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

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Q387_1X

What are they? Coded open-ended text variable. Two mentions are coded in order of mention. (D14.1)
  2) Philosophical beliefs; people are basically good; 'the Golden Rule'
  3) Family/social responsibilities; 'family depends on me'
  6) Mystical beliefs: some kind of help outside ourselves; oneness with the universe
  8) Self-reliance; depend on one's own strengths or belief in self
  10) God is within humans; man is God; God is a spiritual presence within individuals
  90) Generalized belief in God, but can't verbalize more specific beliefs; basic agreement with lead-in question (D14)
  97) Other
  997) Not applicable

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Philosophical beliefs; people are basically good; 'the Golden Rule' 2 .6% .6% -4.19
Family/social responsibilities; 'family depends on me' 2 .6% 1.1% -4.19
Mystical beliefs: some kind of help outside ourselves; oneness with the universe 6 1.7% 2.8% -4.17
Self-reliance; depend on one's own strengths or belief in self 3 .9% 3.7% -4.17
God is within humans; man is God; God is a spiritual presence within individuals 1 .3% 4% -4.16
Generalized belief in God, but can't verbalize more specific beliefs; basic agreement with lead-in question (D14) 3 .9% 4.8% -3.8
Other 3 .9% 5.7% -3.77
Not applicable 331 94.3% 100% .25

Variable Comparisons


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Widowed Divorced Separated Never married TOTAL
Philosophical beliefs; people are basically good; 'the Golden Rule' 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
2.2%
1
0.0%
0
1.4%
1
0.6%
2
Family/social responsibilities; 'family depends on me' 1.1%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.6%
2
Mystical beliefs: some kind of help outside ourselves; oneness with the universe 1.6%
3
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
4.1%
3
1.7%
6
Self-reliance; depend on one's own strengths or belief in self 0.5%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
2.7%
2
0.9%
3
God is within humans; man is God; God is a spiritual presence within individuals 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
1.4%
1
0.3%
1
Generalized belief in God, but can't verbalize more specific beliefs; basic agreement with lead-in question (D14) 0.5%
1
0.0%
0
2.2%
1
0.0%
0
1.4%
1
0.9%
3
Other 1.1%
2
3.7%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.9%
3
Not applicable 95.3%
181
96.3%
26
95.7%
44
100.0%
14
89.2%
66
94.3%
331
TOTAL 100.0%
190
100.0%
27
100.0%
46
100.0%
14
100.0%
74

351


Age (I-AGE)

21-34 35-49 50-64 65+ TOTAL
Philosophical beliefs; people are basically good; 'the Golden Rule' 1.1%
1
0.0%
0
1.4%
1
0.0%
0
0.6%
2
Family/social responsibilities; 'family depends on me' 1.1%
1
0.7%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.6%
2
Mystical beliefs: some kind of help outside ourselves; oneness with the universe 2.2%
2
1.4%
2
1.4%
1
2.3%
1
1.7%
6
Self-reliance; depend on one's own strengths or belief in self 2.2%
2
0.7%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.9%
3
God is within humans; man is God; God is a spiritual presence within individuals 0.0%
0
0.7%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.3%
1
Generalized belief in God, but can't verbalize more specific beliefs; basic agreement with lead-in question (D14) 1.1%
1
0.0%
0
2.7%
2
0.0%
0
0.9%
3
Other 0.0%
0
1.4%
2
0.0%
0
2.3%
1
0.9%
3
Not applicable 92.3%
84
95.1%
136
94.6%
70
95.3%
41
94.3%
331
TOTAL 100.0%
91
100.0%
143
100.0%
74
100.0%
43

351


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Philosophical beliefs; people are basically good; 'the Golden Rule' 0.0%
0
0.9%
2
0.6%
2
Family/social responsibilities; 'family depends on me' 0.7%
1
0.5%
1
0.6%
2
Mystical beliefs: some kind of help outside ourselves; oneness with the universe 2.9%
4
0.9%
2
1.7%
6
Self-reliance; depend on one's own strengths or belief in self 1.4%
2
0.5%
1
0.9%
3
God is within humans; man is God; God is a spiritual presence within individuals 0.7%
1
0.0%
0
0.3%
1
Generalized belief in God, but can't verbalize more specific beliefs; basic agreement with lead-in question (D14) 0.7%
1
0.9%
2
0.9%
3
Other 1.4%
2
0.5%
1
0.9%
3
Not applicable 92.0%
127
95.8%
204
94.3%
331
TOTAL 100.0%
138
100.0%
213

351


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
Philosophical beliefs; people are basically good; 'the Golden Rule' 0.0%
0
2.4%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
1.6%
1
0.0%
0
0.6%
2
Family/social responsibilities; 'family depends on me' 0.8%
1
0.0%
0
2.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.6%
2
Mystical beliefs: some kind of help outside ourselves; oneness with the universe 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
5.9%
1
3.2%
2
5.9%
3
1.8%
6
Self-reliance; depend on one's own strengths or belief in self 0.8%
1
2.4%
1
2.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.9%
3
God is within humans; man is God; God is a spiritual presence within individuals 0.0%
0
2.4%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.3%
1
Generalized belief in God, but can't verbalize more specific beliefs; basic agreement with lead-in question (D14) 0.0%
0
2.4%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
1.6%
1
2.0%
1
0.9%
3
Other 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
5.9%
3
0.9%
3
Not applicable 98.3%
117
90.5%
38
95.7%
45
94.1%
16
93.5%
58
86.3%
44
94.1%
318
TOTAL 100.0%
119
100.0%
42
100.0%
47
100.0%
17
100.0%
62
100.0%
51

338


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Other TOTAL
Philosophical beliefs; people are basically good; 'the Golden Rule' 0.8%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.6%
2
Family/social responsibilities; 'family depends on me' 0.4%
1
0.0%
0
6.3%
1
0.6%
2
Mystical beliefs: some kind of help outside ourselves; oneness with the universe 1.2%
3
3.2%
2
6.3%
1
1.8%
6
Self-reliance; depend on one's own strengths or belief in self 0.8%
2
1.6%
1
0.0%
0
0.9%
3
God is within humans; man is God; God is a spiritual presence within individuals 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
6.3%
1
0.3%
1
Generalized belief in God, but can't verbalize more specific beliefs; basic agreement with lead-in question (D14) 1.2%
3
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.9%
3
Other 0.8%
2
0.0%
0
6.3%
1
0.9%
3
Not applicable 94.9%
244
95.2%
59
75.0%
12
94.0%
315
TOTAL 100.0%
257
100.0%
62
100.0%
16

335


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Catholic Jewish No preference Other TOTAL
Philosophical beliefs; people are basically good; 'the Golden Rule' 0.6%
1
0.9%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.6%
2
Family/social responsibilities; 'family depends on me' 0.6%
1
0.9%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.6%
2
Mystical beliefs: some kind of help outside ourselves; oneness with the universe 1.2%
2
1.8%
2
0.0%
0
3.6%
2
0.0%
0
1.7%
6
Self-reliance; depend on one's own strengths or belief in self 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
5.4%
3
0.0%
0
0.9%
3
God is within humans; man is God; God is a spiritual presence within individuals 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
1.8%
1
0.0%
0
0.3%
1
Generalized belief in God, but can't verbalize more specific beliefs; basic agreement with lead-in question (D14) 0.0%
0
1.8%
2
11.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.9%
3
Other 1.2%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
12.5%
1
0.9%
3
Not applicable 96.3%
156
94.5%
104
88.9%
8
89.3%
50
87.5%
7
94.2%
325
TOTAL 100.0%
162
100.0%
110
100.0%
9
100.0%
56
100.0%
8

345

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