Perception about God and Religion within the Malaysian Society

Mohd Arip Kasmo, Abur Hamdi Usman, Zulkifli Mohamad, Nasruddin Yunos, Wan Zulkifli Wan Hassan


The study reports the finding of a study conducted on 1800 respondents on the issue of believing in god and religion. The study was conducted throughout Malaysia involving male and female respondents between the age of 18 to 50 from the different ethnics and religious groups. Each respondent was given a booklet containing questionnaire containing the statement on the issues of the belief in god and religion. The statements were provided with five choice of responses ranging from 1 (strongly agree),2 (agree), 3 (not sure), 4 (disagree) and 5 (strongly disagree). The data was analysed using the SPSS to obtain the mean of all the responses, the mean based on the religious group, the percentage of all responses, the percentages of the responses based on the religious group. The data was also analysed using the t-test to see the significant difference of the mean. The finding shows that in general the respondents have a strong belief in religion and god, but when the data was analysed according to the ethnic groups, there finding show that there was significant different between the strength of belief between different ethnic group.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n1s1p246

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