Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in the United States

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TRUST8

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

[Asked only if respondent belongs to a particular religion.] 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 people at your church or place of worship?
  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 51.2% 51.2%
Can trust some 33.8% 85.0%
Trust a little 7.9% 92.9%
Not at all 2.1% 95.0%
Don't know 2.8% 97.8%
Refused 2.1% 99.9%
Total N = 954

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 - 24 25 - 29 30 - 39 40 - 49 50 - 59 60 + TOTAL
Can trust a lot 54.8% 57.4% 49.0% 46.6% 48.6% 57.0% 51.7%
Can trust some 32.3% 25.5% 31.3% 37.4% 42.2% 29.1% 33.7%
Trust a little 9.7% 10.6% 7.3% 11.5% 3.7% 6.0% 7.7%
Not at all 3.2% 0.0% 5.2% 0.8% 0.9% 2.6% 2.2%
Don't know 0.0% 4.3% 5.2% 2.3% 1.8% 2.6% 2.7%
Refused 0.0% 2.1% 2.1% 1.5% 2.8% 2.6% 2.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
926


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 47.1% 50.3% 63.4% 48.9% 53.3% 58.1% 51.7%
Can trust some 24.7% 34.2% 24.4% 37.0% 39.1% 35.5% 33.7%
Trust a little 15.3% 8.0% 9.8% 7.4% 4.3% 1.6% 7.8%
Not at all 5.9% 2.7% 0.0% 2.2% 0.0% 0.0% 2.2%
Don't know 2.4% 2.1% 2.4% 3.0% 3.3% 3.2% 2.7%
Refused 4.7% 2.7% 0.0% 1.5% 0.0% 1.6% 2.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
945


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Can trust a lot 52.3% 50.3% 51.2%
Can trust some 33.2% 34.3% 33.8%
Trust a little 9.5% 6.5% 7.9%
Not at all 1.4% 2.8% 2.1%
Don't know 2.1% 3.4% 2.8%
Refused 1.4% 2.8% 2.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
954


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 41.4% 49.1% 69.0% 52.6% 48.4% 41.2% 51.1%
Can trust some 36.7% 28.1% 24.1% 44.9% 45.3% 35.3% 35.0%
Trust a little 9.4% 14.0% 5.2% 2.6% 1.6% 14.7% 7.6%
Not at all 4.7% 1.8% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 2.9% 1.8%
Don't know 3.1% 5.3% 0.9% 0.0% 3.1% 5.9% 2.7%
Refused 4.7% 1.8% 0.9% 0.0% 1.6% 0.0% 1.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
804


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 56.8% 46.3% 60.0% 40.0% 25.8% 51.6%
Can trust some 32.3% 38.8% 40.0% 32.0% 39.4% 33.8%
Trust a little 4.8% 13.4% 0.0% 20.0% 15.2% 7.5%
Not at all 1.4% 1.5% 0.0% 0.0% 9.1% 2.2%
Don't know 2.7% 0.0% 0.0% 8.0% 4.5% 2.8%
Refused 2.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 6.1% 2.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
945


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Single most important thing Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important TOTAL
Can trust a lot 70.5% 52.1% 40.0% 29.4% 25.0% 51.3%
Can trust some 17.2% 33.7% 44.4% 32.4% 75.0% 33.5%
Trust a little 7.4% 6.9% 8.9% 14.7% 0.0% 7.8%
Not at all 0.8% 2.6% 2.2% 5.9% 0.0% 2.3%
Don't know 3.3% 2.6% 0.7% 11.8% 0.0% 2.8%
Refused 0.8% 2.0% 3.7% 5.9% 0.0% 2.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
950



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