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General Social Survey, 1998 - Analysis

GODCHNGE

Which best describes your beliefs about God: 1) I don't believe..., and I never have; 2) I don't believe..., but I used to; 3) I believe..., but I didn't used to; 4) I believe..., and I always have.
 FrequencyPercentCumulative PercentZ-Score
1) I don't believe in God, now and I never have332.6%2.6%-2.01
2) I don't believe in God, now, but I used to594.6%7.2%-1.41
3) I believe in God now, but I didn't used to695.4%12.5%-0.80
4) I believe in God now, and I always have96074.8%87.3%-0.19
8) Can't choose1189.2%96.5%2.23
9) No answer453.5%100.0%2.84
Missing1548
Total Unweighted N = 1284





Sex (I-SEX)

 MaleFemaleMissingTotal
I don't believe in God, now and I never have3.6%
21
1.7%
12
02.6%
33
I don't believe in God, now, but I used to6.6%
38
3.0%
21
04.6%
59
I believe in God now, but I didn't used to5.4%
31
5.4%
38
05.4%
69
I believe in God now, and I always have70.4%
406
78.4%
554
074.8%
960
Can't choose10.2%
59
8.3%
59
09.2%
118
No answer3.8%
22
3.3%
23
03.5%
45
Missing65589315480
Total 100%
577
100%
707
   
1284

Race (I-RACE)

 WhiteBlackOtherMissingTotal
I don't believe in God, now and I never have2.8%
29
0.0%
0
4.3%
4
02.6%
33
I don't believe in God, now, but I used to5.1%
52
1.2%
2
5.4%
5
04.6%
59
I believe in God now, but I didn't used to5.9%
61
3.1%
5
3.2%
3
05.4%
69
I believe in God now, and I always have72.8%
749
88.3%
143
73.1%
68
074.8%
960
Can't choose10.2%
105
2.5%
4
9.7%
9
09.2%
118
No answer3.2%
33
4.9%
8
4.3%
4
03.5%
45
Missing12122389815480
Total 100%
1029
100%
162
100%
93
   
1284

Religion (I-RELIGION)

 ProtestantCatholicJewishNoneOtherMissingTotal
I don't believe in God, now and I never have0.7%
5
0.3%
1
4.8%
1
13.1%
23
4.8%
3
02.6%
33
I don't believe in God, now, but I used to1.1%
8
4.0%
13
23.8%
5
18.2%
32
1.6%
1
04.6%
59
I believe in God now, but I didn't used to6.7%
47
2.2%
7
0.0%
0
5.1%
9
9.5%
6
05.4%
69
I believe in God now, and I always have81.3%
571
84.8%
273
38.1%
8
38.1%
67
65.1%
41
074.8%
960
Can't choose6.6%
46
6.8%
22
23.8%
5
21.0%
37
12.7%
8
09.2%
118
No answer3.6%
25
1.9%
6
9.5%
2
4.5%
8
6.3%
4
03.5%
45
Missing822383292209415480
Total 100%
702
100%
322
100%
21
100%
176
100%
63
   
1284

Marital status (I-MARITAL)

 Never marriedMarriedWidowed/Divorced/SeparatedMissingTotal
I don't believe in God, now and I never have3.5%
11
3.1%
19
0.8%
3
02.6%
33
I don't believe in God, now, but I used to7.6%
24
3.4%
21
3.9%
14
04.6%
59
I believe in God now, but I didn't used to4.1%
13
6.1%
37
5.3%
19
05.4%
69
I believe in God now, and I always have68.8%
218
75.1%
458
79.6%
284
074.8%
960
Can't choose13.2%
42
8.0%
49
7.6%
27
09.2%
118
No answer2.8%
9
4.3%
26
2.8%
10
03.5%
45
Missing34673646515481
Total 100%
317
100%
610
100%
357
   
1284

Age (I-AGE)

 18-29 years30-39 years40-49 years50-64 yearsMore than 65 yearsMissingTotal
I don't believe in God, now and I never have3.4%
9
4.5%
14
0.8%
2
2.1%
5
1.4%
3
02.6%
33
I don't believe in God, now, but I used to6.9%
18
3.2%
10
5.7%
15
2.1%
5
5.2%
11
04.6%
59
I believe in God now, but I didn't used to3.4%
9
7.1%
22
7.3%
19
3.8%
9
4.7%
10
05.4%
69
I believe in God now, and I always have68.7%
180
73.5%
227
75.5%
197
81.2%
194
76.1%
162
074.8%
960
Can't choose13.7%
36
8.4%
26
7.7%
20
9.2%
22
6.6%
14
09.2%
118
No answer3.8%
10
3.2%
10
3.1%
8
1.7%
4
6.1%
13
03.5%
45
Missing27537831930626615484
Total 100%
262
100%
309
100%
261
100%
239
100%
213
   
1284

Education (I-EDUC)

 Less than high schoolHigh school4 years collegeMore than 4 years collegeMissingTotal
I don't believe in God, now and I never have0.0%
0
1.9%
10
3.6%
19
2.8%
4
02.6%
33
I don't believe in God, now, but I used to1.4%
1
3.6%
19
5.7%
30
6.2%
9
04.6%
59
I believe in God now, but I didn't used to2.7%
2
4.2%
22
6.8%
36
5.5%
8
15.3%
68
I believe in God now, and I always have80.8%
59
79.2%
420
69.8%
370
73.1%
106
574.7%
955
Can't choose6.8%
5
7.7%
41
10.4%
55
11.7%
17
09.2%
118
No answer8.2%
6
3.4%
18
3.8%
20
0.7%
1
03.5%
45
Missing8764764816015546
Total 100%
73
100%
530
100%
530
100%
145
   
1278

Political party (I-PARTYID)

 DemocratRepublicanOtherMissingTotal
I don't believe in God, now and I never have2.9%
17
1.1%
5
4.6%
11
02.6%
33
I don't believe in God, now, but I used to6.0%
36
3.1%
14
3.8%
9
04.6%
59
I believe in God now, but I didn't used to4.7%
28
7.0%
31
4.2%
10
05.4%
69
I believe in God now, and I always have73.8%
440
80.7%
360
66.5%
159
174.9%
959
Can't choose9.1%
54
5.2%
23
16.7%
40
19.1%
117
No answer3.5%
21
2.9%
13
4.2%
10
13.4%
44
Missing72052130115516
Total 100%
596
100%
446
100%
239
   
1281

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