Dimensions of Religious Commitment, 1987

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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. 53 54.1% 54.1% -.69
While I have some doubts, I feel basically that Jesus is Divine. 21 21.4% 75.5% -.08
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 4.1% 79.6% .54
I think that Jesus was only a man although an extraordinary one. 7 7.1% 86.7% 1.15
Frankly, I'm not entirely sure there was such a person as Jesus. 5 5.1% 91.8% 1.77
None of the above represents what I believe. 8 8.2% 100% 2.38

Variable Comparisons


Year in college (I-CLASSYR)

Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior TOTAL
Jesus is the Divine Son of God and I have no doubts about it. 50.0%
19
59.1%
13
45.0%
9
66.7%
12
54.1%
53
While I have some doubts, I feel basically that Jesus is Divine. 18.4%
7
27.3%
6
30.0%
6
11.1%
2
21.4%
21
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. 5.3%
2
4.5%
1
0.0%
0
5.6%
1
4.1%
4
I think that Jesus was only a man although an extraordinary one. 7.9%
3
0.0%
0
5.0%
1
16.7%
3
7.1%
7
Frankly, I'm not entirely sure there was such a person as Jesus. 10.5%
4
4.5%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
5.1%
5
None of the above represents what I believe. 7.9%
3
4.5%
1
20.0%
4
0.0%
0
8.2%
8
TOTAL 100.0%
38
100.0%
22
100.0%
20
100.0%
18

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Sex (I-SEX)

Female Male TOTAL
Jesus is the Divine Son of God and I have no doubts about it. 46.9%
23
61.2%
30
54.1%
53
While I have some doubts, I feel basically that Jesus is Divine. 24.5%
12
18.4%
9
21.4%
21
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. 2.0%
1
6.1%
3
4.1%
4
I think that Jesus was only a man although an extraordinary one. 8.2%
4
6.1%
3
7.1%
7
Frankly, I'm not entirely sure there was such a person as Jesus. 6.1%
3
4.1%
2
5.1%
5
None of the above represents what I believe. 12.2%
6
4.1%
2
8.2%
8
TOTAL 100.0%
49
100.0%
49

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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. 86.7%
13
81.0%
17
54.5%
6
60.0%
6
35.7%
5
22.2%
6
54.1%
53
While I have some doubts, I feel basically that Jesus is Divine. 13.3%
2
14.3%
3
36.4%
4
30.0%
3
21.4%
3
22.2%
6
21.4%
21
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. 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
14.3%
2
7.4%
2
4.1%
4
I think that Jesus was only a man although an extraordinary one. 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
14.3%
2
18.5%
5
7.1%
7
Frankly, I'm not entirely sure there was such a person as Jesus. 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
9.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
14.8%
4
5.1%
5
None of the above represents what I believe. 0.0%
0
4.8%
1
0.0%
0
10.0%
1
14.3%
2
14.8%
4
8.2%
8
TOTAL 100.0%
15
100.0%
21
100.0%
11
100.0%
10
100.0%
14
100.0%
27

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Race (I-RACE)

White Black Asian Pacific Islander Other TOTAL
Jesus is the Divine Son of God and I have no doubts about it. 50.6%
42
83.3%
10
0.0%
0
100.0%
1
0.0%
0
54.1%
53
While I have some doubts, I feel basically that Jesus is Divine. 24.1%
20
8.3%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
21.4%
21
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. 4.8%
4
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
4.1%
4
I think that Jesus was only a man although an extraordinary one. 7.2%
6
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
100.0%
1
7.1%
7
Frankly, I'm not entirely sure there was such a person as Jesus. 4.8%
4
0.0%
0
100.0%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
5.1%
5
None of the above represents what I believe. 8.4%
7
8.3%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
8.2%
8
TOTAL 100.0%
83
100.0%
12
100.0%
1
100.0%
1
100.0%
1

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