U.S. Religious Knowledge Study, 2010

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QN34AA

(Percentages are weighted by WEIGHT; Total Ns reported are unweighted)

34aa. Which comes closer to your view?
  1) Humans and other living things have evolved over time
  2) Humans and other living things have existed in their present form since the beginning of time
  8) Don't know
  9) Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Humans and other living things have evolved over time 51.6% 51.6%
Humans and other living things have existed in their present form since the beginning of time 40% 91.6%
Don't know 7.7% 99.3%
Refused .7% 100%
Total N = 3412

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-64 65+ TOTAL
Humans and other living things have evolved over time 63.3% 59.1% 53.3% 49.5% 38.6% 51.6%
Humans and other living things have existed in their present form since the beginning of time 33.9% 31.9% 37.9% 43.6% 47.2% 39.9%
Don't know 2.6% 8.0% 8.5% 6.4% 12.8% 7.7%
Refused 0.2% 1.0% 0.3% 0.5% 1.5% 0.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3412


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Humans and other living things have evolved over time 63.0% 49.4% 45.2% 54.9% 51.6%
Humans and other living things have existed in their present form since the beginning of time 29.7% 42.7% 45.0% 37.6% 40.0%
Don't know 7.0% 7.4% 9.1% 6.4% 7.7%
Refused 0.3% 0.5% 0.7% 1.2% 0.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3409


Education (I-EDUC)

High school incomplete (Grades 9-11), None, or grade 1-8 High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) Some college, associate degree, no 4-year degree (or Technical, trade, or vocational school AFTER high school) College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., toward a master's Degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school) TOTAL
Humans and other living things have evolved over time 34.7% 45.4% 54.4% 60.8% 74.4% 51.7%
Humans and other living things have existed in their present form since the beginning of time 45.7% 47.6% 38.8% 33.4% 20.2% 39.9%
Don't know 19.0% 6.6% 6.0% 4.8% 4.1% 7.7%
Refused 0.6% 0.3% 0.8% 1.0% 1.3% 0.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3389


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Humans and other living things have evolved over time 31.9% 40.6% 58.8% 68.5% 66.7% 53.0%
Humans and other living things have existed in their present form since the beginning of time 59.7% 50.3% 35.5% 26.3% 23.9% 39.8%
Don't know 6.5% 7.8% 5.4% 5.2% 9.4% 6.5%
Refused 1.9% 1.3% 0.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3189


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Catholic Other religion Atheist/Agnostic Unaffiliated-Nothing in particular TOTAL
Humans and other living things have evolved over time 40.2% 58.2% 49.0% 93.5% 67.2% 50.7%
Humans and other living things have existed in their present form since the beginning of time 51.2% 32.4% 44.1% 4.3% 24.0% 40.8%
Don't know 7.7% 9.0% 4.9% 1.4% 8.8% 7.8%
Refused 0.8% 0.4% 2.0% 0.7% 0.0% 0.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3257



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