Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005

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CREATION

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

Would you generally favor or oppose teaching creationism instead of evolution in public schools?
  1) Favor
  2) Oppose
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Favor 37.6% 37.6%
Oppose 48.8% 86.4%
Don't know/Refused 13.6% 100%
Total N = 2000

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
Favor 41.0% 35.9% 34.6% 42.3% 30.2% 39.8% 37.4%
Oppose 52.5% 47.1% 54.1% 48.4% 54.5% 38.5% 49.1%
Don't know/Refused 6.6% 16.9% 11.3% 9.3% 15.4% 21.6% 13.5%
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
Favor 64.5% 44.4% 35.2% 28.8% 23.6% 22.6% 37.6%
Oppose 25.0% 41.6% 54.5% 57.2% 60.4% 60.5% 48.8%
Don't know/Refused 10.5% 14.0% 10.2% 14.1% 16.0% 16.9% 13.6%
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
Favor 49.2% 43.9% 36.4% 24.7% 37.5%
Oppose 28.9% 40.9% 51.7% 66.0% 48.9%
Don't know/Refused 21.8% 15.2% 11.9% 9.3% 13.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1994


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Favor 35.4% 39.6% 37.6%
Oppose 53.3% 44.6% 48.8%
Don't know/Refused 11.3% 15.8% 13.6%
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
Favor 48.2% 31.3% 44.9% 36.8% 35.9% 21.8% 37.8%
Oppose 32.9% 53.7% 44.2% 52.6% 58.1% 69.6% 50.2%
Don't know/Refused 18.9% 14.9% 10.9% 10.7% 6.0% 8.6% 12.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1711


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Favor 43.2% 36.6% 32.9% 37.7%
Oppose 45.2% 50.1% 55.6% 50.1%
Don't know/Refused 11.6% 13.3% 11.5% 12.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1850



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