Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963

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FSTBAPTS

It sometimes happens when we first meet a person that we know only one thing about him. We may know what he does for a living, or what his religion is or where he comes from, and so on. We all tend to form a first impression of this person on the basis of this one thing we know about him. Now, would you put yourself in the situation of just having met a person and the only thing you know about him is that he is a Baptist. -- Knowing only this one thing about him, what would your immediate reaction tend to be?
  1) I think I would feel friendly and at ease.
  2) I think I would feel friendly, but somewhat uneasy.
  3) I think I would feel uneasy and somewhat unfriendly.
  4) I think I would feel quite unfriendly.
  5) I think I would feel nothing either way.

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
I think I would feel friendly and at ease. 1818 65.7% 65.7% -.66
I think I would feel friendly, but somewhat uneasy. 208 7.5% 73.2% -.08
I think I would feel uneasy and somewhat unfriendly. 18 .7% 73.8% .5
I think I would feel quite unfriendly. 4 .1% 74% 1.08
I think I would feel nothing either way. 721 26% 100% 1.66

Variable Comparisons


Education (I-EDUCRCDE)

Some HS HS Degree Some Colle Coll Degr Post Grad TOTAL
I think I would feel friendly and at ease. 69.8%
289
65.0%
396
67.4%
576
63.5%
289
60.9%
238
65.6%
1788
I think I would feel friendly, but somewhat uneasy. 9.2%
38
5.4%
33
8.0%
68
7.3%
33
8.4%
33
7.5%
205
I think I would feel uneasy and somewhat unfriendly. 0.0%
0
0.2%
1
0.6%
5
0.9%
4
2.0%
8
0.7%
18
I think I would feel quite unfriendly. 0.0%
0
0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.2%
1
0.5%
2
0.1%
4
I think I would feel nothing either way. 21.0%
87
29.2%
178
24.1%
206
28.1%
128
28.1%
110
26.0%
709
TOTAL 100.0%
414
100.0%
609
100.0%
855
100.0%
455
100.0%
391

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Income categories (I-INCMRCDE)

$12K+ $10K+ $7K+ $5K+ $4K+ TOTAL
I think I would feel friendly and at ease. 64.8%
481
63.9%
271
65.7%
462
63.5%
273
70.3%
194
65.3%
1681
I think I would feel friendly, but somewhat uneasy. 6.3%
47
6.6%
28
6.4%
45
10.7%
46
10.5%
29
7.6%
195
I think I would feel uneasy and somewhat unfriendly. 0.4%
3
1.2%
5
0.9%
6
0.5%
2
0.4%
1
0.7%
17
I think I would feel quite unfriendly. 0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.3%
2
0.0%
0
0.4%
1
0.2%
4
I think I would feel nothing either way. 28.3%
210
28.3%
120
26.7%
188
25.3%
109
18.5%
51
26.3%
678
TOTAL 100.0%
742
100.0%
424
100.0%
703
100.0%
430
100.0%
276

2575


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
I think I would feel friendly and at ease. 58.9%
557
75.7%
655
81.3%
351
48.4%
253
50.0%
2
65.7%
1818
I think I would feel friendly, but somewhat uneasy. 9.3%
88
5.0%
43
6.5%
28
9.2%
48
25.0%
1
7.5%
208
I think I would feel uneasy and somewhat unfriendly. 1.2%
11
0.3%
3
0.5%
2
0.4%
2
0.0%
0
0.7%
18
I think I would feel quite unfriendly. 0.3%
3
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.1%
4
I think I would feel nothing either way. 30.3%
286
19.0%
164
11.8%
51
41.9%
219
25.0%
1
26.0%
721
TOTAL 100.0%
945
100.0%
865
100.0%
432
100.0%
523
100.0%
4

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Age (I-AGERECDE)

Age 39 and under Age 40-59 Age 60 and over TOTAL
I think I would feel friendly and at ease. 61.4%
693
66.8%
816
73.7%
309
65.7%
1818
I think I would feel friendly, but somewhat uneasy. 8.9%
100
6.3%
77
7.4%
31
7.5%
208
I think I would feel uneasy and somewhat unfriendly. 1.2%
13
0.4%
5
0.0%
0
0.7%
18
I think I would feel quite unfriendly. 0.1%
1
0.2%
2
0.2%
1
0.1%
4
I think I would feel nothing either way. 28.5%
321
26.4%
322
18.6%
78
26.0%
721
TOTAL 100.0%
1128
100.0%
1222
100.0%
419

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Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
I think I would feel friendly and at ease. 62.4%
626
67.5%
1191
65.6%
1817
I think I would feel friendly, but somewhat uneasy. 8.3%
83
7.1%
125
7.5%
208
I think I would feel uneasy and somewhat unfriendly. 0.8%
8
0.6%
10
0.7%
18
I think I would feel quite unfriendly. 0.0%
0
0.2%
4
0.1%
4
I think I would feel nothing either way. 28.6%
287
24.6%
434
26.0%
721
TOTAL 100.0%
1004
100.0%
1764

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