Comparative Values Survey of Islamic Countries

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GOODEVIL

Here are two statements which people sometimes make when discussing good and evil. 1) There are absolutely clear guidelines about what is good and evil. These always apply to everyone, whatever the circumstances. 2) There can never be absolutely clear guidelines about what is good and evil. What is good and evil depends entirely upon the circumstances at the time. Which one comes closest to your own point of view?
  -4) Not asked
  -2) No answer
  -1) Don't know
  1) There are absolutely clear guidelines about what is good and evil. These always apply to everyone, whatever the circumstances
  2) There can never be absolutely clear guidelines about what is good and evil. What is good and evil depends entirely upon the circumstances at the time
  3) Disagree with both

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Not asked 23992 77.1% 77.1% -.54
No answer 25 .1% 77.2% .34
Don't know 276 .9% 78% .79
There are absolutely clear guidelines about what is good and evil. These always apply to everyone, whatever the circumstances 4208 13.5% 91.6% 1.67
There can never be absolutely clear guidelines about what is good and evil. What is good and evil depends entirely upon the circumstances at the time 2324 7.5% 99% 2.11
Disagree with both 302 1% 100% 2.55

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

15 - 24 25 -34 35 - 44 45 - 54 55 - 64 65 or more years TOTAL
Not asked 79.9%
5666
75.6%
6877
76.8%
5362
76.7%
3139
77.3%
1827
76.3%
1109
77.2%
23980
No answer 0.0%
1
0.1%
8
0.1%
4
0.1%
4
0.0%
1
0.1%
2
0.1%
20
Don't know 0.7%
53
0.7%
62
0.9%
64
1.0%
42
1.1%
27
1.9%
27
0.9%
275
There are absolutely clear guidelines about what is good and evil. These always apply to everyone, whatever the circumstances 11.6%
820
14.5%
1320
14.1%
982
13.8%
564
13.2%
313
13.1%
190
13.5%
4189
There can never be absolutely clear guidelines about what is good and evil. What is good and evil depends entirely upon the circumstances at the time 7.0%
496
8.0%
731
7.3%
513
7.4%
302
7.1%
169
7.4%
107
7.5%
2318
Disagree with both 0.8%
57
1.1%
99
0.8%
59
1.0%
40
1.1%
27
1.2%
18
1.0%
300
TOTAL 100.0%
7093
100.0%
9097
100.0%
6984
100.0%
4091
100.0%
2364
100.0%
1453

31082


Church attendance (I-ATTEND)

More than once a week Once a week Once a month Only on special holy days/Christmas/Easter days Once a year or less often Never or practically never TOTAL
Not asked 72.8%
5600
73.9%
4221
74.1%
1519
83.8%
3556
63.1%
1713
77.2%
4440
74.7%
21049
No answer 0.1%
10
0.1%
3
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
2
0.1%
4
0.1%
19
Don't know 1.0%
77
0.8%
47
0.8%
17
0.9%
40
2.1%
57
0.6%
37
1.0%
275
There are absolutely clear guidelines about what is good and evil. These always apply to everyone, whatever the circumstances 18.7%
1438
15.8%
903
13.4%
275
7.5%
320
17.4%
473
13.8%
794
14.9%
4203
There can never be absolutely clear guidelines about what is good and evil. What is good and evil depends entirely upon the circumstances at the time 6.8%
523
8.4%
478
10.7%
219
6.6%
280
15.2%
412
7.1%
409
8.2%
2321
Disagree with both 0.6%
44
1.1%
60
1.0%
21
1.1%
47
2.1%
58
1.2%
71
1.1%
301
TOTAL 100.0%
7692
100.0%
5712
100.0%
2051
100.0%
4243
100.0%
2715
100.0%
5755

28168


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Not asked 77.1%
12091
77.1%
11897
77.1%
23988
No answer 0.1%
11
0.1%
8
0.1%
19
Don't know 0.8%
130
0.9%
146
0.9%
276
There are absolutely clear guidelines about what is good and evil. These always apply to everyone, whatever the circumstances 13.4%
2108
13.6%
2093
13.5%
4201
There can never be absolutely clear guidelines about what is good and evil. What is good and evil depends entirely upon the circumstances at the time 7.6%
1194
7.3%
1129
7.5%
2323
Disagree with both 1.0%
150
1.0%
151
1.0%
301
TOTAL 100.0%
15684
100.0%
15424

31108


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Living together as married Divorced Separated Widowed Single/Never married TOTAL
Not asked 77.9%
14776
78.7%
783
50.2%
252
52.3%
91
79.7%
952
76.8%
7091
77.1%
23945
No answer 0.1%
11
0.0%
0
0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.3%
3
0.1%
5
0.1%
20
Don't know 0.9%
177
0.9%
9
1.2%
6
1.7%
3
1.5%
18
0.7%
63
0.9%
276
There are absolutely clear guidelines about what is good and evil. These always apply to everyone, whatever the circumstances 13.1%
2481
10.7%
106
29.7%
149
27.0%
47
12.0%
143
13.8%
1278
13.5%
4204
There can never be absolutely clear guidelines about what is good and evil. What is good and evil depends entirely upon the circumstances at the time 7.1%
1349
9.0%
90
16.7%
84
17.8%
31
6.0%
72
7.5%
697
7.5%
2323
Disagree with both 0.9%
178
0.7%
7
2.0%
10
1.1%
2
0.6%
7
1.1%
98
1.0%
302
TOTAL 100.0%
18972
100.0%
995
100.0%
502
100.0%
174
100.0%
1195
100.0%
9232

31070

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