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General Social Survey, 1991 - Analysis

GOD

Please look at this card and tell me which statement comes closest to expressing what you believe about God. (1) I don't believe in God (2) I don't know whether there is a God and I don't believe there is any way to find out (3) I don't believe in a personal God, but I do believe in a Higher Power of some kind (4) I find myself believing in God some of the time, but not at others (5) While I have doubts, I feel that I do believe in God (6) I know God really exists and I have no doubts about it.
 FrequencyPercentCumulative PercentZ-Score
1) Don't believe312.3%2.3%-3.05
2) Don't know, no way to find out604.4%6.7%-2.34
3) Higher power926.8%13.5%-1.63
4) Believe sometimes695.1%18.5%-0.92
5) Believe with doubts24117.7%36.3%-0.21
6) No doubts83461.4%97.6%0.50
8) Don't know10.1%97.7%1.92
9) No answer312.3%100.0%2.63
Missing158
Total Unweighted N = 1359





Age (I-AGE)

 18-2930-4445-5960-7475 and olderMissingTotal
Don't believe3.9%
11
1.8%
9
1.6%
4
2.5%
6
1.0%
1
02.3%
31
Don't know, no way to find out4.7%
13
5.5%
27
2.9%
7
4.6%
11
1.9%
2
04.4%
60
Higher power6.5%
18
8.9%
44
7.0%
17
3.8%
9
3.8%
4
06.8%
92
Believe sometimes7.5%
21
4.5%
22
5.7%
14
3.0%
7
4.8%
5
05.1%
69
Believe with doubts19.7%
55
20.3%
100
12.7%
31
17.7%
42
12.4%
13
017.7%
241
No doubts57.0%
159
57.0%
281
67.6%
165
65.0%
154
70.5%
74
161.3%
833
Don't know0.0%
0
0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
00.1%
1
No answer0.7%
2
1.8%
9
2.5%
6
3.4%
8
5.7%
6
02.3%
31
Missing26563429111592
Total 100%
279
100%
493
100%
244
100%
237
100%
105
   
1358

Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

 Less than once a yearAbout once or twice a yearSeveral times a yearAbout once a monthNearly every weekOnce a week or moreMissingTotal
Don't believe3.9%
12
4.9%
9
0.6%
1
1.3%
3
1.4%
1
1.3%
5
02.3%
31
Don't know, no way to find out12.1%
37
4.9%
9
3.8%
6
1.7%
4
0.0%
0
0.5%
2
24.3%
58
Higher power15.1%
46
8.2%
15
6.3%
10
5.5%
13
1.4%
1
0.8%
3
46.6%
88
Believe sometimes9.8%
30
9.3%
17
5.0%
8
3.4%
8
2.8%
2
0.8%
3
15.1%
68
Believe with doubts22.0%
67
23.5%
43
25.2%
40
17.0%
40
15.5%
11
8.6%
33
717.5%
234
No doubts34.8%
106
47.5%
87
57.2%
91
68.9%
162
74.6%
53
85.1%
326
961.8%
825
Don't know0.3%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
00.1%
1
No answer2.0%
6
1.6%
3
1.9%
3
2.1%
5
4.2%
3
2.9%
11
02.3%
31
Missing2119203112531812
Total 100%
305
100%
183
100%
159
100%
235
100%
71
100%
383
   
1336

Education (I-EDUC)

 Less than high schoolHigh schoolJunior CollegeBachelor's degreeGraduate degreeMissingTotal
Don't believe2.6%
7
2.5%
19
0.0%
0
2.0%
4
1.4%
1
02.3%
31
Don't know, no way to find out2.6%
7
4.3%
32
1.5%
1
4.0%
8
17.1%
12
04.4%
60
Higher power2.9%
8
5.8%
43
7.7%
5
12.1%
24
17.1%
12
06.8%
92
Believe sometimes4.8%
13
5.1%
38
7.7%
5
4.5%
9
5.7%
4
05.1%
69
Believe with doubts11.7%
32
18.2%
136
24.6%
16
19.7%
39
21.4%
15
317.6%
238
No doubts72.2%
197
61.8%
462
58.5%
38
56.1%
111
32.9%
23
361.4%
831
Don't know0.4%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
00.1%
1
No answer2.9%
8
2.3%
17
0.0%
0
1.5%
3
4.3%
3
02.3%
31
Missing3278826111643
Total 100%
273
100%
747
100%
65
100%
198
100%
70
   
1353

Gender (I-GENDER)

 MaleFemaleMissingTotal
Don't believe2.9%
16
1.9%
15
02.3%
31
Don't know, no way to find out7.0%
39
2.6%
21
04.4%
60
Higher power9.3%
52
5.0%
40
06.8%
92
Believe sometimes6.5%
36
4.1%
33
05.1%
69
Believe with doubts21.4%
119
15.2%
122
017.7%
241
No doubts51.2%
285
68.5%
549
061.4%
834
Don't know0.2%
1
0.0%
0
00.1%
1
No answer1.6%
9
2.7%
22
02.3%
31
Missing79791580
Total 100%
557
100%
802
   
1359

Religion (I-RELIGION)

 ProtestantCatholicJewishNoneOtherMissingTotal
Don't believe2.2%
19
0.8%
3
0.0%
0
9.9%
9
0.0%
0
02.3%
31
Don't know, no way to find out2.0%
17
1.4%
5
20.0%
6
30.8%
28
16.7%
4
04.4%
60
Higher power5.0%
43
6.1%
22
16.7%
5
19.8%
18
16.7%
4
06.8%
92
Believe sometimes4.0%
34
5.8%
21
13.3%
4
8.8%
8
8.3%
2
05.1%
69
Believe with doubts17.8%
152
17.3%
62
26.7%
8
17.6%
16
12.5%
3
017.7%
241
No doubts66.4%
568
66.6%
239
20.0%
6
11.0%
10
45.8%
11
061.4%
834
Don't know0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
1.1%
1
0.0%
0
00.1%
1
No answer2.6%
22
1.9%
7
3.3%
1
1.1%
1
0.0%
0
02.3%
31
Missing1112721151582
Total 100%
855
100%
359
100%
30
100%
91
100%
24
   
1359

Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

 Liberal and extremely liberalSlightly liberalModerate, middle or the roadSlightly conservativeConservativeExtremely conservativeMissingTotal
Don't believe5.1%
9
2.1%
4
1.9%
10
1.0%
2
1.1%
2
3.7%
3
12.2%
30
Don't know, no way to find out6.8%
12
5.2%
10
3.2%
17
6.8%
13
2.1%
4
4.9%
4
04.4%
60
Higher power11.4%
20
11.5%
22
4.9%
26
6.8%
13
4.3%
8
2.5%
2
16.7%
91
Believe sometimes9.7%
17
4.7%
9
5.1%
27
3.6%
7
4.3%
8
1.2%
1
05.1%
69
Believe with doubts17.0%
30
20.8%
40
17.5%
92
22.4%
43
13.3%
25
13.6%
11
017.8%
241
No doubts46.6%
82
52.6%
101
65.5%
345
56.8%
109
72.9%
137
72.8%
59
161.4%
833
Don't know0.6%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
00.1%
1
No answer2.8%
5
3.1%
6
1.9%
10
2.6%
5
2.1%
4
1.2%
1
02.3%
31
Missing1522572624131611
Total 100%
176
100%
192
100%
527
100%
192
100%
188
100%
81
   
1356

Race (I-RACE)

 WhiteBlackOtherMissingTotal
Don't believe1.9%
22
4.8%
8
2.4%
1
02.3%
31
Don't know, no way to find out4.9%
56
2.4%
4
0.0%
0
04.4%
60
Higher power7.0%
81
4.2%
7
9.8%
4
06.8%
92
Believe sometimes5.6%
64
2.4%
4
2.4%
1
05.1%
69
Believe with doubts19.3%
222
11.3%
19
0.0%
0
017.7%
241
No doubts59.3%
682
70.8%
119
80.5%
33
061.4%
834
Don't know0.0%
0
0.0%
0
2.4%
1
00.1%
1
No answer2.0%
23
4.2%
7
2.4%
1
02.3%
31
Missing1143681580
Total 100%
1150
100%
168
100%
41
   
1359

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