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 school boards 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 59.5% 59.5%
Should not have a say 34% 93.5%
Don't know/Refused 6.6% 100.1%
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 62.8% 59.3% 60.9% 62.2% 60.6% 50.9% 59.5%
Should not have a say 35.1% 35.6% 34.5% 31.8% 32.4% 34.6% 34.0%
Don't know/Refused 2.1% 5.1% 4.6% 6.0% 7.0% 14.4% 6.5%
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 62.4% 60.8% 59.5% 57.9% 58.3% 58.2% 59.6%
Should not have a say 28.4% 31.9% 38.1% 34.9% 36.4% 36.2% 34.0%
Don't know/Refused 9.2% 7.4% 2.4% 7.2% 5.4% 5.6% 6.4%
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 53.9% 55.5% 61.0% 66.0% 59.5%
Should not have a say 30.6% 37.6% 34.7% 29.8% 34.0%
Don't know/Refused 15.4% 6.9% 4.3% 4.2% 6.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1994


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Should have a say 62.1% 57.1% 59.5%
Should not have a say 32.7% 35.2% 34.0%
Don't know/Refused 5.2% 7.8% 6.6%
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 59.0% 59.6% 57.8% 60.6% 68.1% 63.5% 60.9%
Should not have a say 31.4% 34.2% 37.3% 35.5% 29.7% 31.8% 33.7%
Don't know/Refused 9.6% 6.2% 4.9% 3.9% 2.2% 4.7% 5.4%
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 61.3% 61.6% 57.8% 60.3%
Should not have a say 32.4% 32.4% 38.2% 34.2%
Don't know/Refused 6.3% 6.0% 4.0% 5.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1850



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