Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

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Q23A

Q23 How well do you feel that each of the following words… describe God a. Absolute
  1) Very well
  2) Somewhat well
  3) Not very well
  4) Not at all
  5) Undecided

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Very well 1010 63.1% 63.1% -.65
Somewhat well 202 12.6% 75.7% .06
Not very well 83 5.2% 80.9% .78
Not at all 135 8.4% 89.3% 1.49
Undecided 171 10.7% 100% 2.2

Variable Comparisons


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very well 58.4%
405
66.7%
605
63.1%
1010
Somewhat well 14.1%
98
11.5%
104
12.6%
202
Not very well 5.9%
41
4.6%
42
5.2%
83
Not at all 10.4%
72
6.9%
63
8.4%
135
Undecided 11.2%
78
10.3%
93
10.7%
171
TOTAL 100.0%
694
100.0%
907

1601


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Other TOTAL
Very well 62.7%
886
82.8%
48
55.7%
54
63.0%
988
Somewhat well 13.1%
185
6.9%
4
11.3%
11
12.8%
200
Not very well 5.0%
70
1.7%
1
10.3%
10
5.2%
81
Not at all 8.4%
118
0.0%
0
12.4%
12
8.3%
130
Undecided 10.9%
154
8.6%
5
10.3%
10
10.8%
169
TOTAL 100.0%
1413
100.0%
58
100.0%
97

1568


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Catholic Protestant Other None TOTAL
Very well 66.7%
238
73.6%
683
50.8%
60
11.6%
20
63.6%
1001
Somewhat well 16.5%
59
12.0%
111
13.6%
16
8.1%
14
12.7%
200
Not very well 3.9%
14
4.3%
40
11.0%
13
7.6%
13
5.1%
80
Not at all 4.2%
15
3.3%
31
13.6%
16
37.8%
65
8.1%
127
Undecided 8.7%
31
6.8%
63
11.0%
13
34.9%
60
10.6%
167
TOTAL 100.0%
357
100.0%
928
100.0%
118
100.0%
172

1575


Age (I-AGE)

18-30 31-44 45-64 65+ TOTAL
Very well 57.4%
74
58.5%
216
63.9%
456
67.8%
255
63.0%
1001
Somewhat well 18.6%
24
14.4%
53
11.9%
85
10.4%
39
12.7%
201
Not very well 7.8%
10
5.7%
21
5.7%
41
2.9%
11
5.2%
83
Not at all 7.0%
9
8.7%
32
9.4%
67
6.9%
26
8.4%
134
Undecided 9.3%
12
12.7%
47
9.1%
65
12.0%
45
10.6%
169
TOTAL 100.0%
129
100.0%
369
100.0%
714
100.0%
376

1588


Church attendance (I-ATTEND)

Never < 1 Month < 1 a Week Weekly + TOTAL
Very well 28.8%
95
55.5%
247
70.2%
127
84.4%
534
63.1%
1003
Somewhat well 11.8%
39
19.8%
88
14.9%
27
7.4%
47
12.6%
201
Not very well 9.1%
30
6.3%
28
4.4%
8
2.7%
17
5.2%
83
Not at all 25.2%
83
6.1%
27
4.4%
8
2.1%
13
8.2%
131
Undecided 25.2%
83
12.4%
55
6.1%
11
3.5%
22
10.8%
171
TOTAL 100.0%
330
100.0%
445
100.0%
181
100.0%
633

1589


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

George W. Bush John Kerry Ralph Nader Somebody else No preference TOTAL
Very well 75.2%
589
49.9%
315
37.5%
9
55.1%
65
67.6%
23
63.0%
1001
Somewhat well 10.9%
85
14.4%
91
25.0%
6
15.3%
18
5.9%
2
12.7%
202
Not very well 3.2%
25
7.8%
49
12.5%
3
3.4%
4
2.9%
1
5.2%
82
Not at all 4.3%
34
13.3%
84
12.5%
3
11.0%
13
2.9%
1
8.5%
135
Undecided 6.4%
50
14.6%
92
12.5%
3
15.3%
18
20.6%
7
10.7%
170
TOTAL 100.0%
783
100.0%
631
100.0%
24
100.0%
118
100.0%
34

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Education (I-EDUC)

< High school HS grad Some college Jr college College graduate Postgraduate work/Degree TOTAL
Very well 66.7%
36
78.4%
178
70.1%
270
61.7%
79
59.4%
238
50.6%
196
63.0%
997
Somewhat well 13.0%
7
4.8%
11
9.4%
36
18.0%
23
15.2%
61
16.0%
62
12.6%
200
Not very well 5.6%
3
3.1%
7
3.6%
14
2.3%
3
7.2%
29
6.7%
26
5.2%
82
Not at all 1.9%
1
4.4%
10
7.5%
29
8.6%
11
7.2%
29
13.7%
53
8.4%
133
Undecided 13.0%
7
9.3%
21
9.4%
36
9.4%
12
11.0%
44
12.9%
50
10.7%
170
TOTAL 100.0%
54
100.0%
227
100.0%
385
100.0%
128
100.0%
401
100.0%
387

1582


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Never married Married Living as married Separated/Divorced Widowed TOTAL
Very well 55.9%
104
65.2%
638
55.9%
33
58.7%
135
67.2%
86
63.0%
996
Somewhat well 16.7%
31
12.4%
121
15.3%
9
11.7%
27
9.4%
12
12.7%
200
Not very well 5.9%
11
5.3%
52
10.2%
6
4.3%
10
2.3%
3
5.2%
82
Not at all 10.8%
20
7.6%
74
6.8%
4
11.7%
27
6.3%
8
8.4%
133
Undecided 10.8%
20
9.5%
93
11.9%
7
13.5%
31
14.8%
19
10.8%
170
TOTAL 100.0%
186
100.0%
978
100.0%
59
100.0%
230
100.0%
128

1581


Household income (I-INCOME)

< $20,000 $20,001-$35,000 $35,001-$50,000 $50,001 - $100,000 $100,001+ TOTAL
Very well 69.1%
121
68.1%
145
65.0%
186
61.8%
324
55.5%
177
62.8%
953
Somewhat well 9.7%
17
9.9%
21
12.6%
36
13.4%
70
14.7%
47
12.6%
191
Not very well 4.0%
7
3.8%
8
4.2%
12
6.3%
33
7.2%
23
5.5%
83
Not at all 5.1%
9
8.0%
17
7.3%
21
8.2%
43
11.9%
38
8.4%
128
Undecided 12.0%
21
10.3%
22
10.8%
31
10.3%
54
10.7%
34
10.7%
162
TOTAL 100.0%
175
100.0%
213
100.0%
286
100.0%
524
100.0%
319

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