.3%
149
14.5%
189
15.8%
228
14.8%
138
16.6%
74
416.0%
778
I know God really exists and I have no doubts about it.49.7%
364
59.4%
776
62.9%
906
60.9%
568
63.4%
282
3259.6%
2896
Don't know0.5%
4
0.8%
11
0.3%
5
0.3%
3
1.3%
6
20.6%
29
No answer0.1%
1
0.2%
2
0.3%
5
0.4%
4
0.2%
1
40.3%
13
Missing00000440
Total 100%
733
100%
1306
100%
1441
100%
932
100%
445
   
4857

Region (I-REGION)

 NortheastMidwestSouthWestMissingTotal
I don't believe in God.4.2%
34
4.1%
47
1.3%
25
4.6%
49
03.2%
155
I don't know whether there is a God, and I don't believe there is any way to find out.6.4%
52
5.4%
62
3.6%
67
7.7%
82
05.4%
263
I don't believe in a personal God, but do believe in a Higher Power of some kind.12.5%
102
10.2%
118
6.7%
126
15.2%
161
010.3%
507
I find myself believing in God some of the time, but not at others.6.1%
50
4.4%
51
3.9%
72
4.2%
45
04.4%
218
While I have doubts, I feel that I do believe in God.18.9%
155
16.6%
191
12.7%
237
18.8%
199
016.0%
782
I know God really exists and I have no doubts about it.50.4%
412
58.5%
674
71.1%
1330
48.3%
511
159.7%
2927
Don't know0.9%
7
0.7%
8
0.5%
9
0.7%
7
00.6%
31
No answer0.7%
6
0.2%
2
0.2%
4
0.5%
5
00.3%
17
Missing000010
Total 100%
818
100%
1153
100%
1870
100%
1059
   
4900

Religion (I-RELIGION)

 ProtestantCatholicJewishNoneOtherMissingTotal
I don't believe in God.0.7%
18
0.5%
6
10.0%
9
13.9%
115
1.9%
7
03.2%
155
I don't know whether there is a God, and I don't believe there is any way to find out.1.2%
29
2.8%
31
12.2%
11
21.0%
174
4.6%
17
15.4%
262
I don't believe in a personal God, but do believe in a Higher Power of some kind.6.0%
148
6.7%
75
16.7%
15
26.4%
219
12.7%
47
310.4%
504
I find myself believing in God some of the time, but not at others.3.4%
85
5.5%
61
11.1%
10
5.5%
46
4.3%
16
04.5%
218
While I have doubts, I feel that I do believe in God.15.2%
374
20.9%
233
17.8%
16
12.4%
103
14.4%
53
316.0%
779
I know God really exists and I have no doubts about it.73.2%
1805
62.8%
699
27.8%
25
19.4%
161
61.0%
225
1359.9%
2915
Don't know0.2%
6
0.5%
6
2.2%
2
1.2%
10
0.8%
3
40.6%
27
No answer0.0%
0
0.2%
2
2.2%
2
0.2%
2
0.3%
1
100.1%
7
Missing00000340
Total 100%
2465
100%
1113
100%
90
100%
830
100%
369
   
4867

Race (I-RACE)

 WhiteBlackOtherMissingTotal
I don't believe in God.3.4%
130
1.5%
11
3.4%
14
03.2%
155
I don't know whether there is a God, and I don't believe there is any way to find out.6.3%
237
1.8%
13
3.2%
13
05.4%
263
I don't believe in a personal God, but do believe in a Higher Power of some kind.11.0%
416
5.8%
42
12.0%
49
010.3%
507
I find myself believing in God some of the time, but not at others.4.7%
177
3.1%
22
4.7%
19
04.4%
218
While I have doubts, I feel that I do believe in God.17.7%
669
6.8%
49
15.7%
64
016.0%
782
I know God really exists and I have no doubts about it.56.0%
2116
80.4%
577
57.7%
235
059.7%
2928
Don't know0.6%
21
0.4%
3
1.7%
7
00.6%
31
No answer0.3%
10
0.1%
1
1.5%
6
00.3%
17
Missing00000
Total 100%
3776
100%
718
100%
407
   
4901

Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

 Less than once a yearOnce a yearSeveral times a yearOne to three times a monthNearly every weekOnce a week or moreMissingTotal
I don't believe in God.7.8%
112
3.1%
20
1.0%
5
0.9%
7
2.4%
5
0.3%
3
33.4%
152
I don't know whether there is a God, and I don't believe there is any way to find out.12.8%
183
6.3%
41
4.1%
21
1.2%
9
1.9%
4
0.4%
4
15.8%
262
I don't believe in a personal God, but do believe in a Higher Power of some kind.20.3%
290
14.2%
92
10.8%
56
5.4%
41
1.9%
4
1.9%
18
611.1%
501
I find myself believing in God some of the time, but not at others.5.9%
84
6.8%
44
6.0%
31
4.1%
31
4.3%
9
1.7%
16
34.8%
215
While I have doubts, I feel that I do believe in God.17.9%
255
24.0%
155
20.5%
106
17.1%
130
12.1%
25
10.9%
103
817.2%
774
I know God really exists and I have no doubts about it.34.0%
486
44.7%
289
57.1%
296
70.8%
539
77.3%
160
84.3%
795
36356.9%
2565
Don't know0.9%
13
0.9%
6
0.6%
3
0.4%
3
0.0%
0
0.2%
2
40.6%
27
No answer0.4%
5
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.2%
2
90.2%
8
Missing0000003970
Total 100%
1428
100%
647
100%
518
100%
761
100%
207
100%
943
   
4504

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