Dimensions of Religiosity, 1987

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POLITICS

The following question deals with religion. Please read the question carefully and select the response which most accurately represents your beliefs. Two political candidates are seeking the same political office. One is a member and a strong participant in a church. The other is indifferent, but not hostile, to religious organizations. Other factors being equal, do you think the candidate identified with the church would be a better public servant than the one who has no interest in religion?
  1) He definitely would
  2) He probably would
  3) Uncertain
  4) He probably would not
  5) He definitely would not

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
He definitely would 11 11% 11% -1.81
He probably would 20 20% 31% -.87
Uncertain 42 42% 73% .08
He probably would not 20 20% 93% 1.02
He definitely would not 7 7% 100% 1.96

Variable Comparisons


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
He definitely would 6.0%
3
16.0%
8
11.0%
11
He probably would 20.0%
10
20.0%
10
20.0%
20
Uncertain 48.0%
24
36.0%
18
42.0%
42
He probably would not 16.0%
8
24.0%
12
20.0%
20
He definitely would not 10.0%
5
4.0%
2
7.0%
7
TOTAL 100.0%
50
100.0%
50

100


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Other TOTAL
He definitely would 12.9%
11
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
11.0%
11
He probably would 21.2%
18
16.7%
2
0.0%
0
20.0%
20
Uncertain 38.8%
33
58.3%
7
66.7%
2
42.0%
42
He probably would not 20.0%
17
16.7%
2
33.3%
1
20.0%
20
He definitely would not 7.1%
6
8.3%
1
0.0%
0
7.0%
7
TOTAL 100.0%
85
100.0%
12
100.0%
3

100


College class (I-CSTAT)

Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior TOTAL
He definitely would 18.4%
7
4.3%
1
10.0%
2
5.3%
1
11.0%
11
He probably would 10.5%
4
47.8%
11
10.0%
2
15.8%
3
20.0%
20
Uncertain 31.6%
12
30.4%
7
55.0%
11
63.2%
12
42.0%
42
He probably would not 31.6%
12
13.0%
3
15.0%
3
10.5%
2
20.0%
20
He definitely would not 7.9%
3
4.3%
1
10.0%
2
5.3%
1
7.0%
7
TOTAL 100.0%
38
100.0%
23
100.0%
20
100.0%
19

100

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