Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005

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GODCREAT

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

Do you think that God was responsible for the creation of life on earth, or don't you believe this? [Asked only if BELGOD = 1 'you believe in God.']
  1) Yes, believe God was responsible
  2) No, don't believe this
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Yes, believe God was responsible 91.6% 91.6%
No, don't believe this 5.4% 97%
Don't know/Refused 3% 100%
Total N = 1692

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
Yes, believe God was responsible 91.1% 91.2% 91.6% 90.8% 93.7% 92.1% 91.7%
No, don't believe this 7.6% 6.1% 5.2% 6.4% 3.3% 3.7% 5.4%
Don't know/Refused 1.3% 2.7% 3.2% 2.7% 2.9% 4.2% 2.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1664


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
Yes, believe God was responsible 98.2% 94.5% 95.5% 85.8% 82.8% 85.4% 91.6%
No, don't believe this 1.3% 3.3% 2.7% 10.1% 8.6% 11.7% 5.3%
Don't know/Refused 0.5% 2.2% 1.8% 4.1% 8.6% 2.8% 3.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1680


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College graduate TOTAL
Yes, believe God was responsible 91.8% 93.6% 90.2% 89.9% 91.6%
No, don't believe this 4.8% 4.2% 6.6% 6.5% 5.4%
Don't know/Refused 3.4% 2.2% 3.2% 3.7% 3.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1686


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes, believe God was responsible 89.8% 93.2% 91.6%
No, don't believe this 6.6% 4.3% 5.4%
Don't know/Refused 3.5% 2.5% 3.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1692


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
Yes, believe God was responsible 93.0% 92.6% 92.9% 93.0% 91.4% 89.9% 92.3%
No, don't believe this 5.8% 3.7% 4.8% 4.7% 7.0% 5.8% 5.2%
Don't know/Refused 1.2% 3.7% 2.3% 2.3% 1.6% 4.4% 2.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1449


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Yes, believe God was responsible 93.4% 91.9% 90.9% 92.2%
No, don't believe this 3.9% 6.0% 7.0% 5.5%
Don't know/Refused 2.7% 2.1% 2.1% 2.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1572



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