Detroit Area Study, 1997: Social Change in Religion and Child Rearing

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Q385_1X

What is that other belief? Coded open-ended text variable. Two mentions are coded in order of mention. (D13)
  3) Respondent rejects term 'Heavenly Father' as too anthropomorphic, but utilizes concepts of action in describing God, i.e., 'creator,' 'judge,' 'ruler,' etc.
  4) Respondent rejects both personal and action attributes but utilizes ambiguous terminology, e.g., respondent says only that 'God is a spirit,' or 'God is the supreme being'
  7) God is a man
  90) Respondent rejects 'Heavenly Father,' but can't verbalize own beliefs, e.g., 'not a Heavenly Father--I'm not sure what you'd call him'
  997) Not applicable
  999) Refused

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Respondent rejects term 'Heavenly Father' as too anthropomorphic, but utilizes concepts of action in describing God, i.e., 'creator,' 'judge,' 'ruler,' etc. 5 1.4% 1.4% -6.23
Respondent rejects both personal and action attributes but utilizes ambiguous terminology, e.g., respondent says only that 'God is a spirit,' or 'God is the supreme being' 2 .6% 2% -6.22
God is a man 1 .3% 2.3% -6.2
Respondent rejects 'Heavenly Father,' but can't verbalize own beliefs, e.g., 'not a Heavenly Father--I'm not sure what you'd call him' 1 .3% 2.6% -5.67
Not applicable 342 97.2% 99.7% .16
Refused 1 .3% 100% .17

Variable Comparisons


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Widowed Divorced Separated Never married TOTAL
Respondent rejects term 'Heavenly Father' as too anthropomorphic, but utilizes concepts of action in describing God, i.e., 'creator,' 'judge,' 'ruler,' etc. 0.5%
1
0.0%
0
2.2%
1
0.0%
0
4.1%
3
1.4%
5
Respondent rejects both personal and action attributes but utilizes ambiguous terminology, e.g., respondent says only that 'God is a spirit,' or 'God is the supreme being' 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
2.2%
1
7.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.6%
2
God is a man 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
7.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.3%
1
Respondent rejects 'Heavenly Father,' but can't verbalize own beliefs, e.g., 'not a Heavenly Father--I'm not sure what you'd call him' 0.5%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.3%
1
Not applicable 98.4%
189
100.0%
26
95.7%
44
85.7%
12
95.9%
71
97.2%
342
Refused 0.5%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.3%
1
TOTAL 100.0%
192
100.0%
26
100.0%
46
100.0%
14
100.0%
74

352


Age (I-AGE)

21-34 35-49 50-64 65+ TOTAL
Respondent rejects term 'Heavenly Father' as too anthropomorphic, but utilizes concepts of action in describing God, i.e., 'creator,' 'judge,' 'ruler,' etc. 4.4%
4
0.7%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
1.4%
5
Respondent rejects both personal and action attributes but utilizes ambiguous terminology, e.g., respondent says only that 'God is a spirit,' or 'God is the supreme being' 0.0%
0
1.4%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.6%
2
God is a man 0.0%
0
0.7%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.3%
1
Respondent rejects 'Heavenly Father,' but can't verbalize own beliefs, e.g., 'not a Heavenly Father--I'm not sure what you'd call him' 0.0%
0
0.7%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.3%
1
Not applicable 94.5%
86
96.5%
139
100.0%
74
100.0%
43
97.2%
342
Refused 1.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.3%
1
TOTAL 100.0%
91
100.0%
144
100.0%
74
100.0%
43

352


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Respondent rejects term 'Heavenly Father' as too anthropomorphic, but utilizes concepts of action in describing God, i.e., 'creator,' 'judge,' 'ruler,' etc. 2.9%
4
0.5%
1
1.4%
5
Respondent rejects both personal and action attributes but utilizes ambiguous terminology, e.g., respondent says only that 'God is a spirit,' or 'God is the supreme being' 0.7%
1
0.5%
1
0.6%
2
God is a man 0.0%
0
0.5%
1
0.3%
1
Respondent rejects 'Heavenly Father,' but can't verbalize own beliefs, e.g., 'not a Heavenly Father--I'm not sure what you'd call him' 0.0%
0
0.5%
1
0.3%
1
Not applicable 95.7%
132
98.1%
210
97.2%
342
Refused 0.7%
1
0.0%
0
0.3%
1
TOTAL 100.0%
138
100.0%
214

352


Education (I-EDUC)

High school or less One year of college Two years of college Three years of college Four years of college Five or more years of college TOTAL
Respondent rejects term 'Heavenly Father' as too anthropomorphic, but utilizes concepts of action in describing God, i.e., 'creator,' 'judge,' 'ruler,' etc. 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
5.9%
1
4.8%
3
0.0%
0
1.2%
4
Respondent rejects both personal and action attributes but utilizes ambiguous terminology, e.g., respondent says only that 'God is a spirit,' or 'God is the supreme being' 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
1.6%
1
2.0%
1
0.6%
2
God is a man 0.0%
0
2.4%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.3%
1
Respondent rejects 'Heavenly Father,' but can't verbalize own beliefs, e.g., 'not a Heavenly Father--I'm not sure what you'd call him' 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
2.0%
1
0.3%
1
Not applicable 99.2%
117
97.6%
41
100.0%
48
94.1%
16
93.7%
59
96.1%
49
97.3%
330
Refused 0.8%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.3%
1
TOTAL 100.0%
118
100.0%
42
100.0%
48
100.0%
17
100.0%
63
100.0%
51

339


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Other TOTAL
Respondent rejects term 'Heavenly Father' as too anthropomorphic, but utilizes concepts of action in describing God, i.e., 'creator,' 'judge,' 'ruler,' etc. 1.2%
3
0.0%
0
6.3%
1
1.2%
4
Respondent rejects both personal and action attributes but utilizes ambiguous terminology, e.g., respondent says only that 'God is a spirit,' or 'God is the supreme being' 0.4%
1
1.6%
1
0.0%
0
0.6%
2
God is a man 0.0%
0
1.6%
1
0.0%
0
0.3%
1
Respondent rejects 'Heavenly Father,' but can't verbalize own beliefs, e.g., 'not a Heavenly Father--I'm not sure what you'd call him' 0.4%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.3%
1
Not applicable 97.7%
252
96.8%
60
93.8%
15
97.3%
327
Refused 0.4%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.3%
1
TOTAL 100.0%
258
100.0%
62
100.0%
16

336


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Catholic Jewish No preference Other TOTAL
Respondent rejects term 'Heavenly Father' as too anthropomorphic, but utilizes concepts of action in describing God, i.e., 'creator,' 'judge,' 'ruler,' etc. 0.6%
1
1.8%
2
0.0%
0
1.8%
1
12.5%
1
1.4%
5
Respondent rejects both personal and action attributes but utilizes ambiguous terminology, e.g., respondent says only that 'God is a spirit,' or 'God is the supreme being' 0.6%
1
0.9%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.6%
2
God is a man 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
Respondent rejects 'Heavenly Father,' but can't verbalize own beliefs, e.g., 'not a Heavenly Father--I'm not sure what you'd call him' 0.0%
0
0.9%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.3%
1
Not applicable 98.8%
160
95.5%
105
100.0%
10
98.2%
55
87.5%
7
97.4%
337
Refused 0.0%
0
0.9%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.3%
1
TOTAL 100.0%
162
100.0%
110
100.0%
10
100.0%
56
100.0%
8

346

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