National Survey of the Religious Life Futures Project, 1990

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FRIEND(Percentages are unweighted)

To what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? For each, choose the response which best fits your present thinking. -- My closest friends are members of my religious congregation.
  2) Disagree
  5) Strongly agree
  4) Agree
  3) Neither agree nor disagree
  1) Strongly disagree

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Disagree 1045 16.6% 16.6% -1.51
Strongly agree 1514 24.1% 40.7% 1.20
Agree 2623 41.7% 82.3% 0.30
Neither agree nor disagree 917 14.6% 96.9% -0.61
Strongly disagree 196 3.1% 100.0% -2.42

Variable Comparisons


Sex (I-SEX)

Female Male TOTAL
Disagree 13.1%
433
20.5%
612
16.6%
1045
Strongly agree 28.6%
949
18.9%
565
24.1%
1514
Agree 43.1%
1429
40.0%
1194
41.7%
2623
Neither agree nor disagree 12.7%
422
16.6%
495
14.6%
917
Strongly disagree 2.4%
80
3.9%
116
3.1%
196
TOTAL 100.0%
3313
100.0%
2982

6295


Age (I-AGE)

19-30 31-40 41-50 51-65 66-75 76 or older TOTAL
Disagree 17.8%
40
24.0%
130
24.2%
267
17.2%
366
12.7%
166
6.9%
59
16.7%
1028
Strongly agree 19.1%
43
19.0%
103
20.5%
226
22.3%
473
27.2%
354
32.4%
276
24.0%
1475
Agree 37.3%
84
36.6%
198
37.9%
418
40.8%
867
45.7%
596
46.5%
396
41.6%
2559
Neither agree nor disagree 22.2%
50
16.3%
88
14.0%
154
15.8%
336
12.4%
161
12.5%
106
14.6%
895
Strongly disagree 3.6%
8
4.1%
22
3.4%
38
3.9%
83
2.0%
26
1.6%
14
3.1%
191
TOTAL 100.0%
225
100.0%
541
100.0%
1103
100.0%
2125
100.0%
1303
100.0%
851

6148


Race (I-RACE)

White/Caucasian Black/African-American or Mexican-American Other TOTAL
Disagree 16.9%
911
21.6%
24
14.6%
91
16.7%
1026
Strongly agree 24.0%
1298
21.6%
24
23.0%
144
23.9%
1466
Agree 41.4%
2239
36.9%
41
45.8%
286
41.8%
2566
Neither agree nor disagree 14.7%
793
15.3%
17
13.1%
82
14.5%
892
Strongly disagree 3.0%
161
4.5%
5
3.5%
22
3.1%
188
TOTAL 100.0%
5402
100.0%
111
100.0%
625

6138


Education (I-EDUC)

High school or less Some college Bachelor's degree Some graduate school Master's degree Doctoral degree TOTAL
Disagree 15.9%
63
15.9%
61
12.9%
108
19.5%
97
17.3%
546
19.4%
96
16.9%
971
Strongly agree 23.5%
93
19.6%
75
24.6%
206
23.3%
116
25.5%
803
20.2%
100
24.2%
1393
Agree 42.7%
169
41.3%
158
44.8%
375
38.0%
189
41.1%
1295
42.6%
211
41.6%
2397
Neither agree nor disagree 16.4%
65
19.6%
75
15.7%
131
15.3%
76
13.0%
409
13.3%
66
14.3%
822
Strongly disagree 1.5%
6
3.7%
14
2.0%
17
3.8%
19
3.1%
97
4.4%
22
3.0%
175
TOTAL 100.0%
396
100.0%
383
100.0%
837
100.0%
497
100.0%
3150
100.0%
495

5758

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