Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963

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SATWLIFE

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 satisfied with his lot in life
  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 816 29.8% 29.8% -1.21
Think it was all right 1368 49.9% 79.6% .08
Be mildly disapproving of him 461 16.8% 96.5% 1.36
Be highly disapproving of him 97 3.5% 100% 2.65

Variable Comparisons


Education (I-EDUCRCDE)

Some HS HS Degree Some Colle Coll Degr Post Grad TOTAL
Admire him for it 29.4%
116
27.4%
168
32.8%
280
28.5%
129
27.9%
108
29.7%
801
Think it was all right 45.3%
179
53.2%
326
48.1%
411
51.5%
233
52.2%
202
50.0%
1351
Be mildly disapproving of him 18.0%
71
16.6%
102
15.2%
130
17.0%
77
19.1%
74
16.8%
454
Be highly disapproving of him 7.3%
29
2.8%
17
3.9%
33
2.9%
13
0.8%
3
3.5%
95
TOTAL 100.0%
395
100.0%
613
100.0%
854
100.0%
452
100.0%
387

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Income categories (I-INCMRCDE)

$12K+ $10K+ $7K+ $5K+ $4K+ TOTAL
Admire him for it 30.2%
224
30.8%
131
29.2%
205
28.7%
124
28.1%
73
29.6%
757
Think it was all right 50.5%
374
52.0%
221
49.1%
345
50.5%
218
47.7%
124
50.1%
1282
Be mildly disapproving of him 17.4%
129
15.1%
64
17.7%
124
17.1%
74
17.7%
46
17.1%
437
Be highly disapproving of him 1.9%
14
2.1%
9
4.0%
28
3.7%
16
6.5%
17
3.3%
84
TOTAL 100.0%
741
100.0%
425
100.0%
702
100.0%
432
100.0%
260

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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 26.7%
252
30.4%
262
26.0%
107
37.6%
195
0.0%
0
29.8%
816
Think it was all right 54.3%
513
50.2%
433
41.5%
171
48.3%
250
25.0%
1
49.9%
1368
Be mildly disapproving of him 16.6%
157
16.5%
142
23.5%
97
12.2%
63
50.0%
2
16.8%
461
Be highly disapproving of him 2.4%
23
3.0%
26
9.0%
37
1.9%
10
25.0%
1
3.5%
97
TOTAL 100.0%
945
100.0%
863
100.0%
412
100.0%
518
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 32.5%
369
27.6%
336
28.6%
111
29.8%
816
Think it was all right 46.1%
524
53.7%
653
49.2%
191
49.9%
1368
Be mildly disapproving of him 18.8%
214
15.4%
187
15.5%
60
16.8%
461
Be highly disapproving of him 2.6%
30
3.4%
41
6.7%
26
3.5%
97
TOTAL 100.0%
1137
100.0%
1217
100.0%
388

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Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Admire him for it 27.9%
279
30.8%
536
29.7%
815
Think it was all right 50.1%
501
49.8%
867
49.9%
1368
Be mildly disapproving of him 18.3%
183
16.0%
278
16.8%
461
Be highly disapproving of him 3.7%
37
3.4%
60
3.5%
97
TOTAL 100.0%
1000
100.0%
1741

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