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  Religous Observance, ISSP, Republic of Ireland - 1998

Year: 1998
Module: Religious Observance
Variable: V65


Question:
There are many different ways of picturing God. Wed like to know the kinds of images you are most likely to associate with God.
Below are sets of contrasting images. On a scale of 1-7 where would you place your images of God between the two contrasting images? The first set of contrasting images shows Mother at 1 on the scale and Father at 7. If you imagine God as a Mother, you should place yourself at 1. If you imagine God as a Father, you should place yourself at 7. If you imagine God as being somewhere between Mother and Father, you would place yourself at 2,3,4,5 or 6. Where would you place your image of God on the scale for each set of images?



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 %
Mother2
5
5
29
18
19
Father20
No Answer3


Results for men and women
%
 MaleFemale
Mother 2 3
19 19
19 19
19 19
19 19
19 19
Father 16 23
No answer 4 1


Table Index
Results for people of different ages
%
 16-2425-3435-4445-5455-6464+
Mother 3 1 2 2 4 5
19 13 17 22 24 25
19 13 17 22 24 25
19 13 17 22 24 25
19 13 17 22 24 25
19 13 17 22 24 25
Father 13 14 18 19 26 35
No answer 2 5 3 3 2 1


Table Index
Results for people of different religions
%
 CatholicProtestantNo religion
Mother 3 0 3
20 * 6
20 * 6
20 * 6
20 * 6
20 * 6
Father 21 * 4
No answer 1 * 19
* indicates that the number of people in this category is
too small to allow percentages to be calculated.

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