Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005

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EVOLRESP

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

And who should have the primary responsibility for deciding how evolution is taught in public schools? Should it be scientists and science teachers, parents, or school boards?
  1) Scientists and science teachers
  2) Parents
  3) School boards
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Scientists and science teachers 28.3% 28.3%
Parents 41% 69.3%
School boards 21% 90.3%
Don't know/Refused 9.7% 100%
Total N = 2000

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
Scientists and science teachers 42.4% 31.2% 26.7% 29.0% 24.2% 20.7% 28.7%
Parents 33.7% 40.1% 43.2% 39.1% 41.1% 46.9% 40.9%
School boards 17.6% 21.6% 22.1% 23.9% 23.3% 15.2% 20.8%
Don't know/Refused 6.4% 7.2% 8.0% 8.0% 11.3% 17.2% 9.6%
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
Scientists and science teachers 14.8% 20.2% 33.1% 32.2% 34.9% 44.9% 28.3%
Parents 55.1% 46.6% 38.2% 38.5% 33.8% 27.8% 41.2%
School boards 19.4% 21.3% 23.5% 21.4% 23.6% 15.0% 21.0%
Don't know/Refused 10.8% 11.9% 5.2% 7.9% 7.7% 12.4% 9.5%
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
Scientists and science teachers 22.4% 23.6% 27.4% 38.5% 28.4%
Parents 49.1% 47.2% 39.9% 29.9% 41.0%
School boards 16.9% 19.3% 21.2% 25.0% 21.0%
Don't know/Refused 11.7% 10.0% 11.5% 6.7% 9.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1994


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Scientists and science teachers 29.2% 27.5% 28.3%
Parents 40.5% 41.4% 41.0%
School boards 21.5% 20.5% 21.0%
Don't know/Refused 8.8% 10.5% 9.7%
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
Scientists and science teachers 22.7% 28.4% 31.1% 24.7% 38.8% 34.1% 29.4%
Parents 46.2% 42.3% 43.4% 45.7% 31.3% 32.9% 41.1%
School boards 19.5% 20.3% 18.1% 24.1% 23.5% 25.7% 21.5%
Don't know/Refused 11.6% 8.9% 7.4% 5.4% 6.5% 7.3% 7.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1711


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Scientists and science teachers 19.4% 35.2% 32.6% 29.0%
Parents 50.9% 35.2% 35.8% 40.8%
School boards 19.9% 22.0% 23.4% 21.7%
Don't know/Refused 9.8% 7.5% 8.2% 8.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1850



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