Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005

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(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 parents 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 79% 79%
Should not have a say 16.6% 95.6%
Don't know/Refused 4.3% 99.9%
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 74.9% 79.2% 80.9% 80.1% 78.4% 78.7% 79.0%
Should not have a say 21.6% 17.9% 15.1% 15.7% 18.3% 13.8% 16.8%
Don't know/Refused 3.5% 3.0% 4.0% 4.2% 3.3% 7.6% 4.3%
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 85.9% 83.6% 83.1% 74.2% 71.3% 74.4% 79.3%
Should not have a say 8.4% 12.0% 14.3% 21.3% 24.6% 22.2% 16.5%
Don't know/Refused 5.7% 4.5% 2.6% 4.5% 4.1% 3.4% 4.2%
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 82.5% 82.1% 78.4% 73.9% 79.0%
Should not have a say 8.5% 13.5% 17.9% 23.4% 16.6%
Don't know/Refused 9.0% 4.4% 3.7% 2.7% 4.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1994


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Should have a say 78.4% 79.6% 79.0%
Should not have a say 17.7% 15.7% 16.6%
Don't know/Refused 3.9% 4.7% 4.3%
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 84.6% 81.1% 79.6% 79.3% 77.8% 75.5% 79.9%
Should not have a say 9.0% 15.4% 17.6% 18.5% 20.0% 22.0% 16.8%
Don't know/Refused 6.4% 3.5% 2.8% 2.2% 2.2% 2.4% 3.4%
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 84.2% 77.6% 75.2% 79.1%
Should not have a say 11.6% 18.4% 22.2% 17.2%
Don't know/Refused 4.2% 4.0% 2.6% 3.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1850



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