Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in the United States

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TRUST

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

Generally speaking, would you say that most people can be trusted or that you can't be too careful in dealing with people?
  1) Most people can be trusted
  2) Can't be too careful
  3) Other/Depends
  8) Don't know
  9) Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Most people can be trusted 34.9% 34.9%
Can't be too careful 59.1% 94.0%
Other/Depends 4.1% 98.1%
Don't know 1.9% 100.0%
Refused .1% 100.1%
Total N = 1074

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 - 24 25 - 29 30 - 39 40 - 49 50 - 59 60 + TOTAL
Most people can be trusted 29.7% 32.8% 32.8% 35.1% 47.2% 32.3% 35.3%
Can't be too careful 64.8% 62.1% 64.2% 57.4% 49.6% 58.7% 58.9%
Other/Depends 1.1% 1.7% 2.9% 5.4% 2.4% 6.6% 3.8%
Don't know 4.4% 3.4% 0.0% 2.0% 0.8% 1.8% 1.8%
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
Most people can be trusted 9.4% 28.0% 21.7% 42.6% 52.5% 54.5% 35.1%
Can't be too careful 84.9% 61.9% 78.3% 52.7% 44.3% 39.0% 58.8%
Other/Depends 3.8% 6.0% 0.0% 4.7% 1.6% 5.2% 4.2%
Don't know 1.9% 4.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.8% 1.3% 1.8%
Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.8% 0.0% 0.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1064


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Most people can be trusted 33.1% 36.6% 34.9%
Can't be too careful 59.6% 58.7% 59.1%
Other/Depends 5.1% 3.1% 4.1%
Don't know 2.0% 1.6% 1.8%
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
Most people can be trusted 20.6% 32.9% 35.0% 43.9% 47.2% 48.8% 35.9%
Can't be too careful 71.6% 60.5% 59.3% 53.1% 48.6% 48.8% 58.9%
Other/Depends 4.5% 2.6% 4.3% 3.1% 2.8% 2.3% 3.5%
Don't know 3.2% 3.9% 1.4% 0.0% 1.4% 0.0% 1.8%
Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
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
Most people can be trusted 43.3% 12.7% 0.0% 24.1% 13.3% 35.1%
Can't be too careful 50.7% 84.8% 100.0% 62.1% 82.2% 59.1%
Other/Depends 4.0% 2.5% 0.0% 13.8% 2.2% 4.0%
Don't know 1.9% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 2.2% 1.6%
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
Most people can be trusted 36.8% 32.1% 31.9% 33.3% 55.9% 34.9%
Can't be too careful 57.6% 62.1% 61.4% 59.6% 40.7% 59.3%
Other/Depends 4.0% 3.1% 6.0% 3.5% 3.4% 4.0%
Don't know 1.6% 2.4% 0.6% 3.5% 0.0% 1.8%
Refused 0.0% 0.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1068



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