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Presbyterian Panel Survey, February 1996 - Current Issues in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) - Analysis

RELDECIS

Everyone must make many important decisions during his or her life, such as which occupation to pursue, what goals to strive for, for whom to vote, what to teach one's children, etc. When you make decisions such as these, to what extent do you make the decisions on the basis of your religious faith?
 FrequencyPercentCumulative PercentZ-Score
1) I seldom, if ever, base such decisions on my religious faith992.8%2.8%-3.23
2) I sometimes base such decisions on my religious faith, but definitely do not most of the time2427.0%9.8%-1.88
3) I feel that most of my important decisions are based on my religious faith, but usually in a general, unconscious way134638.7%48.5%-0.52
4) I feel that most of my important decisions are based on my religious faith, and I usually consciously attempt to make them so179151.5%100.0%0.83
Missing2000
Total Unweighted N = 3478





Age (I-AGE)

 Under 4040-4950-6465 & olderMissingTotal
I seldom, if ever, base such decisions on my religious faith1.5%
10
2.4%
21
2.5%
29
4.8%
36
32.8%
96
I sometimes base such decisions on my religious faith, but definitely do not most of the time7.2%
49
6.9%
60
5.1%
59
9.8%
73
17.0%
241
I feel that most of my important decisions are based on my religious faith, but usually in a general, unconscious way36.4%
246
35.2%
305
39.2%
458
43.8%
327
1038.7%
1336
I feel that most of my important decisions are based on my religious faith, and I usually consciously attempt to make them so54.9%
371
55.4%
480
53.2%
621
41.6%
310
951.6%
1782
Missing81102020231961
Total 100%
676
100%
866
100%
1167
100%
746
   
3455

Marital status (I-MARITAL)

 MarriedNot marriedMissingTotal
I seldom, if ever, base such decisions on my religious faith2.9%
83
2.7%
15
12.9%
98
I sometimes base such decisions on my religious faith, but definitely do not most of the time6.9%
199
6.9%
38
56.9%
237
I feel that most of my important decisions are based on my religious faith, but usually in a general, unconscious way38.0%
1091
41.8%
230
2538.6%
1321
I feel that most of my important decisions are based on my religious faith, and I usually consciously attempt to make them so52.2%
1500
48.5%
267
2451.6%
1767
Missing291020551961
Total 100%
2873
100%
550
   
3423

Political party (I-PARTYID)

 DemocratIndependentRepublicanAll other responsesMissingTotal
I seldom, if ever, base such decisions on my religious faith1.9%
25
3.9%
26
3.0%
43
3.8%
2
32.8%
96
I sometimes base such decisions on my religious faith, but definitely do not most of the time5.0%
64
6.5%
44
8.8%
126
7.7%
4
46.9%
238
I feel that most of my important decisions are based on my religious faith, but usually in a general, unconscious way35.4%
454
37.7%
254
42.4%
605
26.9%
14
1938.6%
1327
I feel that most of my important decisions are based on my religious faith, and I usually consciously attempt to make them so57.7%
740
51.9%
350
45.8%
653
61.5%
32
1651.7%
1775
Missing19710120421963
Total 100%
1283
100%
674
100%
1427
100%
52
   
3436

Region (I-REGION)

 NortheastMidwestSouthWestMissingTotal
I seldom, if ever, base such decisions on my religious faith2.3%
29
3.5%
20
2.8%
21
3.2%
29
02.9%
99
I sometimes base such decisions on my religious faith, but definitely do not most of the time6.5%
81
7.5%
43
6.6%
49
7.5%
69
07.0%
242
I feel that most of my important decisions are based on my religious faith, but usually in a general, unconscious way40.8%
505
36.6%
210
38.7%
288
37.4%
342
138.7%
1345
I feel that most of my important decisions are based on my religious faith, and I usually consciously attempt to make them so50.4%
624
52.4%
300
51.9%
386
51.9%
475
651.4%
1785
Missing708291404519200778
Total 100%
1239
100%
573
100%
744
100%
915
   
3471

Sex (I-SEX)

 FemaleMaleMissingTotal
I seldom, if ever, base such decisions on my religious faith2.1%
28
3.3%
69
22.8%
97
I sometimes base such decisions on my religious faith, but definitely do not most of the time8.5%
115
6.0%
127
07.0%
242
I feel that most of my important decisions are based on my religious faith, but usually in a general, unconscious way43.9%
592
35.4%
747
738.7%
1339
I feel that most of my important decisions are based on my religious faith, and I usually consciously attempt to make them so45.6%
615
55.4%
1169
751.5%
1784
Missing212020161959
Total 100%
1350
100%
2112
   
3462

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