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Southern Focus Poll, Combined Sample, Spring 1998 - Analysis

RELGOD (Weighted by TOTWT)

Which one of these statements comes closest to your belief about God?
 FrequencyPercentCumulative Percent
1) There is a God101181.5%81.5%
2) There is a spirit or life force18214.7%96.2%
3) I don't believe in any of these473.8%100.0%
Missing12
Total Unweighted N = 1245





Gender (I-GENDER)

 MaleFemaleMissingTotal
There is a God73.4%
395
87.7%
616
081.5%
1011
There is a spirit or life force19.5%
105
11.0%
77
014.7%
182
I don't believe in any of these7.1%
38
1.3%
9
03.8%
47
Missing75120
Total 100%
538
100%
702
   
1240

Marital status (I-MARITAL)

 MarriedDivorcedSeparatedWidowedSingleMissingTotal
There is a God84.4%
636
78.4%
91
77.8%
14
86.7%
65
73.6%
201
681.5%
1007
There is a spirit or life force12.3%
93
17.2%
20
22.2%
4
13.3%
10
20.1%
55
014.7%
182
I don't believe in any of these3.3%
25
4.3%
5
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
6.2%
17
03.8%
47
Missing54012180
Total 100%
754
100%
116
100%
18
100%
75
100%
273
   
1236

Religion (I-RELIGION)

 More than once a weekOnce a weekTwo to three times a monthSeveral times a yearNeverMissingTotal
There is a God100.0%
149
93.3%
322
84.0%
147
77.8%
246
57.0%
139
681.6%
1003
There is a spirit or life force0.0%
0
5.5%
19
15.4%
27
20.9%
66
28.7%
70
014.8%
182
I don't believe in any of these0.0%
0
1.2%
4
0.6%
1
1.3%
4
14.3%
35
13.6%
44
Missing00326191
Total 100%
149
100%
345
100%
175
100%
316
100%
244
   
1229

Political party (I-PARTYID)

 RepublicanDemocratIndependentOtherMissingTotal
There is a God89.0%
315
81.9%
322
73.2%
268
84.2%
48
7681.5%
953
There is a spirit or life force9.6%
34
15.3%
60
21.0%
77
10.5%
6
515.1%
177
I don't believe in any of these1.4%
5
2.8%
11
5.7%
21
5.3%
3
63.4%
40
Missing2460990
Total 100%
354
100%
393
100%
366
100%
57
   
1170

Education (I-EDUC)

 Less than high school12th grade (high school)Some college4 year college graduateAdvanced degree (M.A., Ph.D., LL.D., M.D.)MissingTotal
There is a God85.5%
100
86.6%
303
86.9%
265
81.8%
211
62.8%
130
381.6%
1009
There is a spirit or life force6.8%
8
12.0%
42
11.1%
34
14.0%
36
29.5%
61
014.6%
181
I don't believe in any of these7.7%
9
1.4%
5
2.0%
6
4.3%
11
7.7%
16
03.8%
47
Missing02325150
Total 100%
117
100%
350
100%
305
100%
258
100%
207
   
1237

Household income (I-INCOME)

 Less than $20,000$20,000 to $29,999$30,000 to $39,999$40,000 to $49,999$50,000 to $59,999More than $60,000MissingTotal
There is a God84.3%
97
71.8%
56
77.3%
51
81.1%
43
86.2%
56
70.6%
84
63478.0%
387
There is a spirit or life force7.0%
8
21.8%
17
19.7%
13
15.1%
8
12.3%
8
25.2%
30
8016.9%
84
I don't believe in any of these8.7%
10
6.4%
5
3.0%
2
3.8%
2
1.5%
1
4.2%
5
165.0%
25
Missing0201017428
Total 100%
115
100%
78
100%
66
100%
53
100%
65
100%
119
   
496

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