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General Social Survey, 1991 - Analysis

GODMEANS

Do you agree or disagree with the following. . . C. To me, life is meaningful only because God exists.
 FrequencyPercentCumulative PercentZ-Score
1) Strongly agree29821.9%21.9%-1.04
2) Agree30522.4%44.4%-0.56
3) Neither agree nor disagree31223.0%67.3%-0.08
4) Disagree19014.0%81.3%0.40
5) Strongly disagree1339.8%91.1%0.88
8) Can't choose584.3%95.4%2.32
9) No answer634.6%100.0%2.80
Missing158
Total Unweighted N = 1359





Age (I-AGE)

 18-2930-4445-5960-7475 and olderMissingTotal
Strongly agree17.6%
49
18.7%
92
28.7%
70
24.1%
57
28.6%
30
021.9%
298
Agree17.6%
49
22.1%
109
20.1%
49
27.8%
66
30.5%
32
022.5%
305
Neither agree nor disagree27.6%
77
24.7%
122
23.0%
56
17.3%
41
14.3%
15
122.9%
311
Disagree16.8%
47
16.6%
82
13.1%
32
10.5%
25
3.8%
4
014.0%
190
Strongly disagree13.6%
38
11.4%
56
7.4%
18
6.8%
16
4.8%
5
09.8%
133
Can't choose5.7%
16
3.7%
18
2.0%
5
6.3%
15
3.8%
4
04.3%
58
No answer1.1%
3
2.8%
14
5.7%
14
7.2%
17
14.3%
15
04.6%
63
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
Strongly agree7.9%
24
10.4%
19
14.5%
23
20.9%
49
26.8%
19
42.0%
161
322.1%
295
Agree14.8%
45
19.1%
35
26.4%
42
22.6%
53
33.8%
24
27.2%
104
222.7%
303
Neither agree nor disagree21.6%
66
31.1%
57
25.8%
41
30.2%
71
19.7%
14
14.4%
55
822.8%
304
Disagree19.3%
59
20.8%
38
18.2%
29
13.6%
32
11.3%
8
5.7%
22
214.1%
188
Strongly disagree23.0%
70
14.2%
26
6.3%
10
3.4%
8
5.6%
4
2.6%
10
59.6%
128
Can't choose7.2%
22
2.7%
5
5.0%
8
5.5%
13
1.4%
1
1.8%
7
24.2%
56
No answer6.2%
19
1.6%
3
3.8%
6
3.8%
9
1.4%
1
6.3%
24
14.6%
62
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
Strongly agree27.8%
76
21.6%
161
30.8%
20
16.7%
33
10.0%
7
122.0%
297
Agree27.1%
74
24.4%
182
12.3%
8
16.2%
32
10.0%
7
222.4%
303
Neither agree nor disagree13.9%
38
25.0%
187
16.9%
11
27.3%
54
30.0%
21
123.0%
311
Disagree9.9%
27
12.6%
94
24.6%
16
19.7%
39
20.0%
14
014.0%
190
Strongly disagree3.7%
10
9.4%
70
10.8%
7
15.7%
31
21.4%
15
09.8%
133
Can't choose6.6%
18
3.5%
26
3.1%
2
3.5%
7
4.3%
3
24.1%
56
No answer11.0%
30
3.6%
27
1.5%
1
1.0%
2
4.3%
3
04.7%
63
Missing3278826111643
Total 100%
273
100%
747
100%
65
100%
198
100%
70
   
1353

Gender (I-GENDER)

 MaleFemaleMissingTotal
Strongly agree18.9%
105
24.1%
193
021.9%
298
Agree19.2%
107
24.7%
198
022.4%
305
Neither agree nor disagree25.3%
141
21.3%
171
023.0%
312
Disagree15.8%
88
12.7%
102
014.0%
190
Strongly disagree11.5%
64
8.6%
69
09.8%
133
Can't choose4.1%
23
4.4%
35
04.3%
58
No answer5.2%
29
4.2%
34
04.6%
63
Missing79791580
Total 100%
557
100%
802
   
1359

Religion (I-RELIGION)

 ProtestantCatholicJewishNoneOtherMissingTotal
Strongly agree27.1%
232
15.9%
57
0.0%
0
5.5%
5
16.7%
4
021.9%
298
Agree24.8%
212
24.2%
87
3.3%
1
2.2%
2
12.5%
3
022.4%
305
Neither agree nor disagree22.5%
192
27.6%
99
13.3%
4
11.0%
10
29.2%
7
023.0%
312
Disagree11.3%
97
16.7%
60
23.3%
7
26.4%
24
8.3%
2
014.0%
190
Strongly disagree6.1%
52
6.4%
23
43.3%
13
41.8%
38
29.2%
7
09.8%
133
Can't choose3.4%
29
5.3%
19
6.7%
2
8.8%
8
0.0%
0
04.3%
58
No answer4.8%
41
3.9%
14
10.0%
3
4.4%
4
4.2%
1
04.6%
63
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
Strongly agree17.0%
30
12.0%
23
20.5%
108
20.3%
39
35.6%
67
38.3%
31
022.0%
298
Agree11.4%
20
18.8%
36
27.5%
145
23.4%
45
23.4%
44
18.5%
15
022.5%
305
Neither agree nor disagree21.6%
38
27.1%
52
25.4%
134
22.9%
44
18.1%
34
12.3%
10
023.0%
312
Disagree18.8%
33
19.8%
38
10.4%
55
18.8%
36
11.2%
21
7.4%
6
113.9%
189
Strongly disagree21.6%
38
13.5%
26
6.8%
36
8.3%
16
5.3%
10
7.4%
6
19.7%
132
Can't choose5.1%
9
3.1%
6
4.9%
26
3.6%
7
1.1%
2
8.6%
7
14.2%
57
No answer4.5%
8
5.7%
11
4.4%
23
2.6%
5
5.3%
10
7.4%
6
04.6%
63
Missing1522572624131611
Total 100%
176
100%
192
100%
527
100%
192
100%
188
100%
81
   
1356

Race (I-RACE)

 WhiteBlackOtherMissingTotal
Strongly agree20.1%
231
33.3%
56
26.8%
11
021.9%
298
Agree22.1%
254
24.4%
41
24.4%
10
022.4%
305
Neither agree nor disagree23.6%
271
17.9%
30
26.8%
11
023.0%
312
Disagree15.6%
179
5.4%
9
4.9%
2
014.0%
190
Strongly disagree10.3%
118
6.5%
11
9.8%
4
09.8%
133
Can't choose4.0%
46
6.0%
10
4.9%
2
04.3%
58
No answer4.4%
51
6.5%
11
2.4%
1
04.6%
63
Missing1143681580
Total 100%
1150
100%
168
100%
41
   
1359

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