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General Social Survey, 1990 - Analysis

WORLD1

People have different images of the world and human nature. We'd like to know the kinds of images you have. Here is a card with sets of contrasting images. On a scale of 1-7 where would you place your image of the world and human nature between the two contrasting images? Look at the first set of contrasting images. If you think that "The world is basically filled with evil and sin," you would place yourself at 1. If you think "There is much goodness in the world which hints at God's goodness" you would place yourself at 7. If you think things are somewhere between these two you would place yourself at 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6.
 FrequencyPercentCumulative PercentZ-Score
1) 1 world evil475.1%5.1%-2.35
2) 2283.0%8.1%-1.71
3) 3768.2%16.3%-1.07
4) 427930.1%46.3%-0.44
5) 524326.2%72.5%0.20
6) 612613.6%86.1%0.84
7) 7 much goodness11612.5%98.6%1.48
8) Don't know20.2%98.8%2.12
9) No answer111.2%100.0%2.76
Missing444
Total Unweighted N = 928





Age (I-AGE)

 18-2930-4445-5960-7475 and olderMissingTotal
1 world evil7.4%
14
2.8%
9
7.3%
13
6.7%
11
0.0%
0
05.1%
47
23.2%
6
4.4%
14
1.7%
3
3.0%
5
0.0%
0
03.0%
28
38.5%
16
9.0%
29
7.3%
13
6.1%
10
10.7%
8
08.2%
76
425.4%
48
36.8%
118
31.3%
56
22.6%
37
26.7%
20
030.1%
279
531.7%
60
24.0%
77
21.8%
39
29.9%
49
24.0%
18
026.2%
243
616.4%
31
10.0%
32
18.4%
33
12.2%
20
13.3%
10
013.6%
126
7 much goodness7.4%
14
11.2%
36
10.6%
19
18.9%
31
21.3%
16
012.5%
116
Don't know0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.6%
1
0.0%
0
1.3%
1
00.2%
2
No answer0.0%
0
1.9%
6
1.1%
2
0.6%
1
2.7%
2
01.2%
11
Missing871666787374440
Total 100%
189
100%
321
100%
179
100%
164
100%
75
   
928

Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

 Less than once a yearAbout once or twice a yearSeveral times a yearAbout once a monthNearly every weekOnce a week or moreMissingTotal
1 world evil3.6%
7
2.9%
3
0.8%
1
2.8%
2
5.8%
8
9.3%
25
15.1%
46
23.6%
7
1.9%
2
2.5%
3
1.4%
1
5.0%
7
2.6%
7
13.0%
27
313.3%
26
4.8%
5
5.9%
7
6.9%
5
7.2%
10
8.2%
22
18.4%
75
434.4%
67
30.5%
32
31.1%
37
31.9%
23
26.6%
37
27.6%
74
930.1%
270
526.7%
52
35.2%
37
29.4%
35
22.2%
16
25.9%
36
22.4%
60
726.3%
236
66.7%
13
18.1%
19
16.0%
19
25.0%
18
13.7%
19
13.1%
35
313.7%
123
7 much goodness10.3%
20
5.7%
6
13.4%
16
9.7%
7
15.8%
22
15.7%
42
312.6%
113
Don't know1.5%
3
1.0%
1
0.8%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
1.1%
3
20.9%
8
No answer0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
30.0%
0
Missing99585633581314749
Total 100%
195
100%
105
100%
119
100%
72
100%
139
100%
268
   
898

Education (I-EDUC)

 Less than high schoolHigh schoolJunior collegeBachelor's degreeGraduate degreeMissingTotal
1 world evil9.9%
18
4.7%
23
2.1%
1
2.1%
3
1.6%
1
15.0%
46
23.9%
7
3.5%
17
2.1%
1
1.4%
2
1.6%
1
03.0%
28
36.6%
12
8.6%
42
12.8%
6
6.2%
9
8.1%
5
28.0%
74
428.7%
52
31.6%
154
34.0%
16
28.1%
41
24.2%
15
130.1%
278
518.2%
33
26.3%
128
34.0%
16
30.8%
45
32.3%
20
126.2%
242
613.8%
25
12.3%
60
8.5%
4
15.1%
22
24.2%
15
013.7%
126
7 much goodness17.7%
32
11.5%
56
6.4%
3
13.7%
20
8.1%
5
012.6%
116
Don't know0.6%
1
0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
00.2%
2
No answer0.6%
1
1.2%
6
0.0%
0
2.7%
4
0.0%
0
01.2%
11
Missing1012392851254490
Total 100%
181
100%
487
100%
47
100%
146
100%
62
   
923

Gender (I-GENDER)

 MaleFemaleMissingTotal
1 world evil5.4%
22
4.8%
25
05.1%
47
24.2%
17
2.1%
11
03.0%
28
37.6%
31
8.6%
45
08.2%
76
430.0%
122
30.1%
157
030.1%
279
526.8%
109
25.7%
134
026.2%
243
612.1%
49
14.8%
77
013.6%
126
7 much goodness11.8%
48
13.0%
68
012.5%
116
Don't know0.2%
1
0.2%
1
00.2%
2
No answer1.7%
7
0.8%
4
01.2%
11
Missing1982464440
Total 100%
406
100%
522
   
928

Religion (I-RELIGION)

 ProtestantCatholicJewishNoneOtherMissingTotal
1 world evil6.6%
38
1.8%
4
0.0%
0
3.9%
3
6.5%
2
05.1%
47
23.3%
19
2.3%
5
0.0%
0
3.9%
3
3.2%
1
03.0%
28
38.5%
49
8.2%
18
0.0%
0
7.8%
6
6.5%
2
18.1%
75
429.5%
170
25.9%
57
23.8%
5
45.5%
35
35.5%
11
130.1%
278
525.0%
144
30.0%
66
47.6%
10
22.1%
17
19.4%
6
026.3%
243
613.2%
76
17.3%
38
4.8%
1
7.8%
6
16.1%
5
013.6%
126
7 much goodness12.7%
73
13.6%
30
23.8%
5
5.2%
4
12.9%
4
012.5%
116
Don't know0.3%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
00.2%
2
No answer0.9%
5
0.9%
2
0.0%
0
3.9%
3
0.0%
0
11.1%
10
Missing286107632114472
Total 100%
576
100%
220
100%
21
100%
77
100%
31
   
925

Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

 Liberal and extremely liberalSlightly liberalModerate, middle of the roadSlightly conservativeConservativeExtremely conservativeMissingTotal
1 world evil4.0%
5
3.3%
4
4.0%
13
5.7%
9
4.9%
6
18.8%
6
44.9%
43
22.4%
3
1.7%
2
1.5%
5
3.8%
6
3.3%
4
6.3%
2
62.5%
22
38.0%
10
9.1%
11
5.8%
19
10.8%
17
9.8%
12
12.5%
4
38.2%
73
430.4%
38
28.1%
34
33.2%
109
29.7%
47
28.7%
35
28.1%
9
730.7%
272
523.2%
29
33.1%
40
24.7%
81
27.2%
43
28.7%
35
15.6%
5
1026.3%
233
615.2%
19
14.0%
17
15.9%
52
13.3%
21
10.7%
13
0.0%
0
413.8%
122
7 much goodness16.8%
21
9.1%
11
14.6%
48
8.9%
14
10.7%
13
18.8%
6
312.8%
113
Don't know0.0%
0
1.7%
2
0.3%
1
0.6%
1
3.3%
4
0.0%
0
20.9%
8
No answer0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
30.0%
0
Missing525814882701948615
Total 100%
125
100%
121
100%
328
100%
158
100%
122
100%
32
   
886

Race (I-RACE)

 WhiteBlackOtherMissingTotal
1 world evil4.6%
36
7.2%
8
7.9%
3
05.1%
47
21.9%
15
8.1%
9
10.5%
4
03.0%
28
38.6%
67
4.5%
5
10.5%
4
08.2%
76
430.8%
240
26.1%
29
26.3%
10
030.1%
279
527.0%
210
24.3%
27
15.8%
6
026.2%
243
614.1%
110
10.8%
12
10.5%
4
013.6%
126
7 much goodness11.6%
90
18.9%
21
13.2%
5
012.5%
116
Don't know0.1%
1
0.0%
0
2.6%
1
00.2%
2
No answer1.3%
10
0.0%
0
2.6%
1
01.2%
11
Missing37148254440
Total 100%
779
100%
111
100%
38
   
928

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