Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963

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If a person refuses to tell people his religious affiliation, what would you think of this? (Check as many answers as you agree with.) -- First answer
  1) He must have something to hide or be ashamed of his religion
  2) A man should be proud of his religion or change it
  3) A man has a right to keep his religious affiliation to himself
  4) I'd wonder about someone who was afraid to admit religion
  5) He is probably covering up the fact that he has no religion

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
He must have something to hide or be ashamed of his religion 616 21.8% 21.8% -1.51
A man should be proud of his religion or change it 418 14.8% 36.6% -.63
A man has a right to keep his religious affiliation to himself 1043 36.9% 73.4% .26
I'd wonder about someone who was afraid to admit religion 682 24.1% 97.5% 1.15
He is probably covering up the fact that he has no religion 70 2.5% 100% 2.03

Variable Comparisons


Education (I-EDUCRCDE)

Some HS HS Degree Some Colle Coll Degr Post Grad TOTAL
He must have something to hide or be ashamed of his religion 32.6%
140
25.7%
159
20.0%
174
16.0%
74
14.0%
56
21.7%
603
A man should be proud of his religion or change it 24.7%
106
14.6%
90
14.3%
125
10.2%
47
10.3%
41
14.7%
409
A man has a right to keep his religious affiliation to himself 26.8%
115
34.1%
211
38.0%
331
41.0%
190
44.9%
179
36.9%
1026
I'd wonder about someone who was afraid to admit religion 12.6%
54
23.0%
142
25.2%
220
31.3%
145
28.8%
115
24.3%
676
He is probably covering up the fact that he has no religion 3.3%
14
2.6%
16
2.5%
22
1.5%
7
2.0%
8
2.4%
67
TOTAL 100.0%
429
100.0%
618
100.0%
872
100.0%
463
100.0%
399

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Income categories (I-INCMRCDE)

$12K+ $10K+ $7K+ $5K+ $4K+ TOTAL
He must have something to hide or be ashamed of his religion 15.4%
116
24.4%
105
21.5%
154
24.1%
107
28.3%
80
21.4%
562
A man should be proud of his religion or change it 10.8%
81
10.7%
46
15.6%
112
15.1%
67
23.0%
65
14.1%
371
A man has a right to keep his religious affiliation to himself 42.8%
322
38.5%
166
35.0%
251
32.7%
145
31.8%
90
37.1%
974
I'd wonder about someone who was afraid to admit religion 29.3%
220
23.9%
103
25.8%
185
25.5%
113
13.4%
38
25.1%
659
He is probably covering up the fact that he has no religion 1.7%
13
2.6%
11
2.1%
15
2.7%
12
3.5%
10
2.3%
61
TOTAL 100.0%
752
100.0%
431
100.0%
717
100.0%
444
100.0%
283

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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
He must have something to hide or be ashamed of his religion 16.6%
161
19.3%
169
39.7%
175
20.7%
111
0.0%
0
21.8%
616
A man should be proud of his religion or change it 12.8%
124
16.1%
141
21.3%
94
10.8%
58
33.3%
1
14.8%
418
A man has a right to keep his religious affiliation to himself 43.5%
423
34.1%
299
18.4%
81
44.4%
238
66.7%
2
36.9%
1043
I'd wonder about someone who was afraid to admit religion 25.2%
245
27.9%
245
17.5%
77
21.5%
115
0.0%
0
24.1%
682
He is probably covering up the fact that he has no religion 2.0%
19
2.6%
23
3.2%
14
2.6%
14
0.0%
0
2.5%
70
TOTAL 100.0%
972
100.0%
877
100.0%
441
100.0%
536
100.0%
3

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Age (I-AGERECDE)

Age 39 and under Age 40-59 Age 60 and over TOTAL
He must have something to hide or be ashamed of his religion 21.6%
248
21.1%
263
24.2%
105
21.8%
616
A man should be proud of his religion or change it 10.5%
121
13.6%
169
29.6%
128
14.8%
418
A man has a right to keep his religious affiliation to himself 37.8%
434
38.1%
475
30.9%
134
36.9%
1043
I'd wonder about someone who was afraid to admit religion 27.9%
320
24.7%
308
12.5%
54
24.1%
682
He is probably covering up the fact that he has no religion 2.3%
26
2.6%
32
2.8%
12
2.5%
70
TOTAL 100.0%
1149
100.0%
1247
100.0%
433

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Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
He must have something to hide or be ashamed of his religion 21.4%
217
22.0%
399
21.8%
616
A man should be proud of his religion or change it 15.4%
156
14.5%
262
14.8%
418
A man has a right to keep his religious affiliation to himself 39.7%
403
35.2%
639
36.8%
1042
I'd wonder about someone who was afraid to admit religion 21.0%
213
25.9%
469
24.1%
682
He is probably covering up the fact that he has no religion 2.6%
26
2.4%
44
2.5%
70
TOTAL 100.0%
1015
100.0%
1813

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