Effective Christian Education: A National Study of Protestant Congregations, 1991 - Pastors Component

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GODWORLD

Which of the following best represents your belief about how God is related to the world?
  1) God and the world are one.
  2) The world is part of God, but God is greater and larger than the world.
  3) Human beings are part of God.
  5) God transcends the world, entering the world infrequently.
  6) God transcends the world but is actively involved in the world.

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
God and the world are one. 3 .6% .6% -2.45
The world is part of God, but God is greater and larger than the world. 91 17.7% 18.3% -1.85
Human beings are part of God. 37 7.2% 25.4% -1.24
God transcends the world, entering the world infrequently. 2 .4% 25.8% -.03
God transcends the world but is actively involved in the world. 382 74.2% 100% .58

Variable Comparisons


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
God and the world are one. 0.6%
3
0.0%
0
0.6%
3
The world is part of God, but God is greater and larger than the world. 17.6%
84
18.4%
7
17.7%
91
Human beings are part of God. 7.4%
35
5.3%
2
7.2%
37
God transcends the world, entering the world infrequently. 0.4%
2
0.0%
0
0.4%
2
God transcends the world but is actively involved in the world. 73.9%
352
76.3%
29
74.1%
381
TOTAL 100.0%
476
100.0%
38

514


Race (I-RACE)

Black Latino/His White Other TOTAL
God and the world are one. 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.6%
3
0.0%
0
0.6%
3
The world is part of God, but God is greater and larger than the world. 14.3%
1
20.0%
1
17.7%
87
25.0%
2
17.8%
91
Human beings are part of God. 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
7.3%
36
0.0%
0
7.0%
36
God transcends the world, entering the world infrequently. 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.4%
2
0.0%
0
0.4%
2
God transcends the world but is actively involved in the world. 85.7%
6
80.0%
4
74.0%
364
75.0%
6
74.2%
380
TOTAL 100.0%
7
100.0%
5
100.0%
492
100.0%
8

512


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Single Married Divorced Widowed Other TOTAL
God and the world are one. 0.0%
0
0.2%
1
3.3%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.6%
3
The world is part of God, but God is greater and larger than the world. 18.8%
3
16.7%
68
21.3%
13
33.3%
3
40.0%
2
17.8%
89
Human beings are part of God. 0.0%
0
7.6%
31
4.9%
3
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
6.8%
34
God transcends the world, entering the world infrequently. 0.0%
0
0.5%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.4%
2
God transcends the world but is actively involved in the world. 81.3%
13
75.0%
306
70.5%
43
66.7%
6
60.0%
3
74.3%
371
TOTAL 100.0%
16
100.0%
408
100.0%
61
100.0%
9
100.0%
5

499


Household income (I-INCOME)

<$16,000 $16001-25K $25001-38K $38001-75K >$75,000 TOTAL
God and the world are one. 0.0%
0
0.8%
1
0.6%
1
0.7%
1
0.0%
0
0.6%
3
The world is part of God, but God is greater and larger than the world. 17.1%
7
13.2%
17
20.9%
36
16.0%
24
71.4%
5
17.8%
89
Human beings are part of God. 4.9%
2
4.7%
6
8.1%
14
8.0%
12
0.0%
0
6.8%
34
God transcends the world, entering the world infrequently. 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.6%
1
0.7%
1
0.0%
0
0.4%
2
God transcends the world but is actively involved in the world. 78.0%
32
81.4%
105
69.8%
120
74.7%
112
28.6%
2
74.3%
371
TOTAL 100.0%
41
100.0%
129
100.0%
172
100.0%
150
100.0%
7

499


Education (I-EDUCATIO)

< College College Grad degree TOTAL
God and the world are one. 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.7%
3
0.6%
3
The world is part of God, but God is greater and larger than the world. 9.1%
1
26.7%
8
17.6%
79
18.0%
88
Human beings are part of God. 0.0%
0
3.3%
1
7.1%
32
6.7%
33
God transcends the world, entering the world infrequently. 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.4%
2
0.4%
2
God transcends the world but is actively involved in the world. 90.9%
10
70.0%
21
74.2%
333
74.3%
364
TOTAL 100.0%
11
100.0%
30
100.0%
449

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