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General Social Survey, 1998 - Analysis

GODMEANS

To me, life is meaningful only because God exists--do you agree or disagree?
 FrequencyPercentCumulative PercentZ-Score
1) Strongly agree24218.8%18.8%-1.10
2) Agree28222.0%40.8%-0.62
3) Neither agree nor disagree28522.2%63.0%-0.13
4) Disagree24018.7%81.7%0.35
5) Strongly disagree1209.3%91.0%0.84
8) Can't choose503.9%94.9%2.29
9) No answer655.1%100.0%2.77
Missing1548
Total Unweighted N = 1284





Sex (I-SEX)

 MaleFemaleMissingTotal
Strongly agree16.1%
93
21.1%
149
018.8%
242
Agree20.8%
120
22.9%
162
022.0%
282
Neither agree nor disagree22.9%
132
21.6%
153
022.2%
285
Disagree19.6%
113
18.0%
127
018.7%
240
Strongly disagree12.1%
70
7.1%
50
09.3%
120
Can't choose4.0%
23
3.8%
27
03.9%
50
No answer4.5%
26
5.5%
39
05.1%
65
Missing65589315480
Total 100%
577
100%
707
   
1284

Race (I-RACE)

 WhiteBlackOtherMissingTotal
Strongly agree16.7%
172
32.7%
53
18.3%
17
018.8%
242
Agree21.1%
217
27.2%
44
22.6%
21
022.0%
282
Neither agree nor disagree23.2%
239
15.4%
25
22.6%
21
022.2%
285
Disagree20.2%
208
9.3%
15
18.3%
17
018.7%
240
Strongly disagree9.9%
102
6.2%
10
8.6%
8
09.3%
120
Can't choose3.6%
37
4.9%
8
5.4%
5
03.9%
50
No answer5.2%
54
4.3%
7
4.3%
4
05.1%
65
Missing12122389815480
Total 100%
1029
100%
162
100%
93
   
1284

Religion (I-RELIGION)

 ProtestantCatholicJewishNoneOtherMissingTotal
Strongly agree26.2%
184
12.4%
40
0.0%
0
4.0%
7
17.5%
11
018.8%
242
Agree27.5%
193
20.8%
67
4.8%
1
7.4%
13
12.7%
8
022.0%
282
Neither agree nor disagree20.9%
147
28.6%
92
4.8%
1
14.8%
26
30.2%
19
022.2%
285
Disagree13.8%
97
23.9%
77
28.6%
6
28.4%
50
15.9%
10
018.7%
240
Strongly disagree3.8%
27
6.5%
21
38.1%
8
32.4%
57
11.1%
7
09.3%
120
Can't choose2.8%
20
3.1%
10
9.5%
2
8.0%
14
6.3%
4
03.9%
50
No answer4.8%
34
4.7%
15
14.3%
3
5.1%
9
6.3%
4
05.1%
65
Missing822383292209415480
Total 100%
702
100%
322
100%
21
100%
176
100%
63
   
1284

Marital status (I-MARITAL)

 Never marriedMarriedWidowed/Divorced/SeparatedMissingTotal
Strongly agree12.9%
41
20.5%
125
21.3%
76
018.8%
242
Agree17.4%
55
23.1%
141
24.1%
86
022.0%
282
Neither agree nor disagree25.6%
81
21.5%
131
20.4%
73
022.2%
285
Disagree25.2%
80
16.9%
103
16.0%
57
018.7%
240
Strongly disagree13.6%
43
9.5%
58
5.3%
19
09.3%
120
Can't choose3.8%
12
3.4%
21
4.8%
17
03.9%
50
No answer1.6%
5
5.1%
31
8.1%
29
05.1%
65
Missing34673646515481
Total 100%
317
100%
610
100%
357
   
1284

Age (I-AGE)

 18-29 years30-39 years40-49 years50-64 yearsMore than 65 yearsMissingTotal
Strongly agree12.2%
32
18.4%
57
20.7%
54
20.9%
50
23.0%
49
018.8%
242
Agree17.9%
47
21.4%
66
21.5%
56
25.1%
60
24.9%
53
022.0%
282
Neither agree nor disagree27.1%
71
23.3%
72
20.3%
53
21.3%
51
17.8%
38
022.2%
285
Disagree24.4%
64
20.4%
63
22.2%
58
13.4%
32
10.8%
23
018.7%
240
Strongly disagree11.1%
29
9.7%
30
10.3%
27
9.6%
23
5.2%
11
09.3%
120
Can't choose5.0%
13
2.3%
7
2.7%
7
3.8%
9
6.6%
14
03.9%
50
No answer2.3%
6
4.5%
14
2.3%
6
5.9%
14
11.7%
25
05.1%
65
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
Strongly agree27.4%
20
20.2%
107
16.8%
89
17.9%
26
018.9%
242
Agree32.9%
24
21.5%
114
20.9%
111
21.4%
31
221.9%
280
Neither agree nor disagree11.0%
8
25.1%
133
23.0%
122
14.5%
21
122.2%
284
Disagree5.5%
4
17.5%
93
21.5%
114
19.3%
28
118.7%
239
Strongly disagree2.7%
2
4.9%
26
11.7%
62
20.7%
30
09.4%
120
Can't choose8.2%
6
5.1%
27
2.3%
12
2.1%
3
23.8%
48
No answer12.3%
9
5.7%
30
3.8%
20
4.1%
6
05.1%
65
Missing8764764816015546
Total 100%
73
100%
530
100%
530
100%
145
   
1278

Political party (I-PARTYID)

 DemocratRepublicanOtherMissingTotal
Strongly agree19.6%
117
20.0%
89
14.6%
35
118.8%
241
Agree21.0%
125
25.3%
113
18.4%
44
022.0%
282
Neither agree nor disagree20.3%
121
24.0%
107
23.8%
57
022.2%
285
Disagree20.0%
119
16.4%
73
20.1%
48
018.7%
240
Strongly disagree11.7%
70
5.6%
25
10.5%
25
09.4%
120
Can't choose3.4%
20
3.1%
14
6.7%
16
03.9%
50
No answer4.0%
24
5.6%
25
5.9%
14
24.9%
63
Missing72052130115516
Total 100%
596
100%
446
100%
239
   
1281

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