Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in the United States

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(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. Are personal connections and contracts very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important factors 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 50.5% 50.5%
Somewhat important 38.7% 89.2%
Not too important 3.7% 92.9%
Not at all important 3.2% 96.1%
Don't know 3.8% 99.9%
Refused .1% 100.0%
Total N = 1074

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 - 24 25 - 29 30 - 39 40 - 49 50 - 59 60 + TOTAL
Very important 52.7% 44.8% 56.9% 54.1% 41.4% 50.3% 50.6%
Somewhat important 35.2% 41.4% 32.8% 41.9% 50.0% 31.7% 38.4%
Not too important 5.5% 3.4% 2.9% 2.7% 2.3% 5.4% 3.7%
Not at all important 3.3% 8.6% 3.6% 0.7% 3.1% 3.6% 3.3%
Don't know 3.3% 1.7% 3.6% 0.7% 3.1% 8.4% 3.8%
Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.6% 0.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1044


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
Very important 41.5% 48.4% 57.8% 47.3% 59.0% 58.4% 50.5%
Somewhat important 36.8% 36.9% 37.8% 43.8% 36.9% 39.0% 38.7%
Not too important 4.7% 6.0% 0.0% 3.6% 2.5% 1.3% 3.8%
Not at all important 4.7% 5.5% 0.0% 3.0% 0.8% 0.0% 3.1%
Don't know 12.3% 3.2% 4.4% 1.8% 0.8% 1.3% 3.7%
Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.6% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1064


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very important 51.3% 49.6% 50.4%
Somewhat important 38.0% 39.5% 38.8%
Not too important 5.4% 2.1% 3.6%
Not at all important 2.3% 4.2% 3.2%
Don't know 2.8% 4.7% 3.8%
Refused 0.3% 0.0% 0.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1074


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
Very important 50.3% 43.4% 56.0% 58.2% 50.0% 42.4% 50.9%
Somewhat important 31.6% 42.1% 38.3% 36.7% 47.2% 54.1% 40.0%
Not too important 5.2% 6.6% 0.0% 2.0% 1.4% 3.5% 3.0%
Not at all important 6.5% 3.9% 2.1% 1.0% 1.4% 0.0% 2.9%
Don't know 6.5% 3.9% 2.8% 2.0% 0.0% 0.0% 3.0%
Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.7% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
907


Race (I-RACE)

White (not Hispanic) Black (not Hispanic) Asian (not Hispanic) Other or mixed race (not Hispanic) Hispanic (any mention) TOTAL
Very important 50.9% 53.2% 71.4% 65.5% 40.7% 50.7%
Somewhat important 40.0% 32.9% 28.6% 31.0% 37.4% 38.4%
Not too important 3.2% 6.3% 0.0% 3.4% 3.3% 3.5%
Not at all important 2.7% 3.8% 0.0% 0.0% 7.7% 3.3%
Don't know 3.0% 3.8% 0.0% 0.0% 11.0% 4.0%
Refused 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1063


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Single most important thing Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important TOTAL
Very important 48.4% 51.2% 48.8% 57.1% 50.8% 50.6%
Somewhat important 36.5% 37.7% 43.4% 35.7% 39.0% 38.7%
Not too important 6.3% 3.7% 1.8% 5.4% 1.7% 3.7%
Not at all important 2.4% 2.8% 3.0% 1.8% 8.5% 3.1%
Don't know 6.3% 4.6% 2.4% 0.0% 0.0% 3.7%
Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.6% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1068



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