Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963

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AMBITIOU

There has always been a good deal of discussion among Christians about how people ought to act in their daily lives. It is not always clear what characteristics ought to be admired and which ones we should disapprove of. Below you will find a series of descriptions of ways in which people act; for each, would you decide how much you would admire or disapprove of a person who acted this way. -- Is very ambitious
  1) Admire him for it
  2) Think it was all right
  3) Be mildly disapproving of him
  4) Be highly disapproving of him

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Admire him for it 1396 50.7% 50.7% -.86
Think it was all right 1115 40.5% 91.2% .58
Be mildly disapproving of him 196 7.1% 98.3% 2.02
Be highly disapproving of him 46 1.7% 100% 3.46

Variable Comparisons


Education (I-EDUCRCDE)

Some HS HS Degree Some Colle Coll Degr Post Grad TOTAL
Admire him for it 57.5%
231
55.9%
342
50.2%
431
48.9%
221
37.5%
144
50.6%
1369
Think it was all right 34.3%
138
37.9%
232
41.6%
357
40.7%
184
50.0%
192
40.7%
1103
Be mildly disapproving of him 5.0%
20
4.9%
30
6.8%
58
8.8%
40
11.7%
45
7.1%
193
Be highly disapproving of him 3.2%
13
1.3%
8
1.4%
12
1.5%
7
0.8%
3
1.6%
43
TOTAL 100.0%
402
100.0%
612
100.0%
858
100.0%
452
100.0%
384

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Income categories (I-INCMRCDE)

$12K+ $10K+ $7K+ $5K+ $4K+ TOTAL
Admire him for it 46.0%
337
49.7%
213
50.9%
360
52.1%
225
56.3%
151
50.1%
1286
Think it was all right 45.6%
334
41.0%
176
40.3%
285
38.0%
164
36.2%
97
41.1%
1056
Be mildly disapproving of him 7.4%
54
8.4%
36
7.1%
50
7.6%
33
5.6%
15
7.3%
188
Be highly disapproving of him 1.0%
7
0.9%
4
1.7%
12
2.3%
10
1.9%
5
1.5%
38
TOTAL 100.0%
732
100.0%
429
100.0%
707
100.0%
432
100.0%
268

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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
Admire him for it 46.6%
438
51.8%
444
60.6%
258
48.1%
253
75.0%
3
50.7%
1396
Think it was all right 43.7%
411
41.5%
356
31.5%
134
40.7%
214
0.0%
0
40.5%
1115
Be mildly disapproving of him 9.0%
85
4.7%
40
4.9%
21
9.5%
50
0.0%
0
7.1%
196
Be highly disapproving of him 0.6%
6
2.0%
17
3.1%
13
1.7%
9
25.0%
1
1.7%
46
TOTAL 100.0%
940
100.0%
857
100.0%
426
100.0%
526
100.0%
4

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Age (I-AGERECDE)

Age 39 and under Age 40-59 Age 60 and over TOTAL
Admire him for it 52.9%
600
48.8%
597
50.4%
199
50.7%
1396
Think it was all right 39.2%
445
42.4%
519
38.2%
151
40.5%
1115
Be mildly disapproving of him 6.5%
74
7.2%
88
8.6%
34
7.1%
196
Be highly disapproving of him 1.4%
16
1.6%
19
2.8%
11
1.7%
46
TOTAL 100.0%
1135
100.0%
1223
100.0%
395

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Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Admire him for it 49.7%
498
51.3%
897
50.7%
1395
Think it was all right 41.5%
416
40.0%
699
40.5%
1115
Be mildly disapproving of him 7.7%
77
6.8%
119
7.1%
196
Be highly disapproving of him 1.2%
12
1.9%
34
1.7%
46
TOTAL 100.0%
1003
100.0%
1749

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