Presbyterian Panel Survey, November 2004 - Current Issues in Church and Society, Elders

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GENESIS2

The account of Creation presented in Genesis:
  1) Is literally true, exactly as we find it in the Bible-that is, it took six twenty-four-hour periods for God to create the world
  2) Is a true account of how God created the world
  3) Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Is literally true, exactly as we find it in the Bible-that is, it took six twenty-four-hour periods for God to create the world 38 6.5% 6.5% -2.21
Is a true account of how God created the world 349 60.1% 66.6% -.47
Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created 194 33.4% 100% 1.28

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

Less than 40 40-49 50-64 65+ TOTAL
Is literally true, exactly as we find it in the Bible-that is, it took six twenty-four-hour periods for God to create the world 6.5%
2
6.3%
7
6.7%
17
6.6%
12
6.6%
38
Is a true account of how God created the world 80.6%
25
61.3%
68
53.7%
137
64.5%
118
60.0%
348
Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created 12.9%
4
32.4%
36
39.6%
101
29.0%
53
33.4%
194
TOTAL 100.0%
31
100.0%
111
100.0%
255
100.0%
183

580


Sex (I-SEX)

Female Male TOTAL
Is literally true, exactly as we find it in the Bible-that is, it took six twenty-four-hour periods for God to create the world 5.2%
14
7.7%
24
6.5%
38
Is a true account of how God created the world 63.6%
171
57.1%
178
60.1%
349
Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created 31.2%
84
35.3%
110
33.4%
194
TOTAL 100.0%
269
100.0%
312

581


Education (I-EDUC)

High school diploma Some college Graduated from college Some graduate work Graduate degree TOTAL
Is literally true, exactly as we find it in the Bible-that is, it took six twenty-four-hour periods for God to create the world 4.9%
2
9.0%
8
8.8%
12
10.7%
8
4.0%
7
7.1%
37
Is a true account of how God created the world 82.9%
34
73.0%
65
62.5%
85
57.3%
43
46.9%
83
59.8%
310
Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created 12.2%
5
18.0%
16
28.7%
39
32.0%
24
49.2%
87
33.0%
171
TOTAL 100.0%
41
100.0%
89
100.0%
136
100.0%
75
100.0%
177

518


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20K $20K - $49,999 $50K - $99,999 $100K + TOTAL
Is literally true, exactly as we find it in the Bible-that is, it took six twenty-four-hour periods for God to create the world 0.0%
0
7.8%
8
6.9%
16
5.5%
11
6.4%
35
Is a true account of how God created the world 84.6%
11
66.7%
68
59.9%
139
54.7%
110
59.9%
328
Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created 15.4%
2
25.5%
26
33.2%
77
39.8%
80
33.8%
185
TOTAL 100.0%
13
100.0%
102
100.0%
232
100.0%
201

548


Race (I-RACE)

Not checked Checked TOTAL
Is literally true, exactly as we find it in the Bible-that is, it took six twenty-four-hour periods for God to create the world 15.0%
3
6.2%
35
6.5%
38
Is a true account of how God created the world 50.0%
10
60.4%
339
60.1%
349
Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created 35.0%
7
33.3%
187
33.4%
194
TOTAL 100.0%
20
100.0%
561

581


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Democrat Independent Republican Other TOTAL
Is literally true, exactly as we find it in the Bible-that is, it took six twenty-four-hour periods for God to create the world 3.8%
6
3.7%
4
8.8%
27
0.0%
0
6.4%
37
Is a true account of how God created the world 47.1%
74
54.6%
59
68.3%
209
100.0%
3
60.1%
345
Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created 49.0%
77
41.7%
45
22.9%
70
0.0%
0
33.4%
192
TOTAL 100.0%
157
100.0%
108
100.0%
306
100.0%
3

574

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