Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in the United States

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TRUST5

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

I'm going to read a list of institutions and people. For each one, please tell me whether you feel that you can trust them a lot, some, only a little, or not at all. How about our national government?
  1) Can trust a lot
  2) Can trust some
  3) Trust a little
  4) Not at all
  8) Don't know
  9) Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Can trust a lot 5.0% 5.0%
Can trust some 44.7% 49.7%
Trust a little 28.3% 78.0%
Not at all 19.1% 97.1%
Don't know 2.3% 99.4%
Refused .5% 99.9%
Total N = 1074

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 - 24 25 - 29 30 - 39 40 - 49 50 - 59 60 + TOTAL
Can trust a lot 9.8% 5.2% 1.5% 6.0% 3.1% 6.0% 5.1%
Can trust some 34.8% 31.0% 51.5% 39.6% 52.8% 45.8% 44.2%
Trust a little 30.4% 27.6% 25.7% 33.6% 26.8% 26.5% 28.4%
Not at all 23.9% 32.8% 18.4% 19.5% 16.5% 15.7% 19.5%
Don't know 1.1% 1.7% 2.2% 1.3% 0.8% 5.4% 2.3%
Refused 0.0% 1.7% 0.7% 0.0% 0.0% 0.6% 0.4%
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
Can trust a lot 4.8% 5.1% 0.0% 3.6% 7.4% 6.6% 4.9%
Can trust some 33.3% 39.6% 62.2% 50.3% 51.2% 39.5% 44.5%
Trust a little 34.3% 27.6% 26.7% 23.7% 25.6% 39.5% 28.5%
Not at all 18.1% 25.8% 11.1% 20.7% 14.0% 11.8% 19.2%
Don't know 8.6% 1.8% 0.0% 1.2% 1.7% 1.3% 2.5%
Refused 1.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.6% 0.0% 1.3% 0.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1064


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Can trust a lot 5.4% 4.7% 5.0%
Can trust some 43.1% 46.2% 44.7%
Trust a little 28.3% 28.3% 28.3%
Not at all 21.0% 17.4% 19.1%
Don't know 1.7% 2.9% 2.3%
Refused 0.6% 0.5% 0.5%
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
Can trust a lot 1.9% 2.6% 7.1% 4.1% 2.8% 7.0% 4.3%
Can trust some 39.1% 51.3% 40.4% 53.1% 63.4% 44.2% 46.5%
Trust a little 30.1% 23.7% 29.1% 23.5% 21.1% 36.0% 27.9%
Not at all 25.6% 19.7% 20.6% 19.4% 12.7% 10.5% 19.3%
Don't know 3.2% 2.6% 1.4% 0.0% 0.0% 1.2% 1.6%
Refused 0.0% 0.0% 1.4% 0.0% 0.0% 1.2% 0.5%
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
Can trust a lot 5.1% 5.0% 28.6% 0.0% 5.6% 5.2%
Can trust some 47.3% 32.5% 28.6% 42.9% 38.9% 44.3%
Trust a little 27.5% 31.3% 42.9% 50.0% 25.6% 28.6%
Not at all 17.8% 28.8% 0.0% 7.1% 22.2% 19.0%
Don't know 1.7% 2.5% 0.0% 0.0% 6.7% 2.3%
Refused 0.6% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.1% 0.5%
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
Can trust a lot 9.7% 4.9% 1.2% 5.3% 6.7% 5.0%
Can trust some 42.7% 49.5% 41.6% 35.1% 40.0% 44.7%
Trust a little 31.5% 23.9% 28.9% 42.1% 33.3% 28.5%
Not at all 11.3% 19.0% 26.5% 15.8% 18.3% 19.1%
Don't know 4.8% 2.4% 0.6% 1.8% 0.0% 2.2%
Refused 0.0% 0.3% 1.2% 0.0% 1.7% 0.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1068



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