General Social Survey, 1993

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NATURGOD

Please indicate which statement is closest to your views. 1) Nature is sacred because it is created by God. 2) Nature is spiritual or sacred in itself. 3) Nature is important, but not spiritual or sacred.
  1) Nature is sacred because it is created by God.
  2) Nature is spiritual or sacred in itself.
  3) Nature is important, but not spiritual or sacred.
  8) Can't choose
  9) No answer

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Nature is sacred because it is created by God. 554 35.6% 35.6% -.77
Nature is spiritual or sacred in itself. 304 19.5% 55.1% -.34
Nature is important, but not spiritual or sacred. 493 31.7% 86.8% .08
Can't choose 130 8.3% 95.1% 2.23
No answer 76 4.9% 100% 2.66

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75 and older TOTAL
Nature is sacred because it is created by God. 35.4%
103
32.8%
180
32.7%
113
41.5%
103
45.4%
54
35.6%
553
Nature is spiritual or sacred in itself. 27.5%
80
20.9%
115
18.5%
64
12.5%
31
10.9%
13
19.5%
303
Nature is important, but not spiritual or sacred. 24.1%
70
33.9%
186
33.8%
117
33.5%
83
29.4%
35
31.6%
491
Can't choose 8.6%
25
9.5%
52
9.0%
31
5.2%
13
7.6%
9
8.4%
130
No answer 4.5%
13
2.9%
16
6.1%
21
7.3%
18
6.7%
8
4.9%
76
TOTAL 100.0%
291
100.0%
549
100.0%
346
100.0%
248
100.0%
119

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Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

Less than once a year About once or twice a year Several times a year About once a month Two to three times a month Nearly every week Once a week or more TOTAL
Nature is sacred because it is created by God. 20.2%
78
22.2%
41
40.6%
69
29.1%
32
33.6%
45
49.0%
47
51.5%
228
35.4%
540
Nature is spiritual or sacred in itself. 27.5%
106
28.1%
52
12.4%
21
28.2%
31
21.6%
29
11.5%
11
11.1%
49
19.6%
299
Nature is important, but not spiritual or sacred. 35.8%
138
37.8%
70
33.5%
57
30.9%
34
26.9%
36
27.1%
26
27.5%
122
31.7%
483
Can't choose 10.9%
42
8.6%
16
9.4%
16
5.5%
6
11.9%
16
9.4%
9
5.0%
22
8.3%
127
No answer 5.7%
22
3.2%
6
4.1%
7
6.4%
7
6.0%
8
3.1%
3
5.0%
22
4.9%
75
TOTAL 100.0%
386
100.0%
185
100.0%
170
100.0%
110
100.0%
134
100.0%
96
100.0%
443

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Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school Junior college Bachelor's degree Graduate degree TOTAL
Nature is sacred because it is created by God. 53.0%
150
35.1%
286
35.1%
33
25.3%
63
18.4%
21
35.6%
553
Nature is spiritual or sacred in itself. 11.3%
32
18.9%
154
24.5%
23
26.5%
66
24.6%
28
19.5%
303
Nature is important, but not spiritual or sacred. 18.7%
53
31.7%
258
28.7%
27
39.0%
97
50.9%
58
31.7%
493
Can't choose 10.2%
29
9.8%
80
5.3%
5
4.4%
11
4.4%
5
8.4%
130
No answer 6.7%
19
4.4%
36
6.4%
6
4.8%
12
1.8%
2
4.8%
75
TOTAL 100.0%
283
100.0%
814
100.0%
94
100.0%
249
100.0%
114

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Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Nature is sacred because it is created by God. 30.0%
199
39.7%
355
35.6%
554
Nature is spiritual or sacred in itself. 18.4%
122
20.4%
182
19.5%
304
Nature is important, but not spiritual or sacred. 38.5%
255
26.6%
238
31.7%
493
Can't choose 8.6%
57
8.2%
73
8.3%
130
No answer 4.5%
30
5.1%
46
4.9%
76
TOTAL 100.0%
663
100.0%
894

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Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Catholic Jewish None Other TOTAL
Nature is sacred because it is created by God. 41.5%
413
32.4%
110
9.4%
3
11.1%
16
23.1%
9
35.5%
551
Nature is spiritual or sacred in itself. 16.5%
164
18.8%
64
28.1%
9
35.4%
51
38.5%
15
19.5%
303
Nature is important, but not spiritual or sacred. 28.3%
282
36.8%
125
56.3%
18
40.3%
58
20.5%
8
31.7%
491
Can't choose 8.3%
83
7.4%
25
3.1%
1
10.4%
15
15.4%
6
8.4%
130
No answer 5.3%
53
4.7%
16
3.1%
1
2.8%
4
2.6%
1
4.8%
75
TOTAL 100.0%
995
100.0%
340
100.0%
32
100.0%
144
100.0%
39

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Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Liberal and extremely liberal Slightly liberal Moderate, middle of the road Slightly conservative Conservative Extremely conservative TOTAL
Nature is sacred because it is created by God. 28.7%
58
29.9%
59
36.6%
206
35.7%
92
39.9%
97
42.9%
18
35.2%
530
Nature is spiritual or sacred in itself. 31.7%
64
34.0%
67
16.5%
93
20.9%
54
7.8%
19
7.1%
3
19.9%
300
Nature is important, but not spiritual or sacred. 27.2%
55
27.4%
54
30.6%
172
32.9%
85
40.3%
98
40.5%
17
32.0%
481
Can't choose 7.4%
15
2.5%
5
11.7%
66
6.6%
17
7.4%
18
2.4%
1
8.1%
122
No answer 5.0%
10
6.1%
12
4.6%
26
3.9%
10
4.5%
11
7.1%
3
4.8%
72
TOTAL 100.0%
202
100.0%
197
100.0%
563
100.0%
258
100.0%
243
100.0%
42

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Race (I-RACE)

White Black Other TOTAL
Nature is sacred because it is created by God. 32.8%
431
52.7%
89
45.3%
34
35.6%
554
Nature is spiritual or sacred in itself. 20.8%
273
11.8%
20
14.7%
11
19.5%
304
Nature is important, but not spiritual or sacred. 33.8%
444
16.6%
28
28.0%
21
31.7%
493
Can't choose 7.8%
102
14.2%
24
5.3%
4
8.3%
130
No answer 4.8%
63
4.7%
8
6.7%
5
4.9%
76
TOTAL 100.0%
1313
100.0%
169
100.0%
75

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