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State of the First Amendment Survey, 2005 - Analysis

TNGODLAW

In your opinion, is a display of the Ten Commandments in a public building primarily an acknowledgement of God or primarily a statement about the roots of our laws?
 FrequencyPercentCumulative PercentZ-Score
1) Primarily an acknowledgement of God36136.0%36.0%-0.61
2) Primarily a statement about the root of our laws52452.2%88.2%-0.08
3) Neither545.4%93.6%0.46
9) Don't know/Refused646.4%100.0%3.65





Age (I-AGE)

 18-30 years old31-44 years old45-61 years old62+ years oldMissingTotal
Primarily an acknowledgement of God39.5%
70
40.7%
88
34.0%
124
33.0%
77
236.2%
359
Primarily a statement about the root of our laws53.1%
94
49.5%
107
54.2%
198
51.1%
119
652.3%
518
Neither5.1%
9
3.7%
8
5.2%
19
6.4%
15
35.1%
51
Don't know/Refused2.3%
4
6.0%
13
6.6%
24
9.4%
22
16.4%
63
Missing0000120
Total 100%
177
100%
216
100%
365
100%
233
   
991

Gender (I-GENDER)

 MaleFemaleMissingTotal
Primarily an acknowledgement of God34.2%
165
37.6%
196
036.0%
361
Primarily a statement about the root of our laws52.7%
254
51.8%
270
052.2%
524
Neither6.0%
29
4.8%
25
05.4%
54
Don't know/Refused7.1%
34
5.8%
30
06.4%
64
Missing0000
Total 100%
482
100%
521
   
1003

Education (I-EDUC)

 Less than high schoolHigh school graduateSome collegeCollege graduatePost-graduateMissingTotal
Primarily an acknowledgement of God36.2%
25
30.7%
78
32.4%
85
38.8%
99
46.2%
73
136.1%
360
Primarily a statement about the root of our laws50.7%
35
57.5%
146
56.5%
148
48.6%
124
42.4%
67
452.1%
520
Neither4.3%
3
4.7%
12
6.1%
16
5.5%
14
5.7%
9
05.4%
54
Don't know/Refused8.7%
6
7.1%
18
5.0%
13
7.1%
18
5.7%
9
06.4%
64
Missing0000050
Total 100%
69
100%
254
100%
262
100%
255
100%
158
   
998

Household income (I-INCOME)

 Less than $40,000$40,000 or moreMissingTotal
Primarily an acknowledgement of God31.3%
90
38.4%
238
3336.1%
328
Primarily a statement about the root of our laws54.2%
156
52.1%
323
4552.8%
479
Neither7.3%
21
5.0%
31
25.7%
52
Don't know/Refused7.3%
21
4.5%
28
155.4%
49
Missing00950
Total 100%
288
100%
620
   
908

Race (I-RACE)

 WhiteBlackHispanicAsianOtherMissingTotal
Primarily an acknowledgement of God34.7%
288
54.3%
38
30.6%
11
29.4%
5
57.1%
12
736.4%
354
Primarily a statement about the root of our laws53.7%
445
31.4%
22
50.0%
18
64.7%
11
42.9%
9
1951.9%
505
Neither5.2%
43
7.1%
5
11.1%
4
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
25.3%
52
Don't know/Refused6.4%
53
7.1%
5
8.3%
3
5.9%
1
0.0%
0
26.4%
62
Missing00000300
Total 100%
829
100%
70
100%
36
100%
17
100%
21
   
973

Religion (I-RELIGION)

 No Religious AffiliationCatholicProtestantJewishOtherMissingTotal
Primarily an acknowledgement of God34.8%
54
36.1%
78
35.6%
179
42.6%
23
44.8%
13
1436.3%
347
Primarily a statement about the root of our laws51.0%
79
51.4%
111
54.5%
274
46.3%
25
41.4%
12
2352.4%
501
Neither11.6%
18
5.6%
12
3.2%
16
5.6%
3
10.3%
3
25.4%
52
Don't know/Refused2.6%
4
6.9%
15
6.8%
34
5.6%
3
3.4%
1
76.0%
57
Missing00000460
Total 100%
155
100%
216
100%
503
100%
54
100%
29
   
957

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