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General Social Survey, 2000 - 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 believe332.6%2.6%-2.86
2) Don't know493.8%6.4%-2.23
3) Higher power836.5%12.9%-1.60
4) Believe sometimes413.2%16.1%-0.97
5) Believe with doubts19215.0%31.2%-0.34
6) No doubts76660.0%91.2%0.29
8) Don't know463.6%94.8%1.55
9) No answer665.2%100.0%2.18
Missing1541
Total Unweighted N = 1276





Age (I-AGE)

 18-3031-4445-6465+MissingTotal
Don't believe3.4%
9
2.5%
10
3.3%
13
0.5%
1
02.6%
33
Don't know4.2%
11
3.2%
13
4.6%
18
3.2%
7
03.8%
49
Higher power8.4%
22
7.4%
30
5.1%
20
5.0%
11
06.5%
83
Believe sometimes3.8%
10
3.5%
14
2.8%
11
2.7%
6
03.2%
41
Believe with doubts21.3%
56
15.9%
64
14.4%
56
7.3%
16
015.1%
192
No doubts51.3%
135
58.1%
234
62.2%
242
70.0%
154
160.0%
765
Don't know3.4%
9
4.5%
18
3.3%
13
2.7%
6
03.6%
46
No answer4.2%
11
5.0%
20
4.1%
16
8.6%
19
05.2%
66
Missing32549145526315427
Total 100%
263
100%
403
100%
389
100%
220
   
1275

Sex (I-SEX)

 MaleFemaleMissingTotal
Don't believe3.9%
22
1.5%
11
02.6%
33
Don't know5.9%
33
2.2%
16
03.8%
49
Higher power7.7%
43
5.6%
40
06.5%
83
Believe sometimes4.1%
23
2.5%
18
03.2%
41
Believe with doubts18.9%
106
12.0%
86
015.0%
192
No doubts50.5%
283
67.5%
483
060.0%
766
Don't know4.3%
24
3.1%
22
03.6%
46
No answer4.6%
26
5.6%
40
05.2%
66
Missing66987215410
Total 100%
560
100%
716
   
1276

Marital status (I-MARITAL)

 MarriedWidowedDivorcedSeparatedNever marriedMissingTotal
Don't believe1.8%
10
0.8%
1
4.5%
9
1.9%
1
3.7%
12
02.6%
33
Don't know3.0%
17
2.4%
3
5.0%
10
0.0%
0
5.8%
19
03.8%
49
Higher power6.7%
38
2.4%
3
5.0%
10
5.6%
3
8.9%
29
06.5%
83
Believe sometimes3.5%
20
2.4%
3
1.5%
3
3.7%
2
4.0%
13
03.2%
41
Believe with doubts14.9%
85
9.6%
12
15.0%
30
9.3%
5
18.3%
60
015.0%
192
No doubts62.5%
356
73.6%
92
58.0%
116
74.1%
40
49.5%
162
060.0%
766
Don't know3.7%
21
1.6%
2
4.5%
9
5.6%
3
3.4%
11
03.6%
46
No answer4.0%
23
7.2%
9
6.5%
13
0.0%
0
6.4%
21
05.2%
66
Missing7081482415838515411
Total 100%
570
100%
125
100%
200
100%
54
100%
327
   
1276

Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

 LiberalModerate, middle of the roadConservativeMissingTotal
Don't believe5.8%
18
2.1%
10
1.0%
4
12.7%
32
Don't know6.8%
21
2.5%
12
3.9%
16
04.1%
49
Higher power10.0%
31
7.6%
37
2.7%
11
46.5%
79
Believe sometimes3.2%
10
3.5%
17
3.4%
14
03.4%
41
Believe with doubts17.4%
54
13.0%
63
15.8%
65
1015.1%
182
No doubts47.4%
147
63.9%
310
64.6%
266
4359.9%
723
Don't know3.9%
12
2.9%
14
2.9%
12
83.1%
38
No answer5.5%
17
4.5%
22
5.8%
24
35.2%
63
Missing3905694781610104
Total 100%
310
100%
485
100%
412
   
1207

Religion (I-RELIGION)

 ProtestantCatholicJewishNoneOtherMissingTotal
Don't believe1.1%
8
1.3%
4
0.0%
0
12.1%
20
1.5%
1
02.6%
33
Don't know1.7%
12
1.3%
4
29.2%
7
14.5%
24
3.0%
2
03.8%
49
Higher power4.5%
32
4.0%
12
12.5%
3
15.2%
25
16.7%
11
06.5%
83
Believe sometimes3.3%
24
4.0%
12
0.0%
0
2.4%
4
1.5%
1
03.2%
41
Believe with doubts13.5%
97
18.9%
57
8.3%
2
17.0%
28
12.1%
8
015.0%
192
No doubts67.9%
488
64.2%
194
33.3%
8
24.8%
41
53.0%
35
060.0%
766
Don't know1.9%
14
2.6%
8
12.5%
3
9.1%
15
9.1%
6
03.6%
46
No answer6.1%
44
3.6%
11
4.2%
1
4.8%
8
3.0%
2
05.2%
66
Missing802377392338615414
Total 100%
719
100%
302
100%
24
100%
165
100%
66
   
1276

Education (I-EDUC)

 Less than high schoolHigh schoolAssociate/Junior collegeBachelor'sGraduateMissingTotal
Don't believe1.4%
3
2.6%
17
0.0%
0
4.2%
9
4.5%
4
02.6%
33
Don't know3.2%
7
3.0%
20
1.1%
1
5.2%
11
10.1%
9
13.8%
48
Higher power6.9%
15
5.6%
37
4.4%
4
9.4%
20
6.7%
6
16.5%
82
Believe sometimes5.6%
12
2.4%
16
3.3%
3
1.9%
4
6.7%
6
03.2%
41
Believe with doubts9.7%
21
15.0%
99
20.0%
18
18.3%
39
16.9%
15
015.1%
192
No doubts60.6%
131
63.1%
417
60.0%
54
53.1%
113
51.7%
46
560.0%
761
Don't know6.0%
13
3.3%
22
1.1%
1
4.2%
9
1.1%
1
03.6%
46
No answer6.5%
14
5.0%
33
10.0%
9
3.8%
8
2.2%
2
05.2%
66
Missing223840116222129154811
Total 100%
216
100%
661
100%
90
100%
213
100%
89
   
1269

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