U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Continental Dataset

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Q10C

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

Evolution is the best explanation for the origins of human life on earth.
  1) Completely agree
  2) Mostly agree
  3) Mostly disagree
  4) Completely disagree
  9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Completely agree 20.4% 20.4%
Mostly agree 27.9% 48.3%
Mostly disagree 16.2% 64.5%
Completely disagree 28.6% 93.1%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 6.9% 100%
Total N = 35556

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-39 40-49 50-64 65 and older TOTAL
Completely agree 22.5% 22.4% 19.6% 20.8% 16.3% 20.4%
Mostly agree 32.8% 29.3% 27.6% 26.5% 23.6% 28.0%
Mostly disagree 15.8% 15.4% 17.6% 15.6% 17.0% 16.2%
Completely disagree 24.5% 27.8% 29.2% 30.8% 30.6% 28.6%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 4.5% 5.2% 6.0% 6.3% 12.6% 6.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
34695


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Completely agree 24.1% 17.0% 20.4%
Mostly agree 28.4% 27.4% 27.9%
Mostly disagree 15.8% 16.6% 16.2%
Completely disagree 26.2% 30.9% 28.6%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 5.6% 8.2% 6.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
35556


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference (Vol.) Other party (Vol.) TOTAL
Completely agree 11.8% 25.1% 22.8% 20.5% 29.4% 20.5%
Mostly agree 22.9% 29.5% 32.1% 22.6% 27.1% 28.1%
Mostly disagree 17.5% 15.6% 16.8% 12.9% 9.4% 16.3%
Completely disagree 43.0% 22.0% 22.8% 33.5% 27.1% 28.7%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 4.8% 7.7% 5.4% 10.4% 7.1% 6.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
34102


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $30,000 $30,000 to under $50,000 $50,000 to under $75,000 $75,000 to under $100,000 $100,000 to under $150,000 $150,000 or more TOTAL
Completely agree 18.9% 17.8% 18.8% 20.9% 24.7% 30.8% 20.4%
Mostly agree 27.2% 28.1% 28.6% 30.9% 30.2% 27.9% 28.4%
Mostly disagree 16.4% 17.8% 16.7% 17.1% 16.0% 13.9% 16.6%
Completely disagree 28.5% 30.8% 32.2% 28.0% 25.8% 21.6% 28.8%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 9.1% 5.4% 3.7% 3.0% 3.3% 5.8% 5.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
29435


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school graduate High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) Technical, trade, or vocational school AFTER high school Some college, no 4-year degree (including associate degree) 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
Completely agree 22.9% 15.6% 13.9% 16.9% 23.8% 36.1% 20.4%
Mostly agree 25.0% 28.2% 25.6% 28.7% 29.5% 27.7% 27.9%
Mostly disagree 14.3% 17.3% 16.2% 16.9% 16.6% 13.3% 16.2%
Completely disagree 23.5% 31.6% 35.2% 32.4% 26.1% 19.8% 28.6%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 14.3% 7.3% 9.1% 5.2% 3.9% 3.1% 6.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
35298



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