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General Social Survey, 1994 - Analysis

GOD

Which statement comes closest to expressing what you believe about God: Don't believe in God; don't know and no way to find out; believe in higher power; believe in God sometimes; some doubts, but believe in God; no doubts about God's existence.
 FrequencyPercentCumulative PercentZ-Score
1) Don't believe332.4%2.4%-3.03
2) Don't know, no way to find out372.7%5.1%-2.34
3) Higher power1319.5%14.5%-1.65
4) Believe sometimes513.7%18.2%-0.95
5) Believe with doubts21415.4%33.6%-0.26
6) No doubts86062.0%95.7%0.43
8) Don't know261.9%97.5%1.82
9) No answer342.5%100.0%2.51
Missing1606
Total Unweighted N = 1386





Age (I-AGE)

 18-30 years old31-44 years old45-59 years old60-74 years old75 years and olderMissingTotal
Don't believe3.6%
10
1.7%
8
2.0%
7
3.0%
6
2.0%
2
02.4%
33
Don't know, no way to find out4.7%
13
3.1%
14
2.6%
9
0.5%
1
0.0%
0
02.7%
37
Higher power7.7%
21
10.7%
49
10.2%
36
8.6%
17
7.8%
8
09.5%
131
Believe sometimes4.4%
12
3.3%
15
3.4%
12
4.5%
9
2.9%
3
03.7%
51
Believe with doubts21.5%
59
16.8%
77
12.8%
45
10.1%
20
12.7%
13
015.5%
214
No doubts53.6%
147
61.1%
280
65.9%
232
67.7%
134
64.7%
66
162.1%
859
Don't know2.2%
6
1.5%
7
0.9%
3
2.5%
5
3.9%
4
11.8%
25
No answer2.2%
6
1.7%
8
2.3%
8
3.0%
6
5.9%
6
02.5%
34
Missing31654936423913416084
Total 100%
274
100%
458
100%
352
100%
198
100%
102
   
1384

Education (I-EDUC)

 Did not complete high schoolFinished high schoolFour or less years of collegeFive or more years of collegeMissingTotal
Don't believe4.0%
9
1.9%
14
2.3%
7
2.9%
3
02.4%
33
Don't know, no way to find out2.2%
5
1.9%
14
3.9%
12
5.9%
6
02.7%
37
Higher power5.3%
12
7.8%
58
15.5%
48
12.7%
13
09.5%
131
Believe sometimes3.6%
8
3.4%
25
3.9%
12
5.9%
6
03.7%
51
Believe with doubts8.9%
20
16.4%
122
16.1%
50
21.6%
22
015.5%
214
No doubts68.9%
155
64.4%
479
55.2%
171
49.0%
50
561.9%
855
Don't know2.7%
6
2.2%
16
0.6%
2
2.0%
2
01.9%
26
No answer4.4%
10
2.2%
16
2.6%
8
0.0%
0
02.5%
34
Missing28284236311416115
Total 100%
225
100%
744
100%
310
100%
102
   
1381

Gender (I-GENDER)

 MaleFemaleMissingTotal
Don't believe2.9%
18
2.0%
15
02.4%
33
Don't know, no way to find out3.2%
20
2.2%
17
02.7%
37
Higher power12.6%
78
6.9%
53
09.5%
131
Believe sometimes4.5%
28
3.0%
23
03.7%
51
Believe with doubts17.7%
109
13.7%
105
015.4%
214
No doubts55.1%
340
67.6%
520
062.0%
860
Don't know1.8%
11
2.0%
15
01.9%
26
No answer2.1%
13
2.7%
21
02.5%
34
Missing67393316060
Total 100%
617
100%
769
   
1386

Political party (I-PARTYID)

 DemocratIndependentRepublicanOther party memberMissingTotal
Don't believe2.6%
13
3.0%
14
1.1%
4
11.1%
2
02.4%
33
Don't know, no way to find out2.2%
11
2.8%
13
2.7%
10
11.1%
2
12.6%
36
Higher power10.6%
53
10.5%
49
6.4%
24
16.7%
3
29.5%
129
Believe sometimes3.0%
15
4.7%
22
3.7%
14
0.0%
0
03.7%
51
Believe with doubts14.6%
73
16.5%
77
15.2%
57
22.2%
4
315.5%
211
No doubts61.7%
308
58.1%
272
68.1%
256
38.9%
7
1761.9%
843
Don't know2.2%
11
1.9%
9
1.3%
5
0.0%
0
11.8%
25
No answer3.0%
15
2.6%
12
1.6%
6
0.0%
0
12.4%
33
Missing56852446426163124
Total 100%
499
100%
468
100%
376
100%
18
   
1361

Race (I-RACE)

 WhiteBlackOtherMissingTotal
Don't believe2.7%
31
0.0%
0
3.4%
2
02.4%
33
Don't know, no way to find out2.8%
32
2.2%
4
1.7%
1
02.7%
37
Higher power10.2%
117
4.9%
9
8.5%
5
09.5%
131
Believe sometimes4.0%
46
2.2%
4
1.7%
1
03.7%
51
Believe with doubts17.3%
198
7.1%
13
5.1%
3
015.4%
214
No doubts59.2%
677
76.6%
141
71.2%
42
062.0%
860
Don't know1.5%
17
3.3%
6
5.1%
3
01.9%
26
No answer2.2%
25
3.8%
7
3.4%
2
02.5%
34
Missing13402046216060
Total 100%
1143
100%
184
100%
59
   
1386

Religion (I-RELIGION)

 ProtestantCatholicJewishNoneOtherMissingTotal
Don't believe1.6%
13
0.9%
3
0.0%
0
12.8%
16
2.0%
1
02.4%
33
Don't know, no way to find out1.1%
9
2.0%
7
5.3%
2
13.6%
17
3.9%
2
02.7%
37
Higher power7.6%
62
6.3%
22
15.8%
6
27.2%
34
13.7%
7
09.5%
131
Believe sometimes3.1%
25
3.7%
13
15.8%
6
3.2%
4
5.9%
3
03.7%
51
Believe with doubts13.2%
108
20.5%
72
31.6%
12
12.8%
16
11.8%
6
015.5%
214
No doubts69.4%
568
62.4%
219
23.7%
9
27.2%
34
52.9%
27
362.0%
857
Don't know1.6%
13
1.4%
5
5.3%
2
2.4%
3
5.9%
3
01.9%
26
No answer2.4%
20
2.8%
10
2.6%
1
0.8%
1
3.9%
2
02.5%
34
Missing956408211496416098
Total 100%
818
100%
351
100%
38
100%
125
100%
51
   
1383

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