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Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963 - Analysis

BELVGOD

Which of the following statements comes closest to expressing what you believe about God? (Please check only one answer.)
 FrequencyPercentCumulative PercentZ-Score
1) I know God really exists and I have no doubts about it.210173.7%73.7%-0.49
2) While I have doubts, I feel that I do believe in God.47916.8%90.5%0.58
3) I believe in God some of the time, but not at other times.441.5%92.0%1.65
4) I don't believe in a personal God, but in a higher power.1896.6%98.6%2.73
5) I don't know whether there is God, and I don't believe can know.321.1%99.8%3.80
6) I don't believe in God.40.1%99.9%4.87
7) None of the above represents what I believe. I believe...30.1%100.0%5.94
Missing23
Total Unweighted N = 2852





Education (I-EDUC)

 Some high schoolHigh school degreeSome collegeCollege degreePost graduateMissingTotal
I know God really exists and I have no doubts about it.82.9%
358
76.7%
481
72.5%
634
71.2%
331
64.2%
256
4173.6%
2060
While I have doubts, I feel that I do believe in God.12.5%
54
17.1%
107
18.2%
159
15.9%
74
19.3%
77
816.8%
471
I believe in God some of the time, but not at other times.0.9%
4
1.6%
10
1.4%
12
1.1%
5
3.3%
13
01.6%
44
I don't believe in a personal God, but in a higher power.3.0%
13
3.8%
24
7.0%
61
10.3%
48
9.5%
38
56.6%
184
I don't know whether there is God, and I don't believe can know.0.7%
3
0.8%
5
0.9%
8
1.3%
6
2.5%
10
01.1%
32
I don't believe in God.0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
1
0.8%
3
00.1%
4
None of the above represents what I believe. I believe...0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.5%
2
00.1%
3
Missing24611779
Total 100%
432
100%
627
100%
875
100%
465
100%
399
   
2798

Household income (I-INCOME)

 $12K+$10K+$7K+$5K+$4K+MissingTotal
I know God really exists and I have no doubts about it.65.2%
490
70.2%
306
76.7%
553
78.1%
350
81.8%
233
16973.1%
1932
While I have doubts, I feel that I do believe in God.18.9%
142
19.5%
85
16.6%
120
15.0%
67
11.9%
34
3117.0%
448
I believe in God some of the time, but not at other times.2.1%
16
1.4%
6
1.4%
10
2.0%
9
1.1%
3
01.7%
44
I don't believe in a personal God, but in a higher power.10.9%
82
7.1%
31
4.9%
35
4.2%
19
4.9%
14
86.9%
181
I don't know whether there is God, and I don't believe can know.2.0%
15
1.8%
8
0.4%
3
0.7%
3
0.4%
1
21.1%
30
I don't believe in God.0.5%
4
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
00.2%
4
None of the above represents what I believe. I believe...0.4%
3
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
00.1%
3
Missing2143223311
Total 100%
752
100%
436
100%
721
100%
448
100%
285
   
2642

Religion (I-RELIGION)

 Liberal Protestant (Congregational, Methodist, Episcopalian)Moderate Protestant (Disciples of Christ, Presbyterian, American Lutheran, American Baptist)Conservative Protestant (Missouri Lutheran, Southern Baptist, Sects)Roman CatholicMissingTotal
I know God really exists and I have no doubts about it.58.9%
573
75.2%
667
93.1%
416
81.7%
442
373.7%
2098
While I have doubts, I feel that I do believe in God.23.1%
225
17.6%
156
6.0%
27
12.9%
70
116.8%
478
I believe in God some of the time, but not at other times.3.1%
30
1.0%
9
0.0%
0
0.9%
5
01.5%
44
I don't believe in a personal God, but in a higher power.12.1%
118
5.7%
51
0.7%
3
3.1%
17
06.6%
189
I don't know whether there is God, and I don't believe can know.2.1%
20
0.5%
4
0.2%
1
1.3%
7
01.1%
32
I don't believe in God.0.4%
4
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
00.1%
4
None of the above represents what I believe. I believe...0.3%
3
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
00.1%
3
Missing6634274
Total 100%
973
100%
887
100%
447
100%
541
   
2848

Age (I-AGE)

 Age 39 and underAge 40-59Age 60 and overMissingTotal
I know God really exists and I have no doubts about it.70.9%
817
72.9%
918
83.2%
366
073.7%
2101
While I have doubts, I feel that I do believe in God.19.4%
224
16.8%
212
9.8%
43
016.8%
479
I believe in God some of the time, but not at other times.1.8%
21
1.7%
21
0.5%
2
01.5%
44
I don't believe in a personal God, but in a higher power.6.0%
69
7.3%
92
6.4%
28
06.6%
189
I don't know whether there is God, and I don't believe can know.1.6%
18
1.0%
13
0.2%
1
01.1%
32
I don't believe in God.0.3%
3
0.1%
1
0.0%
0
00.1%
4
None of the above represents what I believe. I believe...0.1%
1
0.2%
2
0.0%
0
00.1%
3
Missing586234
Total 100%
1153
100%
1259
100%
440
   
2852

Gender (I-GENDER)

 MaleFemaleMissingTotal
I know God really exists and I have no doubts about it.67.7%
692
77.0%
1408
173.7%
2100
While I have doubts, I feel that I do believe in God.20.4%
208
14.8%
271
016.8%
479
I believe in God some of the time, but not at other times.1.8%
18
1.4%
26
01.5%
44
I don't believe in a personal God, but in a higher power.8.3%
85
5.7%
104
06.6%
189
I don't know whether there is God, and I don't believe can know.1.5%
15
0.9%
17
01.1%
32
I don't believe in God.0.4%
4
0.0%
0
00.1%
4
None of the above represents what I believe. I believe...0.0%
0
0.2%
3
00.1%
3
Missing811244
Total 100%
1022
100%
1829
   
2851

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