Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in the United States

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

[Question asked if respondent is Christian.] Now I am going to read you another series of statements on some different topics. For each one, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. Belief in Jesus Christ is the only way to be saved from eternal damnation.
  1) Completely agree
  2) Mostly agree
  3) Mostly disagree
  4) Completely disagree
  8) Don't know
  9) Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Completely agree 53.6% 53.6%
Mostly agree 19.9% 73.5%
Mostly disagree 10.0% 83.5%
Completely disagree 12.3% 95.8%
Don't know 3.3% 99.1%
Refused .9% 100.0%
Total N = 929

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 - 24 25 - 29 30 - 39 40 - 49 50 - 59 60 + TOTAL
Completely agree 54.4% 46.5% 51.1% 51.1% 50.9% 59.9% 53.3%
Mostly agree 21.1% 25.6% 17.0% 23.7% 15.1% 19.0% 19.8%
Mostly disagree 8.8% 7.0% 12.5% 8.4% 14.2% 8.8% 10.1%
Completely disagree 14.0% 9.3% 17.0% 13.7% 14.2% 7.5% 12.4%
Don't know 1.8% 11.6% 1.1% 2.3% 3.8% 4.1% 3.5%
Refused 0.0% 0.0% 1.1% 0.8% 1.9% 0.7% 0.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
902


Education (I-EDUC)

Did not complete high school High school graduate Tech./voc. school after HS Some college or assoc. degree College graduate Post-graduate TOTAL
Completely agree 66.3% 53.0% 61.0% 56.5% 45.1% 39.6% 53.7%
Mostly agree 16.9% 23.2% 14.6% 14.5% 26.4% 17.0% 19.8%
Mostly disagree 4.8% 9.7% 7.3% 11.3% 7.7% 24.5% 10.2%
Completely disagree 6.0% 9.2% 12.2% 14.5% 19.8% 15.1% 12.3%
Don't know 6.0% 3.8% 4.9% 2.4% 0.0% 3.8% 3.3%
Refused 0.0% 1.1% 0.0% 0.8% 1.1% 0.0% 0.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
920


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Completely agree 54.5% 52.9% 53.6%
Mostly agree 20.7% 19.2% 19.9%
Mostly disagree 8.6% 11.2% 10.0%
Completely disagree 14.3% 10.6% 12.3%
Don't know 1.1% 5.1% 3.3%
Refused 0.8% 1.0% 0.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
929


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 $20- to under $30,000 $30- to under $50,000 $50- to under $75,000 $75- to under $100,000 $100,000 or more TOTAL
Completely agree 59.7% 50.9% 57.3% 50.6% 39.7% 43.9% 52.2%
Mostly agree 16.9% 25.5% 21.8% 19.5% 19.0% 21.2% 20.2%
Mostly disagree 5.6% 9.1% 10.9% 13.0% 17.2% 9.1% 10.2%
Completely disagree 10.5% 10.9% 9.1% 13.0% 20.7% 22.7% 13.5%
Don't know 5.6% 1.8% 0.9% 3.9% 3.4% 3.0% 3.3%
Refused 1.6% 1.8% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
784


Race (I-RACE)

White (not Hispanic) Black (not Hispanic) Asian (not Hispanic) Other or mixed race (not Hispanic) Hispanic (any mention) TOTAL
Completely agree 51.9% 62.5% 33.3% 73.9% 50.8% 53.7%
Mostly agree 19.5% 26.6% 0.0% 8.7% 18.5% 19.7%
Mostly disagree 11.7% 7.8% 0.0% 0.0% 6.2% 10.1%
Completely disagree 12.9% 3.1% 0.0% 17.4% 15.4% 12.2%
Don't know 2.9% 0.0% 66.7% 0.0% 7.7% 3.3%
Refused 1.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.5% 1.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
920


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Single most important thing Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important TOTAL
Completely agree 80.2% 60.3% 25.6% 6.3% 22.2% 53.6%
Mostly agree 14.0% 19.2% 30.6% 15.6% 0.0% 20.0%
Mostly disagree 0.8% 9.6% 15.7% 25.0% 11.1% 9.9%
Completely disagree 1.7% 6.8% 22.3% 46.9% 66.7% 12.2%
Don't know 2.5% 3.4% 4.1% 3.1% 0.0% 3.3%
Refused 0.8% 0.7% 1.7% 3.1% 0.0% 1.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
925



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