Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963

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FUTRATHE

How do you feel about the future of the atheistic beliefs 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. 574 21.5% 21.5% -1.36
It will continue about the same as it is. 990 37.1% 58.6% -.38
It will probably lose some influence. 615 23% 81.6% .61
It will probably grow rather weak. 490 18.4% 100% 1.59

Variable Comparisons


Education (I-EDUCRCDE)

Some HS HS Degree Some Colle Coll Degr Post Grad TOTAL
It will probably gain more and more influence. 20.1%
77
17.3%
102
23.9%
195
17.3%
78
29.7%
115
21.6%
567
It will continue about the same as it is. 29.8%
114
35.7%
211
36.7%
299
41.5%
187
41.9%
162
37.0%
973
It will probably lose some influence. 24.5%
94
23.5%
139
22.6%
184
24.6%
111
19.9%
77
23.0%
605
It will probably grow rather weak. 25.6%
98
23.5%
139
16.8%
137
16.6%
75
8.5%
33
18.3%
482
TOTAL 100.0%
383
100.0%
591
100.0%
815
100.0%
451
100.0%
387

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Income categories (I-INCMRCDE)

$12K+ $10K+ $7K+ $5K+ $4K+ TOTAL
It will probably gain more and more influence. 22.1%
161
18.0%
74
23.0%
158
20.6%
87
26.8%
68
21.9%
548
It will continue about the same as it is. 41.6%
303
39.6%
163
36.1%
248
36.7%
155
27.6%
70
37.5%
939
It will probably lose some influence. 22.5%
164
25.2%
104
20.8%
143
22.7%
96
24.4%
62
22.7%
569
It will probably grow rather weak. 13.9%
101
17.2%
71
20.1%
138
19.9%
84
21.3%
54
17.9%
448
TOTAL 100.0%
729
100.0%
412
100.0%
687
100.0%
422
100.0%
254

2504


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. 17.9%
165
20.6%
170
34.6%
144
18.7%
94
33.3%
1
21.5%
574
It will continue about the same as it is. 43.0%
396
36.3%
300
30.8%
128
32.7%
164
66.7%
2
37.1%
990
It will probably lose some influence. 24.8%
229
25.9%
214
17.3%
72
19.9%
100
0.0%
0
23.0%
615
It will probably grow rather weak. 14.3%
132
17.2%
142
17.3%
72
28.7%
144
0.0%
0
18.4%
490
TOTAL 100.0%
922
100.0%
826
100.0%
416
100.0%
502
100.0%
3

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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. 24.3%
269
20.2%
237
17.5%
68
21.5%
574
It will continue about the same as it is. 37.3%
413
38.0%
446
33.8%
131
37.1%
990
It will probably lose some influence. 20.2%
223
24.7%
290
26.3%
102
23.0%
615
It will probably grow rather weak. 18.2%
201
17.2%
202
22.4%
87
18.4%
490
TOTAL 100.0%
1106
100.0%
1175
100.0%
388

2669


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
It will probably gain more and more influence. 24.0%
237
20.0%
337
21.5%
574
It will continue about the same as it is. 37.4%
369
36.9%
620
37.1%
989
It will probably lose some influence. 23.9%
236
22.5%
379
23.1%
615
It will probably grow rather weak. 14.7%
145
20.5%
345
18.4%
490
TOTAL 100.0%
987
100.0%
1681

2668

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