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Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Spring 1998 - Analysis

RELGOD

Which one of these statements comes closest to your belief about God?
 FrequencyPercentCumulative PercentZ-Score
1) THERE IS A GOD73687.8%87.8%-0.35
2) THERE IS A SPIRIT OR LIFE FORCE8410.0%97.9%2.11
3) I DON'T BELIEVE IN ANY OF THESE182.1%100.0%4.56
Missing6
Total Unweighted N = 838





Sex (I-SEX)

 MaleFemaleMissingTotal
THERE IS A GOD83.0%
292
91.4%
444
087.8%
736
THERE IS A SPIRIT OR LIFE FORCE13.6%
48
7.4%
36
010.0%
84
I DON'T BELIEVE IN ANY OF THESE3.4%
12
1.2%
6
02.1%
18
Missing4260
Total 100%
352
100%
486
   
838

Race (I-RACE)

 WhiteAfrican American/BlackOtherMissingTotal
THERE IS A GOD88.0%
571
92.4%
97
82.8%
53
1588.1%
721
THERE IS A SPIRIT OR LIFE FORCE9.7%
63
7.6%
8
12.5%
8
59.7%
79
I DON'T BELIEVE IN ANY OF THESE2.3%
15
0.0%
0
4.7%
3
02.2%
18
Missing411260
Total 100%
649
100%
105
100%
64
   
818

Marital status (I-MARITAL)

 MarriedDivorcedSeparatedWidowedSingleMissingTotal
THERE IS A GOD90.8%
417
81.3%
78
93.1%
27
91.3%
73
80.6%
137
487.8%
732
THERE IS A SPIRIT OR LIFE FORCE7.0%
32
17.7%
17
6.9%
2
7.5%
6
15.9%
27
010.1%
84
I DON'T BELIEVE IN ANY OF THESE2.2%
10
1.0%
1
0.0%
0
1.3%
1
3.5%
6
02.2%
18
Missing22011100
Total 100%
459
100%
96
100%
29
100%
80
100%
170
   
834

Religion (I-RELIGION)

 ProtestantCatholicJewishOther religionNo religionMissingTotal
THERE IS A GOD92.2%
544
88.7%
126
58.3%
7
75.0%
33
48.7%
19
788.1%
729
THERE IS A SPIRIT OR LIFE FORCE7.1%
42
9.9%
14
25.0%
3
25.0%
11
28.2%
11
39.8%
81
I DON'T BELIEVE IN ANY OF THESE0.7%
4
1.4%
2
16.7%
2
0.0%
0
23.1%
9
12.1%
17
Missing30011171
Total 100%
590
100%
142
100%
12
100%
44
100%
39
   
827

Political party (I-PARTYID)

 RepublicanDemocratIndependentOtherMissingTotal
THERE IS A GOD93.4%
255
87.3%
234
81.8%
166
72.7%
16
6587.6%
671
THERE IS A SPIRIT OR LIFE FORCE5.1%
14
11.2%
30
15.8%
32
22.7%
5
310.6%
81
I DON'T BELIEVE IN ANY OF THESE1.5%
4
1.5%
4
2.5%
5
4.5%
1
41.8%
14
Missing1230780
Total 100%
273
100%
268
100%
203
100%
22
   
766

Education (I-EDUC)

 Less than high schoolHigh school graduateSome collegeCollege graduatePost college degreeMissingTotal
THERE IS A GOD92.0%
92
89.0%
211
89.7%
209
89.2%
140
75.0%
81
387.8%
733
THERE IS A SPIRIT OR LIFE FORCE7.0%
7
8.4%
20
9.4%
22
9.6%
15
18.5%
20
010.1%
84
I DON'T BELIEVE IN ANY OF THESE1.0%
1
2.5%
6
0.9%
2
1.3%
2
6.5%
7
02.2%
18
Missing0211290
Total 100%
100
100%
237
100%
233
100%
157
100%
108
   
835

Household income (I-INCOME)

 Less than $10,000Less than $30,000Less than $40,000Less then $60,000$60,000 or greaterMissingTotal
THERE IS A GOD82.8%
24
86.5%
90
85.1%
40
85.7%
66
88.7%
86
43086.4%
306
THERE IS A SPIRIT OR LIFE FORCE13.8%
4
10.6%
11
14.9%
7
10.4%
8
10.3%
10
4411.3%
40
I DON'T BELIEVE IN ANY OF THESE3.4%
1
2.9%
3
0.0%
0
3.9%
3
1.0%
1
102.3%
8
Missing000104905
Total 100%
29
100%
104
100%
47
100%
77
100%
97
   
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