Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963

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FUTRPRST

How do you feel about the future of the Protestant Church in America?
  1) It will probably gain more and more influence.
  2) It will continue about the same as it is.
  3) It will probably lose some influence.
  4) It will probably grow rather weak.

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
It will probably gain more and more influence. 1269 46.7% 46.7% -.9
It will continue about the same as it is. 1060 39% 85.8% .37
It will probably lose some influence. 301 11.1% 96.9% 1.65
It will probably grow rather weak. 85 3.1% 100% 2.92

Variable Comparisons


Education (I-EDUCRCDE)

Some HS HS Degree Some Colle Coll Degr Post Grad TOTAL
It will probably gain more and more influence. 53.0%
212
44.0%
264
48.6%
404
42.2%
192
44.9%
173
46.6%
1245
It will continue about the same as it is. 35.0%
140
44.3%
266
36.1%
300
42.9%
195
37.1%
143
39.1%
1044
It will probably lose some influence. 10.0%
40
8.8%
53
11.9%
99
11.6%
53
14.0%
54
11.2%
299
It will probably grow rather weak. 2.0%
8
2.8%
17
3.4%
28
3.3%
15
3.9%
15
3.1%
83
TOTAL 100.0%
400
100.0%
600
100.0%
831
100.0%
455
100.0%
385

2671


Income categories (I-INCMRCDE)

$12K+ $10K+ $7K+ $5K+ $4K+ TOTAL
It will probably gain more and more influence. 47.4%
349
48.4%
203
45.9%
320
39.0%
165
50.0%
132
46.0%
1169
It will continue about the same as it is. 38.7%
285
39.6%
166
40.6%
283
42.3%
179
35.6%
94
39.7%
1007
It will probably lose some influence. 10.5%
77
9.1%
38
11.5%
80
14.9%
63
10.2%
27
11.2%
285
It will probably grow rather weak. 3.4%
25
2.9%
12
2.0%
14
3.8%
16
4.2%
11
3.1%
78
TOTAL 100.0%
736
100.0%
419
100.0%
697
100.0%
423
100.0%
264

2539


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
It will probably gain more and more influence. 51.2%
481
55.7%
477
57.2%
238
14.3%
71
50.0%
2
46.7%
1269
It will continue about the same as it is. 38.1%
358
34.0%
291
26.4%
110
60.0%
299
50.0%
2
39.0%
1060
It will probably lose some influence. 8.2%
77
8.5%
73
13.0%
54
19.5%
97
0.0%
0
11.1%
301
It will probably grow rather weak. 2.6%
24
1.9%
16
3.4%
14
6.2%
31
0.0%
0
3.1%
85
TOTAL 100.0%
940
100.0%
857
100.0%
416
100.0%
498
100.0%
4

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Age (I-AGERECDE)

Age 39 and under Age 40-59 Age 60 and over TOTAL
It will probably gain more and more influence. 43.6%
486
46.7%
560
55.6%
223
46.7%
1269
It will continue about the same as it is. 42.0%
468
38.8%
466
31.4%
126
39.0%
1060
It will probably lose some influence. 10.9%
121
11.6%
139
10.2%
41
11.1%
301
It will probably grow rather weak. 3.5%
39
2.9%
35
2.7%
11
3.1%
85
TOTAL 100.0%
1114
100.0%
1200
100.0%
401

2715


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
It will probably gain more and more influence. 46.9%
465
46.6%
803
46.7%
1268
It will continue about the same as it is. 37.0%
367
40.2%
693
39.1%
1060
It will probably lose some influence. 11.9%
118
10.6%
183
11.1%
301
It will probably grow rather weak. 4.1%
41
2.6%
44
3.1%
85
TOTAL 100.0%
991
100.0%
1723

2714

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