A Study of the North American Hispanic Adventist Church - Adult Survey, 1994

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DESCSALV

Which of the following is the best description of your concept of salvation?
  1) God's gift of salvation is free, yet I must keep the law to be worthy to receive it.
  2) Since keeping the law has no merit with God, salvation means I no longer need to obey the law.
  3) By faith I accept God's free gift of salvation, and as a result God gives me the power to keep his law.
  4) My salvation depends on whether I keep the law perfectly.

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
God's gift of salvation is free, yet I must keep the law to be worthy to receive it. 422 20.4% 20.4% -1.9
Since keeping the law has no merit with God, salvation means I no longer need to obey the law. 3 .1% 20.5% -.75
By faith I accept God's free gift of salvation, and as a result God gives me the power to keep his law. 1522 73.5% 94% .4
My salvation depends on whether I keep the law perfectly. 124 6% 100% 1.55

Variable Comparisons


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
God's gift of salvation is free, yet I must keep the law to be worthy to receive it. 19.0%
169
21.0%
229
20.1%
398
Since keeping the law has no merit with God, salvation means I no longer need to obey the law. 0.2%
2
0.1%
1
0.2%
3
By faith I accept God's free gift of salvation, and as a result God gives me the power to keep his law. 75.1%
668
73.5%
803
74.2%
1471
My salvation depends on whether I keep the law perfectly. 5.6%
50
5.5%
60
5.5%
110
TOTAL 100.0%
889
100.0%
1093

1982


Education (I-EDUCATN)

H.S. Some coll. Coll. grad Grad Schl. TOTAL
God's gift of salvation is free, yet I must keep the law to be worthy to receive it. 24.6%
100
20.5%
115
18.8%
81
12.5%
33
11.2%
10
19.3%
339
Since keeping the law has no merit with God, salvation means I no longer need to obey the law. 0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
2
By faith I accept God's free gift of salvation, and as a result God gives me the power to keep his law. 67.1%
273
73.0%
410
77.0%
332
85.6%
225
88.8%
79
75.3%
1319
My salvation depends on whether I keep the law perfectly. 8.1%
33
6.6%
37
3.9%
17
1.9%
5
0.0%
0
5.3%
92
TOTAL 100.0%
407
100.0%
562
100.0%
431
100.0%
263
100.0%
89

1752


Race/Ethnicity (I-ETHNICTY)

Mexican Latino-Am Cubn/Domn Puerto Rcn Other TOTAL
God's gift of salvation is free, yet I must keep the law to be worthy to receive it. 19.8%
123
17.3%
58
20.3%
46
20.3%
38
21.6%
126
20.0%
391
Since keeping the law has no merit with God, salvation means I no longer need to obey the law. 0.0%
0
0.6%
2
0.0%
0
0.5%
1
0.0%
0
0.2%
3
By faith I accept God's free gift of salvation, and as a result God gives me the power to keep his law. 72.9%
453
78.5%
263
74.4%
169
72.7%
136
72.5%
422
73.9%
1443
My salvation depends on whether I keep the law perfectly. 7.2%
45
3.6%
12
5.3%
12
6.4%
12
5.8%
34
5.9%
115
TOTAL 100.0%
621
100.0%
335
100.0%
227
100.0%
187
100.0%
582

1952


Age (I-AGE)

29 & under 30-37 38-45 46-57 58 & over TOTAL
God's gift of salvation is free, yet I must keep the law to be worthy to receive it. 25.3%
126
17.8%
100
18.7%
84
20.2%
72
18.7%
35
20.3%
417
Since keeping the law has no merit with God, salvation means I no longer need to obey the law. 0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
1.1%
2
0.1%
3
By faith I accept God's free gift of salvation, and as a result God gives me the power to keep his law. 66.3%
331
76.6%
431
77.1%
346
75.8%
270
72.7%
136
73.7%
1514
My salvation depends on whether I keep the law perfectly. 8.2%
41
5.7%
32
4.2%
19
3.9%
14
7.5%
14
5.8%
120
TOTAL 100.0%
499
100.0%
563
100.0%
449
100.0%
356
100.0%
187

2054


Household income (I-INCOME)

< 10K 10K-24,999 25K-49,999 50K & over TOTAL
God's gift of salvation is free, yet I must keep the law to be worthy to receive it. 21.4%
101
20.8%
162
17.7%
91
14.1%
22
19.6%
376
Since keeping the law has no merit with God, salvation means I no longer need to obey the law. 0.2%
1
0.1%
1
0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.2%
3
By faith I accept God's free gift of salvation, and as a result God gives me the power to keep his law. 69.1%
326
72.9%
567
80.1%
411
83.3%
130
74.7%
1434
My salvation depends on whether I keep the law perfectly. 9.3%
44
6.2%
48
1.9%
10
2.6%
4
5.5%
106
TOTAL 100.0%
472
100.0%
778
100.0%
513
100.0%
156

1919


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Div/Sep. Widowed Never marr Comm.relat TOTAL
God's gift of salvation is free, yet I must keep the law to be worthy to receive it. 20.3%
268
18.3%
66
16.0%
13
21.7%
51
47.4%
9
20.2%
407
Since keeping the law has no merit with God, salvation means I no longer need to obey the law. 0.2%
2
0.0%
0
1.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
3
By faith I accept God's free gift of salvation, and as a result God gives me the power to keep his law. 73.7%
975
74.8%
270
77.8%
63
73.6%
173
47.4%
9
73.8%
1490
My salvation depends on whether I keep the law perfectly. 5.9%
78
6.9%
25
4.9%
4
4.7%
11
5.3%
1
5.9%
119
TOTAL 100.0%
1323
100.0%
361
100.0%
81
100.0%
235
100.0%
19

2019


Political party (I-POLPARTY)

Republican Democrat Independent Don't have a political affiliation TOTAL
God's gift of salvation is free, yet I must keep the law to be worthy to receive it. 19.6%
51
20.2%
87
21.9%
16
19.4%
230
19.7%
384
Since keeping the law has no merit with God, salvation means I no longer need to obey the law. 0.0%
0
0.2%
1
1.4%
1
0.1%
1
0.2%
3
By faith I accept God's free gift of salvation, and as a result God gives me the power to keep his law. 76.2%
198
73.8%
318
71.2%
52
74.0%
878
74.1%
1446
My salvation depends on whether I keep the law perfectly. 4.2%
11
5.8%
25
5.5%
4
6.6%
78
6.0%
118
TOTAL 100.0%
260
100.0%
431
100.0%
73
100.0%
1187

1951


Political ideology (I-POLORIEN)

Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't have a political orientation TOTAL
God's gift of salvation is free, yet I must keep the law to be worthy to receive it. 17.0%
75
18.4%
68
26.5%
27
20.9%
217
19.8%
387
Since keeping the law has no merit with God, salvation means I no longer need to obey the law. 0.0%
0
0.5%
2
0.0%
0
0.1%
1
0.2%
3
By faith I accept God's free gift of salvation, and as a result God gives me the power to keep his law. 78.6%
346
77.6%
287
67.6%
69
71.5%
742
74.1%
1444
My salvation depends on whether I keep the law perfectly. 4.3%
19
3.5%
13
5.9%
6
7.5%
78
5.9%
116
TOTAL 100.0%
440
100.0%
370
100.0%
102
100.0%
1038

1950


Language of interview (I-LANGUAGE)

Only Spanish Spanish better than English Both equally English better than Spanish Only English TOTAL
God's gift of salvation is free, yet I must keep the law to be worthy to receive it. 21.4%
112
20.1%
172
19.7%
90
19.2%
34
17.6%
3
20.2%
411
Since keeping the law has no merit with God, salvation means I no longer need to obey the law. 0.0%
0
0.2%
2
0.0%
0
0.6%
1
0.0%
0
0.1%
3
By faith I accept God's free gift of salvation, and as a result God gives me the power to keep his law. 67.9%
355
75.2%
644
75.8%
347
76.8%
136
82.4%
14
73.7%
1496
My salvation depends on whether I keep the law perfectly. 10.7%
56
4.4%
38
4.6%
21
3.4%
6
0.0%
0
6.0%
121
TOTAL 100.0%
523
100.0%
856
100.0%
458
100.0%
177
100.0%
17

2031

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