Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Brazil

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FATE

(Percentages are weighted by GPWGT; Total Ns reported are unweighted)

As I read from a list, please tell me how important each factor is in people's economic success. Is fate a very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all an important factor in people's economic success?
  1) Very important
  2) Somewhat important
  3) Not too important
  4) Not at all important
  8) Don't know
  9) Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Very important 55.1% 55.1%
Somewhat important 24.4% 79.5%
Not too important 12.1% 91.6%
Not at all important 7.3% 98.9%
Don't know 1.0% 99.9%
Refused .0% 99.9%
Total N = 1000

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 - 23 24 - 29 30 - 39 40 - 49 50 or more TOTAL
Very important 48.8% 60.8% 52.4% 56.0% 59.1% 55.1%
Somewhat important 33.1% 18.2% 25.7% 24.7% 19.4% 24.4%
Not too important 13.4% 13.3% 11.8% 11.3% 10.8% 12.1%
Not at all important 4.7% 7.0% 8.0% 8.0% 8.6% 7.3%
Don't know 0.0% 0.7% 2.1% 0.0% 2.2% 1.0%
Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1000


Education (I-EDUC)

Incomplete primary Complt. primary OR Incomp. secondary. (inc. voc/tech) Complt. sec.school: tech./voc. Type Incompl. or complt. secondary: prep. for univ. Some univ. level, with or without a diploma TOTAL
Very important 57.4% 58.3% 48.7% 61.6% 42.7% 55.1%
Somewhat important 20.8% 25.2% 27.4% 24.8% 30.5% 24.4%
Not too important 13.2% 9.6% 15.0% 6.4% 17.1% 12.1%
Not at all important 7.5% 6.1% 7.1% 7.2% 8.5% 7.3%
Don't know 1.1% 0.9% 1.8% 0.0% 1.2% 1.0%
Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1000


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very important 57.7% 52.6% 55.1%
Somewhat important 22.3% 26.6% 24.4%
Not too important 11.4% 12.9% 12.1%
Not at all important 7.4% 7.1% 7.3%
Don't know 1.1% 0.9% 1.0%
Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1000


Household income (I-INCOME)

LT 400 reals per month 401 to 600 reals/ mon. 601 to 1,000 reals/ mon. 1,001 to 1,400 reals/ mon. MT 1,401 reals/ mon. TOTAL
Very important 58.9% 53.8% 57.4% 62.2% 50.8% 56.3%
Somewhat important 21.2% 26.6% 25.6% 26.8% 25.0% 24.8%
Not too important 13.0% 12.6% 10.1% 3.7% 13.3% 11.1%
Not at all important 6.2% 6.3% 7.0% 6.1% 9.2% 6.9%
Don't know 0.7% 0.7% 0.0% 1.2% 1.7% 0.8%
Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
863


Race (I-RACE)

Branco Pardo/mulato Negro Amarelo/mestico Indigena TOTAL
Very important 53.8% 51.7% 64.2% 62.1% 100.0% 55.1%
Somewhat important 28.2% 25.4% 13.7% 10.3% 0.0% 24.4%
Not too important 10.0% 13.8% 14.7% 17.2% 0.0% 12.1%
Not at all important 7.1% 7.8% 7.4% 6.9% 0.0% 7.3%
Don't know 0.9% 1.3% 0.0% 3.4% 0.0% 1.0%
Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1000


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Single most important thing Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important TOTAL
Very important 52.8% 60.6% 48.9% 41.0% 43.3% 55.2%
Somewhat important 24.5% 22.0% 27.0% 33.3% 30.0% 24.4%
Not too important 12.3% 11.3% 14.2% 12.8% 10.0% 12.1%
Not at all important 7.5% 5.2% 9.9% 12.8% 13.3% 7.3%
Don't know 2.8% 0.8% 0.0% 0.0% 3.3% 1.0%
Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
997



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