Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963

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PILATE

ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO THINK THAT PONTIUS PILATE WANTED TO SPARE JESUS (PONTIUS) If you think Pilate really wanted to spare Jesus, why didn't he?
  1) A group of powerful Romans wanted Jesus dead
  2) A group of powerful Greeks wanted Jesus dead
  3) A group of powerful Jews wanted Jesus dead
  4) A group of powerful Christians wanted Jesus dead
  5) Other (Pilate was weak or afraid of an angry mob)
  6) It was God's will, etc.
  7) Romans, Greeks and Jews were responsible for Jesus' death
  9) Don't know

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
A group of powerful Romans wanted Jesus dead 534 24.1% 24.1% -1.26
A group of powerful Greeks wanted Jesus dead 4 .2% 24.2% -.61
A group of powerful Jews wanted Jesus dead 1358 61.2% 85.4% .05
A group of powerful Christians wanted Jesus dead 6 .3% 85.7% .7
Other (Pilate was weak or afraid of an angry mob) 199 9% 94.6% 1.35
It was God's will, etc. 18 .8% 95.5% 2
Romans, Greeks and Jews were responsible for Jesus' death 75 3.4% 98.8% 2.65
Don't know 26 1.2% 100% 3.96

Variable Comparisons


Education (I-EDUCRCDE)

Some HS HS Degree Some Colle Coll Degr Post Grad TOTAL
A group of powerful Romans wanted Jesus dead 23.6%
76
25.2%
119
25.2%
174
27.2%
98
18.3%
62
24.2%
529
A group of powerful Greeks wanted Jesus dead 0.3%
1
0.2%
1
0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.3%
1
0.2%
4
A group of powerful Jews wanted Jesus dead 63.4%
204
62.1%
293
59.2%
409
57.2%
206
65.5%
222
61.1%
1334
A group of powerful Christians wanted Jesus dead 0.6%
2
0.0%
0
0.4%
3
0.3%
1
0.0%
0
0.3%
6
Other (Pilate was weak or afraid of an angry mob) 8.1%
26
6.4%
30
8.7%
60
10.8%
39
12.1%
41
9.0%
196
It was God's will, etc. 0.0%
0
0.8%
4
1.4%
10
0.6%
2
0.6%
2
0.8%
18
Romans, Greeks and Jews were responsible for Jesus' death 3.1%
10
3.8%
18
3.6%
25
3.1%
11
2.1%
7
3.3%
71
Don't know 0.9%
3
1.5%
7
1.3%
9
0.8%
3
1.2%
4
1.2%
26
TOTAL 100.0%
322
100.0%
472
100.0%
691
100.0%
360
100.0%
339

2184


Income categories (I-INCMRCDE)

$12K+ $10K+ $7K+ $5K+ $4K+ TOTAL
A group of powerful Romans wanted Jesus dead 22.9%
136
24.9%
83
26.3%
151
22.5%
79
23.3%
53
24.1%
502
A group of powerful Greeks wanted Jesus dead 0.0%
0
0.3%
1
0.2%
1
0.6%
2
0.0%
0
0.2%
4
A group of powerful Jews wanted Jesus dead 63.2%
376
60.8%
203
59.1%
339
60.7%
213
61.2%
139
61.0%
1270
A group of powerful Christians wanted Jesus dead 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.5%
3
0.6%
2
0.4%
1
0.3%
6
Other (Pilate was weak or afraid of an angry mob) 9.2%
55
9.0%
30
9.4%
54
10.0%
35
7.0%
16
9.1%
190
It was God's will, etc. 1.0%
6
0.9%
3
0.7%
4
0.9%
3
0.4%
1
0.8%
17
Romans, Greeks and Jews were responsible for Jesus' death 2.5%
15
2.1%
7
3.1%
18
3.1%
11
6.6%
15
3.2%
66
Don't know 1.2%
7
2.1%
7
0.7%
4
1.7%
6
0.9%
2
1.2%
26
TOTAL 100.0%
595
100.0%
334
100.0%
574
100.0%
351
100.0%
227

2081


Denominational grouping (I-DENMSUMM)

Liberal Protestant (Congregational, Methodist, Episcopalian) Moderate Protestant (Disciples of Christ, Presbyterian, American Lutheran, American Baptist) Conservative Protestant (Missouri Lutheran, Southern Baptist, Sects) Roman Catholic Not Applicable TOTAL
A group of powerful Romans wanted Jesus dead 28.1%
197
25.2%
177
17.7%
70
21.0%
88
66.7%
2
24.1%
534
A group of powerful Greeks wanted Jesus dead 0.0%
0
0.1%
1
0.3%
1
0.5%
2
0.0%
0
0.2%
4
A group of powerful Jews wanted Jesus dead 57.7%
405
60.8%
426
69.6%
275
59.9%
251
33.3%
1
61.2%
1358
A group of powerful Christians wanted Jesus dead 0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.5%
2
0.7%
3
0.0%
0
0.3%
6
Other (Pilate was weak or afraid of an angry mob) 9.1%
64
7.7%
54
6.8%
27
12.9%
54
0.0%
0
9.0%
199
It was God's will, etc. 0.7%
5
1.3%
9
0.5%
2
0.5%
2
0.0%
0
0.8%
18
Romans, Greeks and Jews were responsible for Jesus' death 3.7%
26
3.3%
23
3.8%
15
2.6%
11
0.0%
0
3.4%
75
Don't know 0.6%
4
1.6%
11
0.8%
3
1.9%
8
0.0%
0
1.2%
26
TOTAL 100.0%
702
100.0%
701
100.0%
395
100.0%
419
100.0%
3

2220


Age (I-AGERECDE)

Age 39 and under Age 40-59 Age 60 and over TOTAL
A group of powerful Romans wanted Jesus dead 24.2%
211
24.3%
242
22.9%
81
24.1%
534
A group of powerful Greeks wanted Jesus dead 0.0%
0
0.3%
3
0.3%
1
0.2%
4
A group of powerful Jews wanted Jesus dead 58.7%
512
61.6%
612
66.1%
234
61.2%
1358
A group of powerful Christians wanted Jesus dead 0.2%
2
0.4%
4
0.0%
0
0.3%
6
Other (Pilate was weak or afraid of an angry mob) 11.8%
103
8.1%
81
4.2%
15
9.0%
199
It was God's will, etc. 0.5%
4
1.3%
13
0.3%
1
0.8%
18
Romans, Greeks and Jews were responsible for Jesus' death 2.8%
24
2.9%
29
6.2%
22
3.4%
75
Don't know 1.8%
16
1.0%
10
0.0%
0
1.2%
26
TOTAL 100.0%
872
100.0%
994
100.0%
354

2220


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
A group of powerful Romans wanted Jesus dead 21.0%
164
25.7%
370
24.1%
534
A group of powerful Greeks wanted Jesus dead 0.4%
3
0.1%
1
0.2%
4
A group of powerful Jews wanted Jesus dead 66.8%
521
58.1%
837
61.2%
1358
A group of powerful Christians wanted Jesus dead 0.3%
2
0.3%
4
0.3%
6
Other (Pilate was weak or afraid of an angry mob) 7.4%
58
9.8%
141
9.0%
199
It was God's will, etc. 0.8%
6
0.8%
12
0.8%
18
Romans, Greeks and Jews were responsible for Jesus' death 2.8%
22
3.7%
53
3.4%
75
Don't know 0.5%
4
1.5%
22
1.2%
26
TOTAL 100.0%
780
100.0%
1440

2220

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