Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963

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How do you feel about the future of the Catholic 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. 1450 52.9% 52.9% -.83
It will continue about the same as it is. 959 35% 87.9% .54
It will probably lose some influence. 295 10.8% 98.7% 1.9
It will probably grow rather weak. 37 1.3% 100% 3.27

Variable Comparisons


Education (I-EDUCRCDE)

Some HS HS Degree Some Colle Coll Degr Post Grad TOTAL
It will probably gain more and more influence. 56.9%
234
51.2%
309
55.4%
462
49.9%
228
49.0%
190
52.8%
1423
It will continue about the same as it is. 30.4%
125
38.6%
233
33.3%
278
37.6%
172
35.6%
138
35.1%
946
It will probably lose some influence. 10.5%
43
9.0%
54
10.3%
86
11.4%
52
13.9%
54
10.7%
289
It will probably grow rather weak. 2.2%
9
1.2%
7
1.0%
8
1.1%
5
1.5%
6
1.3%
35
TOTAL 100.0%
411
100.0%
603
100.0%
834
100.0%
457
100.0%
388

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Income categories (I-INCMRCDE)

$12K+ $10K+ $7K+ $5K+ $4K+ TOTAL
It will probably gain more and more influence. 53.7%
399
54.3%
229
49.9%
349
55.5%
237
49.6%
134
52.6%
1348
It will continue about the same as it is. 33.9%
252
32.2%
136
39.8%
278
34.4%
147
36.7%
99
35.6%
912
It will probably lose some influence. 10.9%
81
12.6%
53
9.3%
65
8.9%
38
11.5%
31
10.5%
268
It will probably grow rather weak. 1.5%
11
0.9%
4
1.0%
7
1.2%
5
2.2%
6
1.3%
33
TOTAL 100.0%
743
100.0%
422
100.0%
699
100.0%
427
100.0%
270

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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. 44.4%
419
49.6%
420
58.6%
248
69.3%
363
0.0%
0
52.9%
1450
It will continue about the same as it is. 40.8%
385
35.9%
304
28.1%
119
28.2%
148
75.0%
3
35.0%
959
It will probably lose some influence. 13.8%
130
13.0%
110
10.4%
44
1.9%
10
25.0%
1
10.8%
295
It will probably grow rather weak. 1.0%
9
1.5%
13
2.8%
12
0.6%
3
0.0%
0
1.3%
37
TOTAL 100.0%
943
100.0%
847
100.0%
423
100.0%
524
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. 49.4%
556
54.7%
662
57.1%
232
52.9%
1450
It will continue about the same as it is. 36.8%
414
34.3%
415
32.0%
130
35.0%
959
It will probably lose some influence. 12.2%
137
9.8%
118
9.9%
40
10.8%
295
It will probably grow rather weak. 1.6%
18
1.2%
15
1.0%
4
1.3%
37
TOTAL 100.0%
1125
100.0%
1210
100.0%
406

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Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
It will probably gain more and more influence. 56.3%
561
50.9%
888
52.9%
1449
It will continue about the same as it is. 29.6%
295
38.1%
664
35.0%
959
It will probably lose some influence. 12.3%
123
9.9%
172
10.8%
295
It will probably grow rather weak. 1.7%
17
1.1%
20
1.4%
37
TOTAL 100.0%
996
100.0%
1744

2740

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