Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, Spring 1998

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SUPERSTS

Some people are superstitious and try to behave in such a way as to avoid bad luck or "jinxing" themselves. How superstitious are you -- would you say you are very, somewhat, not very, or not at all superstitious?
  1) VERY SUPERSTITIOUS
  2) SOMEWHAT SUPERSTITIOUS
  3) NOT VERY SUPERSTITIOUS
  4) NOT AT ALL SUPERSTITIOUS

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
VERY SUPERSTITIOUS 6 1.5% 1.5% -2.66
SOMEWHAT SUPERSTITIOUS 89 21.7% 23.2% -1.45
NOT VERY SUPERSTITIOUS 136 33.2% 56.3% -.23
NOT AT ALL SUPERSTITIOUS 179 43.7% 100% .98

Variable Comparisons


Sex (I-SEX)

MALE FEMALE TOTAL
VERY SUPERSTITIOUS 2.4%
4
0.8%
2
1.5%
6
SOMEWHAT SUPERSTITIOUS 21.8%
37
21.7%
52
21.7%
89
NOT VERY SUPERSTITIOUS 32.9%
56
33.3%
80
33.2%
136
NOT AT ALL SUPERSTITIOUS 42.9%
73
44.2%
106
43.7%
179
TOTAL 100.0%
170
100.0%
240

410


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Native American Asian Other TOTAL
VERY SUPERSTITIOUS 1.4%
5
5.3%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
1.5%
6
SOMEWHAT SUPERSTITIOUS 21.1%
74
26.3%
5
40.0%
2
10.0%
1
33.3%
6
21.8%
88
NOT VERY SUPERSTITIOUS 33.9%
119
31.6%
6
20.0%
1
40.0%
4
11.1%
2
32.8%
132
NOT AT ALL SUPERSTITIOUS 43.6%
153
36.8%
7
40.0%
2
50.0%
5
55.6%
10
43.9%
177
TOTAL 100.0%
351
100.0%
19
100.0%
5
100.0%
10
100.0%
18

403


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

MARRIED DIVORCED SEPARATED WIDOWED SINGLE TOTAL
VERY SUPERSTITIOUS 1.8%
4
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
2.3%
2
1.5%
6
SOMEWHAT SUPERSTITIOUS 22.1%
49
16.7%
9
16.7%
1
15.8%
6
27.3%
24
21.8%
89
NOT VERY SUPERSTITIOUS 27.9%
62
37.0%
20
16.7%
1
42.1%
16
42.0%
37
33.3%
136
NOT AT ALL SUPERSTITIOUS 48.2%
107
46.3%
25
66.7%
4
42.1%
16
28.4%
25
43.4%
177
TOTAL 100.0%
222
100.0%
54
100.0%
6
100.0%
38
100.0%
88

408


Religious preference (I-RELIG)

Protestant Catholic Jewish Other None TOTAL
VERY SUPERSTITIOUS 1.6%
3
0.7%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
4.3%
1
1.3%
5
SOMEWHAT SUPERSTITIOUS 20.3%
37
26.5%
36
30.8%
4
21.4%
6
13.0%
3
22.5%
86
NOT VERY SUPERSTITIOUS 34.1%
62
32.4%
44
46.2%
6
28.6%
8
39.1%
9
33.8%
129
NOT AT ALL SUPERSTITIOUS 44.0%
80
40.4%
55
23.1%
3
50.0%
14
43.5%
10
42.4%
162
TOTAL 100.0%
182
100.0%
136
100.0%
13
100.0%
28
100.0%
23

382


Political party (I-PARTY)

REPUBLICAN DEMOCRAT INDEPENDENT OTHER TOTAL
VERY SUPERSTITIOUS 0.0%
0
0.7%
1
2.4%
3
4.5%
1
1.3%
5
SOMEWHAT SUPERSTITIOUS 14.7%
16
24.8%
35
22.6%
28
27.3%
6
21.5%
85
NOT VERY SUPERSTITIOUS 37.6%
41
35.5%
50
33.1%
41
9.1%
2
33.8%
134
NOT AT ALL SUPERSTITIOUS 47.7%
52
39.0%
55
41.9%
52
59.1%
13
43.4%
172
TOTAL 100.0%
109
100.0%
141
100.0%
124
100.0%
22

396


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than High School High School graduate Some college College graduate Post college graduate TOTAL
VERY SUPERSTITIOUS 3.4%
1
1.8%
2
1.0%
1
1.1%
1
1.3%
1
1.5%
6
SOMEWHAT SUPERSTITIOUS 13.8%
4
29.8%
34
19.6%
19
19.8%
18
17.1%
13
21.6%
88
NOT VERY SUPERSTITIOUS 31.0%
9
26.3%
30
28.9%
28
39.6%
36
43.4%
33
33.4%
136
NOT AT ALL SUPERSTITIOUS 51.7%
15
42.1%
48
50.5%
49
39.6%
36
38.2%
29
43.5%
177
TOTAL 100.0%
29
100.0%
114
100.0%
97
100.0%
91
100.0%
76

407


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
VERY SUPERSTITIOUS 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
2.1%
1
0.0%
0
2.9%
1
1.2%
2
SOMEWHAT SUPERSTITIOUS 35.7%
5
20.0%
6
25.0%
12
32.4%
12
5.9%
2
22.7%
37
NOT VERY SUPERSTITIOUS 0.0%
0
40.0%
12
39.6%
19
27.0%
10
29.4%
10
31.3%
51
NOT AT ALL SUPERSTITIOUS 64.3%
9
40.0%
12
33.3%
16
40.5%
15
61.8%
21
44.8%
73
TOTAL 100.0%
14
100.0%
30
100.0%
48
100.0%
37
100.0%
34

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