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  Religous Observance, ISSP, Republic of Ireland - 1998

Year: 1998
Module: Religious Observance
Variable: V37


Question:
Please indicate which of the statements below comes closest to expressing what you believe about God.


Index to tables on this page

  1. % of men and women
  2. % of people of different religions.
  3. % of people of different ages.

Overall Results %
I don't believe in God 3
I donít know whether there is a God and I donít believe there is any way to find out 5
I donít believe in a personal God, but I do believe in a Higher Power of some kind 8
I find myself believing in God some of the time, but not at others 10
While I have doubts, I feel that I do believe in God 30
I know God really exists and I have no doubts about it 44


Results for men and women
%
  Male Female
I don't believe in God 3 2
I donít know whether there is a God and I donít believe there is any way to find out 6 3
I donít believe in a personal God, but I do believe in a Higher Power of some kind 9 7
I find myself believing in God some of the time, but not at others 12 8
While I have doubts, I feel that I do believe in God 34 27
I know God really exists and I have no doubts about it 35 53


Table Index
Results for people of different ages
%
  16-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 64+
I don't believe in God 2 4 3 1 3 2
I donít know whether there is a God and I donít believe there is any way to find out 12 6 4 5 2 1
I donít believe in a personal God, but I do believe in a Higher Power of some kind 15 9 8 9 5 2
I find myself believing in God some of the time, but not at others 17 16 7 8 9 3
While I have doubts, I feel that I do believe in God 36 37 36 31 22 14
I know God really exists and I have no doubts about it 19 28 43 47 60 79


Table Index
Results for people of different religions
%
  Catholic Protestant No religion
I don't believe in God 1 * 21
I donít know whether there is a God and I donít believe there is any way to find out 3 * 26
I donít believe in a personal God, but I do believe in a Higher Power of some kind 7 * 20
I find myself believing in God some of the time, but not at others 11 * 6
While I have doubts, I feel that I do believe in God 30 * 20
I know God really exists and I have no doubts about it 47 * 7
* indicates that the number of people in this category is
too small to allow percentages to be calculated.

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