Dimensions of Religious Commitment, 1986

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Which of the following statements comes closest to expressing what you believe about Jesus? (Choose one answer)
  1) Jesus is the Divine Son of God and I have no doubts about it.
  2) While I have some doubts, I feel basically that Jesus is Divine.
  3) I feel that Jesus is a great man and very holy, but I don't feel Him to be the Son of God any more than all of us are children of God.
  4) I think that Jesus was only a man although an extraordinary one.
  5) Frankly, I'm not entirely sure there was such a person as Jesus.
  6) None of the above represents what I believe.

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Jesus is the Divine Son of God and I have no doubts about it. 51 59.3% 59.3% -.65
While I have some doubts, I feel basically that Jesus is Divine. 17 19.8% 79.1% .11
I feel that Jesus is a great man and very holy, but I don't feel Him to be the Son of God any more than all of us are children of God. 4 4.7% 83.7% .86
I think that Jesus was only a man although an extraordinary one. 9 10.5% 94.2% 1.62
Frankly, I'm not entirely sure there was such a person as Jesus. 3 3.5% 97.7% 2.38
None of the above represents what I believe. 2 2.3% 100% 3.13

Variable Comparisons


Sex (I-SEX)

Female Male TOTAL
Jesus is the Divine Son of God and I have no doubts about it. 61.0%
25
57.8%
26
59.3%
51
While I have some doubts, I feel basically that Jesus is Divine. 14.6%
6
24.4%
11
19.8%
17
I feel that Jesus is a great man and very holy, but I don't feel Him to be the Son of God any more than all of us are children of God. 4.9%
2
4.4%
2
4.7%
4
I think that Jesus was only a man although an extraordinary one. 17.1%
7
4.4%
2
10.5%
9
Frankly, I'm not entirely sure there was such a person as Jesus. 2.4%
1
4.4%
2
3.5%
3
None of the above represents what I believe. 0.0%
0
4.4%
2
2.3%
2
TOTAL 100.0%
41
100.0%
45

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Race (I-RACE)

White Black Asian Pacific Islander TOTAL
Jesus is the Divine Son of God and I have no doubts about it. 56.2%
41
80.0%
8
100.0%
1
50.0%
1
59.3%
51
While I have some doubts, I feel basically that Jesus is Divine. 21.9%
16
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
50.0%
1
19.8%
17
I feel that Jesus is a great man and very holy, but I don't feel Him to be the Son of God any more than all of us are children of God. 5.5%
4
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
4.7%
4
I think that Jesus was only a man although an extraordinary one. 9.6%
7
20.0%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
10.5%
9
Frankly, I'm not entirely sure there was such a person as Jesus. 4.1%
3
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
3.5%
3
None of the above represents what I believe. 2.7%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
2.3%
2
TOTAL 100.0%
73
100.0%
10
100.0%
1
100.0%
2

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Year in college (I-CLASSYR)

Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior TOTAL
Jesus is the Divine Son of God and I have no doubts about it. 53.6%
15
65.5%
19
50.0%
6
64.7%
11
59.3%
51
While I have some doubts, I feel basically that Jesus is Divine. 7.1%
2
24.1%
7
33.3%
4
23.5%
4
19.8%
17
I feel that Jesus is a great man and very holy, but I don't feel Him to be the Son of God any more than all of us are children of God. 7.1%
2
0.0%
0
8.3%
1
5.9%
1
4.7%
4
I think that Jesus was only a man although an extraordinary one. 25.0%
7
6.9%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
10.5%
9
Frankly, I'm not entirely sure there was such a person as Jesus. 7.1%
2
0.0%
0
8.3%
1
0.0%
0
3.5%
3
None of the above represents what I believe. 0.0%
0
3.4%
1
0.0%
0
5.9%
1
2.3%
2
TOTAL 100.0%
28
100.0%
29
100.0%
12
100.0%
17

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Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

Every week Two or three times a month About once a month About every six weeks About every three months Once or twice a year or less TOTAL
Jesus is the Divine Son of God and I have no doubts about it. 83.9%
26
81.8%
9
66.7%
8
33.3%
1
25.0%
1
24.0%
6
59.3%
51
While I have some doubts, I feel basically that Jesus is Divine. 12.9%
4
9.1%
1
25.0%
3
33.3%
1
75.0%
3
20.0%
5
19.8%
17
I feel that Jesus is a great man and very holy, but I don't feel Him to be the Son of God any more than all of us are children of God. 3.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
33.3%
1
0.0%
0
8.0%
2
4.7%
4
I think that Jesus was only a man although an extraordinary one. 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
8.3%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
32.0%
8
10.5%
9
Frankly, I'm not entirely sure there was such a person as Jesus. 0.0%
0
9.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
8.0%
2
3.5%
3
None of the above represents what I believe. 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
8.0%
2
2.3%
2
TOTAL 100.0%
31
100.0%
11
100.0%
12
100.0%
3
100.0%
4
100.0%
25

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