Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005

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EVOLSCI

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

I'd like to get your views on who should and who should not have a say on how evolution is taught in public schools. In your opinion, should scientists and science teachers have a say in how evolution is addressed, or should they not have a say?
  1) Should have a say
  2) Should not have a say
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Should have a say 70.4% 70.4%
Should not have a say 23.5% 93.9%
Don't know/Refused 6.1% 100%
Total N = 2000

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
Should have a say 78.4% 77.6% 73.4% 74.0% 67.7% 50.9% 70.5%
Should not have a say 20.0% 20.3% 22.1% 20.6% 25.5% 33.1% 23.4%
Don't know/Refused 1.6% 2.1% 4.6% 5.4% 6.8% 16.0% 6.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1967


Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

More than once a week Once a week Once or twice a month A few times a year Seldom Never TOTAL
Should have a say 57.1% 65.6% 76.3% 73.6% 73.9% 81.8% 70.4%
Should not have a say 32.4% 28.2% 20.9% 21.4% 19.2% 13.0% 23.5%
Don't know/Refused 10.5% 6.2% 2.8% 5.0% 6.9% 5.1% 6.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1978


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College graduate TOTAL
Should have a say 59.8% 61.7% 74.3% 83.3% 70.4%
Should not have a say 28.1% 30.9% 21.8% 12.9% 23.5%
Don't know/Refused 12.0% 7.4% 3.9% 3.8% 6.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1994


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Should have a say 74.3% 66.8% 70.4%
Should not have a say 21.3% 25.6% 23.5%
Don't know/Refused 4.4% 7.6% 6.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2000


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 20 to under $30,000 30 to under $50,000 50 to under $75,000 75 to under $100,000 $100,000 or more TOTAL
Should have a say 64.9% 70.3% 70.1% 71.6% 80.6% 79.5% 72.1%
Should not have a say 26.2% 22.8% 25.6% 25.8% 14.4% 16.8% 22.7%
Don't know/Refused 8.9% 6.8% 4.3% 2.6% 4.9% 3.7% 5.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1711


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Should have a say 66.8% 72.7% 75.6% 71.5%
Should not have a say 27.6% 22.5% 20.4% 23.6%
Don't know/Refused 5.6% 4.8% 4.0% 4.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1850



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