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Survey On the Beliefs and Moral Values of America's Children, 1989 - Analysis

AUTHORTY (Weighted by WEIGHT)

What, in your opinion, is the most believable authority in matters of truth? (Not asked of elementary school students.)
 FrequencyPercentCumulative Percent
1) Your own personal experience154244.9%44.9%
2) What you learn from television, newspapers and magazines782.3%47.2%
3) The teachings of Scripture55316.1%63.3%
4) What science teaches us872.5%65.9%
5) What your parents or other adults teach you65819.2%85.0%
6) What church leaders say752.2%87.2%
7) Other290.8%88.1%
8) Don't know40911.9%100.0%
Missing2984
Total Unweighted N = 2028





Sex (I-SEX)

 MaleFemaleMissingTotal
Your own personal experience43.1%
672
46.5%
862
445.0%
1534
What you learn from television, newspapers and magazines2.5%
39
2.1%
39
02.3%
78
The teachings of Scripture17.5%
272
14.9%
276
216.1%
548
What science teaches us3.1%
49
2.0%
38
12.5%
87
What your parents or other adults teach you16.7%
260
21.1%
392
319.1%
652
What church leaders say3.0%
47
1.5%
28
02.2%
75
Other1.0%
16
0.7%
13
00.8%
29
Don't know13.0%
203
11.1%
206
012.0%
409
Missing1456152029948
Total 100%
1558
100%
1854
   
3412

Race (I-RACE)

 WhiteBlackOtherDon't knowMissingTotal
Your own personal experience47.0%
1123
40.0%
150
39.9%
216
48.4%
30
1145.1%
1519
What you learn from television, newspapers and magazines2.0%
48
1.1%
4
3.9%
21
4.8%
3
12.3%
76
The teachings of Scripture15.2%
362
22.7%
85
16.1%
87
8.1%
5
616.0%
539
What science teaches us2.8%
67
0.5%
2
2.8%
15
4.8%
3
02.6%
87
What your parents or other adults teach you19.3%
461
18.1%
68
18.7%
101
14.5%
9
919.0%
639
What church leaders say1.2%
28
4.3%
16
5.2%
28
0.0%
0
12.1%
72
Other0.8%
20
1.3%
5
0.7%
4
0.0%
0
00.9%
29
Don't know11.7%
280
12.0%
45
12.8%
69
19.4%
12
112.1%
406
Missing1988432420113301331
Total 100%
2389
100%
375
100%
541
100%
62
   
3367

Religion (I-RELIGION)

 ProtestantCatholicJewishOtherDon't knowMissingTotal
Your own personal experience42.2%
671
48.6%
543
51.8%
29
50.7%
216
33.5%
70
745.0%
1529
What you learn from television, newspapers and magazines2.1%
33
2.6%
29
3.6%
2
1.4%
6
3.8%
8
02.3%
78
The teachings of Scripture26.6%
423
6.1%
68
0.0%
0
8.9%
38
6.7%
14
416.0%
543
What science teaches us1.5%
24
2.9%
32
0.0%
0
5.9%
25
2.9%
6
02.6%
87
What your parents or other adults teach you15.6%
248
23.4%
262
21.4%
12
17.6%
75
26.8%
56
319.2%
653
What church leaders say2.1%
34
1.3%
14
0.0%
0
3.1%
13
5.7%
12
12.1%
73
Other0.9%
14
0.6%
7
0.0%
0
1.9%
8
0.0%
0
00.9%
29
Don't know9.1%
144
14.6%
163
23.2%
13
10.6%
45
20.6%
43
112.0%
408
Missing1048825179322590300020
Total 100%
1591
100%
1118
100%
56
100%
426
100%
209
   
3400

Year in college (I-CLASSYR)

 Elem schlMiddle schHigh schlMissingTotal
Your own personal experience0.0%
0
42.9%
743
47.0%
799
044.9%
1542
What you learn from television, newspapers and magazines0.0%
0
3.5%
60
1.1%
18
02.3%
78
The teachings of Scripture0.0%
0
13.7%
237
18.6%
316
016.1%
553
What science teaches us0.0%
0
3.0%
52
2.1%
35
02.5%
87
What your parents or other adults teach you0.0%
0
20.0%
347
18.3%
311
019.2%
658
What church leaders say0.0%
0
2.9%
50
1.5%
25
02.2%
75
Other0.0%
0
0.8%
14
0.9%
15
00.8%
29
Don't know0.0%
0
13.2%
228
10.6%
181
011.9%
409
Missing29709529840
Total 100%
0
100%
1731
100%
1700
   
3431

Household income (I-INCOME)

 $10K-19999$20K-29999$30K-39999$40K-49999$50K and aMissingTotal
Your own personal experience33.9%
167
45.8%
731
49.3%
474
39.6%
67
48.4%
103
044.9%
1542
What you learn from television, newspapers and magazines3.0%
15
2.4%
39
1.7%
16
1.8%
3
2.3%
5
02.3%
78
The teachings of Scripture20.1%
99
19.4%
309
10.1%
97
26.0%
44
1.9%
4
016.1%
553
What science teaches us2.4%
12
2.4%
38
3.1%
30
1.2%
2
2.3%
5
02.5%
87
What your parents or other adults teach you25.8%
127
16.9%
270
20.5%
197
19.5%
33
14.6%
31
019.2%
658
What church leaders say4.3%
21
1.9%
31
2.1%
20
1.2%
2
0.5%
1
02.2%
75
Other0.8%
4
0.9%
14
1.0%
10
0.6%
1
0.0%
0
00.8%
29
Don't know9.6%
47
10.2%
163
12.3%
118
10.1%
17
30.0%
64
011.9%
409
Missing544115469532426729840
Total 100%
492
100%
1595
100%
962
100%
169
100%
213
   
3431

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