Presbyterian Panel Survey, February 1999 - Language and God, Clergy

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LORDPRYR

When your congregation prays the Lord's Prayer during worship, what wording is typically used to begin the prayer?
  1) The conventional wording, 'Our Father in heaven'
  2) Wording modified to be gender-inclusive, e.g., 'Our Father and Mother in heaven'
  3) Wording modified to be gender-neutral, e.g., 'Our Creator in heaven'
  4) Other wording
  5) Don't recall
  6) Not applicable (we never pray the Lord's Prayer)

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
The conventional wording, 'Our Father in heaven' 1157 97.6% 97.6% -.14
Wording modified to be gender-inclusive, e.g., 'Our Father and Mother in heaven' 7 .6% 98.1% 2.42
Wording modified to be gender-neutral, e.g., 'Our Creator in heaven' 15 1.3% 99.4% 4.97
Other wording 3 .3% 99.7% 7.53
Don't recall 1 .1% 99.7% 10.09
Not applicable (we never pray the Lord's Prayer) 3 .3% 100% 12.65

Variable Comparisons


Gender (I-GENDER)

Female Male TOTAL
The conventional wording, 'Our Father in heaven' 94.4%
235
98.4%
921
97.6%
1156
Wording modified to be gender-inclusive, e.g., 'Our Father and Mother in heaven' 1.2%
3
0.4%
4
0.6%
7
Wording modified to be gender-neutral, e.g., 'Our Creator in heaven' 3.2%
8
0.7%
7
1.3%
15
Other wording 0.4%
1
0.2%
2
0.3%
3
Don't recall 0.0%
0
0.1%
1
0.1%
1
Not applicable (we never pray the Lord's Prayer) 0.8%
2
0.1%
1
0.3%
3
TOTAL 100.0%
249
100.0%
936

1185


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Not married TOTAL
The conventional wording, 'Our Father in heaven' 97.6%
1006
97.3%
145
97.5%
1151
Wording modified to be gender-inclusive, e.g., 'Our Father and Mother in heaven' 0.7%
7
0.0%
0
0.6%
7
Wording modified to be gender-neutral, e.g., 'Our Creator in heaven' 1.1%
11
2.7%
4
1.3%
15
Other wording 0.3%
3
0.0%
0
0.3%
3
Don't recall 0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.1%
1
Not applicable (we never pray the Lord's Prayer) 0.3%
3
0.0%
0
0.3%
3
TOTAL 100.0%
1031
100.0%
149

1180


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
The conventional wording, 'Our Father in heaven' 96.5%
222
97.6%
325
98.4%
433
96.6%
173
97.5%
1153
Wording modified to be gender-inclusive, e.g., 'Our Father and Mother in heaven' 0.4%
1
0.9%
3
0.2%
1
1.1%
2
0.6%
7
Wording modified to be gender-neutral, e.g., 'Our Creator in heaven' 1.7%
4
0.9%
3
0.9%
4
2.2%
4
1.3%
15
Other wording 0.4%
1
0.3%
1
0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.3%
3
Don't recall 0.4%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
1
Not applicable (we never pray the Lord's Prayer) 0.4%
1
0.3%
1
0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.3%
3
TOTAL 100.0%
230
100.0%
333
100.0%
440
100.0%
179

1182


Political party (I-POLITAFF)

Democrat Independent Republican Other TOTAL
The conventional wording, 'Our Father in heaven' 96.4%
668
98.5%
197
99.6%
266
100.0%
15
97.5%
1146
Wording modified to be gender-inclusive, e.g., 'Our Father and Mother in heaven' 1.0%
7
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.6%
7
Wording modified to be gender-neutral, e.g., 'Our Creator in heaven' 1.9%
13
1.0%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
1.3%
15
Other wording 0.3%
2
0.5%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.3%
3
Don't recall 0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
1
Not applicable (we never pray the Lord's Prayer) 0.3%
2
0.0%
0
0.4%
1
0.0%
0
0.3%
3
TOTAL 100.0%
693
100.0%
200
100.0%
267
100.0%
15

1175


Family income (I-FAMINCOM)

Less than 20K 20K-49,999 50K-99,999 100K+ TOTAL
The conventional wording, 'Our Father in heaven' 96.9%
31
97.8%
438
97.8%
566
95.8%
114
97.5%
1149
Wording modified to be gender-inclusive, e.g., 'Our Father and Mother in heaven' 3.1%
1
0.4%
2
0.3%
2
1.7%
2
0.6%
7
Wording modified to be gender-neutral, e.g., 'Our Creator in heaven' 0.0%
0
0.9%
4
1.7%
10
0.8%
1
1.3%
15
Other wording 0.0%
0
0.2%
1
0.2%
1
0.8%
1
0.3%
3
Don't recall 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.8%
1
0.1%
1
Not applicable (we never pray the Lord's Prayer) 0.0%
0
0.7%
3
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.3%
3
TOTAL 100.0%
32
100.0%
448
100.0%
579
100.0%
119

1178


Race (I-RACE1)

White Other TOTAL
The conventional wording, 'Our Father in heaven' 97.8%
1101
94.3%
50
97.6%
1151
Wording modified to be gender-inclusive, e.g., 'Our Father and Mother in heaven' 0.4%
5
3.8%
2
0.6%
7
Wording modified to be gender-neutral, e.g., 'Our Creator in heaven' 1.3%
15
0.0%
0
1.3%
15
Other wording 0.2%
2
0.0%
0
0.2%
2
Don't recall 0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.1%
1
Not applicable (we never pray the Lord's Prayer) 0.2%
2
1.9%
1
0.3%
3
TOTAL 100.0%
1126
100.0%
53

1179


Age (I-AGE)

Less than 40 40-49 50-64 65+ TOTAL
The conventional wording, 'Our Father in heaven' 96.0%
166
97.7%
381
97.5%
499
100.0%
92
97.5%
1138
Wording modified to be gender-inclusive, e.g., 'Our Father and Mother in heaven' 0.6%
1
0.0%
0
1.2%
6
0.0%
0
0.6%
7
Wording modified to be gender-neutral, e.g., 'Our Creator in heaven' 2.3%
4
1.3%
5
1.2%
6
0.0%
0
1.3%
15
Other wording 0.6%
1
0.5%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.3%
3
Don't recall 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.1%
1
Not applicable (we never pray the Lord's Prayer) 0.6%
1
0.5%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.3%
3
TOTAL 100.0%
173
100.0%
390
100.0%
512
100.0%
92

1167

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