Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, Spring 1998

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BLFGHOST

Do you believe in ghosts, that is, that spirits of dead people can come back in certain places and situations?
  1) BELIEVE
  2) DON'T BELIEVE

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
BELIEVE 175 47.3% 47.3% -1.05
DON'T BELIEVE 195 52.7% 100% .95

Variable Comparisons


Sex (I-SEX)

MALE FEMALE TOTAL
BELIEVE 44.9%
70
49.1%
105
47.3%
175
DON'T BELIEVE 55.1%
86
50.9%
109
52.7%
195
TOTAL 100.0%
156
100.0%
214

370


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Native American Asian Other TOTAL
BELIEVE 44.6%
141
50.0%
9
60.0%
3
100.0%
10
58.8%
10
47.3%
173
DON'T BELIEVE 55.4%
175
50.0%
9
40.0%
2
0.0%
0
41.2%
7
52.7%
193
TOTAL 100.0%
316
100.0%
18
100.0%
5
100.0%
10
100.0%
17

366


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

MARRIED DIVORCED SEPARATED WIDOWED SINGLE TOTAL
BELIEVE 48.2%
96
46.7%
21
66.7%
4
21.6%
8
56.8%
46
47.6%
175
DON'T BELIEVE 51.8%
103
53.3%
24
33.3%
2
78.4%
29
43.2%
35
52.4%
193
TOTAL 100.0%
199
100.0%
45
100.0%
6
100.0%
37
100.0%
81

368


Religious preference (I-RELIG)

Protestant Catholic Jewish Other None TOTAL
BELIEVE 44.2%
72
52.1%
62
33.3%
4
57.7%
15
47.8%
11
47.8%
164
DON'T BELIEVE 55.8%
91
47.9%
57
66.7%
8
42.3%
11
52.2%
12
52.2%
179
TOTAL 100.0%
163
100.0%
119
100.0%
12
100.0%
26
100.0%
23

343


Political party (I-PARTY)

REPUBLICAN DEMOCRAT INDEPENDENT OTHER TOTAL
BELIEVE 41.4%
41
46.5%
59
50.9%
55
52.4%
11
46.8%
166
DON'T BELIEVE 58.6%
58
53.5%
68
49.1%
53
47.6%
10
53.2%
189
TOTAL 100.0%
99
100.0%
127
100.0%
108
100.0%
21

355


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than High School High School graduate Some college College graduate Post college graduate TOTAL
BELIEVE 50.0%
13
46.3%
50
50.0%
42
45.1%
37
46.3%
31
47.1%
173
DON'T BELIEVE 50.0%
13
53.7%
58
50.0%
42
54.9%
45
53.7%
36
52.9%
194
TOTAL 100.0%
26
100.0%
108
100.0%
84
100.0%
82
100.0%
67

367


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $10,000 Less than $20,000 Less than $40,000 Less than $60,000 $60,000 or greater TOTAL
BELIEVE 53.8%
7
43.3%
13
50.0%
22
42.9%
15
48.5%
16
47.1%
73
DON'T BELIEVE 46.2%
6
56.7%
17
50.0%
22
57.1%
20
51.5%
17
52.9%
82
TOTAL 100.0%
13
100.0%
30
100.0%
44
100.0%
35
100.0%
33

155

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