Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963

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BELVJESU

Which of the following statements comes closest to expressing what you believe about Jesus?
  1) Jesus is the Divine Son of God. I have no doubts about it.
  2) While I have some doubts, I feel that Jesus is Divine.
  3) Jesus was a great holy man; not God's Son anymore than us
  4) I think Jesus was only a man, although an extraordinary one.
  5) Frankly, I'm not entirely sure there was such a person.
  6) None of the above. What I believe is...

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Jesus is the Divine Son of God. I have no doubts about it. 2082 73.8% 73.8% -.5
While I have some doubts, I feel that Jesus is Divine. 452 16% 89.8% .71
Jesus was a great holy man; not God's Son anymore than us 178 6.3% 96.1% 1.93
I think Jesus was only a man, although an extraordinary one. 88 3.1% 99.2% 3.14
Frankly, I'm not entirely sure there was such a person. 15 .5% 99.7% 4.36
None of the above. What I believe is... 8 .3% 100% 5.57

Variable Comparisons


Education (I-EDUCRCDE)

Some HS HS Degree Some Colle Coll Degr Post Grad TOTAL
Jesus is the Divine Son of God. I have no doubts about it. 85.4%
362
81.0%
502
72.0%
628
66.7%
307
62.3%
245
73.8%
2044
While I have some doubts, I feel that Jesus is Divine. 9.0%
38
11.9%
74
17.8%
155
20.7%
95
20.1%
79
15.9%
441
Jesus was a great holy man; not God's Son anymore than us 3.5%
15
4.0%
25
6.8%
59
7.4%
34
10.7%
42
6.3%
175
I think Jesus was only a man, although an extraordinary one. 1.9%
8
2.6%
16
2.3%
20
4.3%
20
5.6%
22
3.1%
86
Frankly, I'm not entirely sure there was such a person. 0.2%
1
0.2%
1
0.9%
8
0.4%
2
0.8%
3
0.5%
15
None of the above. What I believe is... 0.0%
0
0.3%
2
0.2%
2
0.4%
2
0.5%
2
0.3%
8
TOTAL 100.0%
424
100.0%
620
100.0%
872
100.0%
460
100.0%
393

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Income categories (I-INCMRCDE)

$12K+ $10K+ $7K+ $5K+ $4K+ TOTAL
Jesus is the Divine Son of God. I have no doubts about it. 63.9%
472
69.7%
304
77.2%
553
80.5%
360
81.7%
232
73.3%
1921
While I have some doubts, I feel that Jesus is Divine. 20.8%
154
18.6%
81
14.2%
102
12.1%
54
12.3%
35
16.2%
426
Jesus was a great holy man; not God's Son anymore than us 10.1%
75
6.7%
29
4.5%
32
5.1%
23
3.9%
11
6.5%
170
I think Jesus was only a man, although an extraordinary one. 4.2%
31
3.9%
17
3.1%
22
1.3%
6
2.1%
6
3.1%
82
Frankly, I'm not entirely sure there was such a person. 0.7%
5
0.9%
4
0.4%
3
0.7%
3
0.0%
0
0.6%
15
None of the above. What I believe is... 0.3%
2
0.2%
1
0.6%
4
0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.3%
8
TOTAL 100.0%
739
100.0%
436
100.0%
716
100.0%
447
100.0%
284

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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
Jesus is the Divine Son of God. I have no doubts about it. 55.2%
527
74.1%
653
96.9%
432
87.0%
467
75.0%
3
73.8%
2082
While I have some doubts, I feel that Jesus is Divine. 24.8%
237
18.2%
160
2.2%
10
8.4%
45
0.0%
0
16.0%
452
Jesus was a great holy man; not God's Son anymore than us 12.5%
119
4.8%
42
0.2%
1
3.0%
16
0.0%
0
6.3%
178
I think Jesus was only a man, although an extraordinary one. 5.9%
56
2.3%
20
0.7%
3
1.5%
8
25.0%
1
3.1%
88
Frankly, I'm not entirely sure there was such a person. 0.9%
9
0.7%
6
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.5%
15
None of the above. What I believe is... 0.7%
7
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.3%
8
TOTAL 100.0%
955
100.0%
881
100.0%
446
100.0%
537
100.0%
4

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Age (I-AGERECDE)

Age 39 and under Age 40-59 Age 60 and over TOTAL
Jesus is the Divine Son of God. I have no doubts about it. 72.5%
831
72.3%
900
81.3%
351
73.8%
2082
While I have some doubts, I feel that Jesus is Divine. 16.9%
194
16.5%
206
12.0%
52
16.0%
452
Jesus was a great holy man; not God's Son anymore than us 5.3%
61
7.6%
95
5.1%
22
6.3%
178
I think Jesus was only a man, although an extraordinary one. 4.2%
48
2.7%
33
1.6%
7
3.1%
88
Frankly, I'm not entirely sure there was such a person. 0.7%
8
0.6%
7
0.0%
0
0.5%
15
None of the above. What I believe is... 0.3%
4
0.3%
4
0.0%
0
0.3%
8
TOTAL 100.0%
1146
100.0%
1245
100.0%
432

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Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Jesus is the Divine Son of God. I have no doubts about it. 67.4%
682
77.3%
1399
73.7%
2081
While I have some doubts, I feel that Jesus is Divine. 19.7%
199
14.0%
253
16.0%
452
Jesus was a great holy man; not God's Son anymore than us 8.2%
83
5.2%
95
6.3%
178
I think Jesus was only a man, although an extraordinary one. 3.9%
39
2.7%
49
3.1%
88
Frankly, I'm not entirely sure there was such a person. 0.6%
6
0.5%
9
0.5%
15
None of the above. What I believe is... 0.3%
3
0.3%
5
0.3%
8
TOTAL 100.0%
1012
100.0%
1810

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