Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005

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POWCREAT

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

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

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Yes, believe universal spirit/higher power was responsible 47.9% 47.9%
No, don't believe this 40.9% 88.8%
Don't know/Refused 11.2% 100%
Total N = 216

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
Yes, believe universal spirit/higher power was responsible 47.8% 48.0% 50.0% 46.3% 48.4% 51.2% 48.3%
No, don't believe this 41.3% 48.0% 41.9% 36.1% 43.8% 31.7% 40.8%
Don't know/Refused 10.9% 4.0% 8.1% 17.6% 7.8% 17.1% 10.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
213


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 universal spirit/higher power was responsible 0.0% 63.4% 58.5% 55.6% 45.4% 40.1% 48.2%
No, don't believe this 0.0% 26.8% 32.1% 36.1% 46.1% 45.7% 41.2%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 9.8% 9.4% 8.3% 8.5% 14.2% 10.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
212


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College graduate TOTAL
Yes, believe universal spirit/higher power was responsible 68.2% 52.9% 46.8% 43.2% 47.9%
No, don't believe this 13.6% 35.5% 46.0% 43.8% 40.9%
Don't know/Refused 18.2% 11.6% 7.2% 13.0% 11.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
216


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes, believe universal spirit/higher power was responsible 42.9% 54.0% 47.9%
No, don't believe this 45.2% 35.8% 40.9%
Don't know/Refused 12.0% 10.2% 11.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
216


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 universal spirit/higher power was responsible 60.0% 50.0% 62.5% 44.3% 27.3% 41.6% 46.9%
No, don't believe this 38.3% 37.9% 20.3% 44.3% 51.5% 49.4% 41.1%
Don't know/Refused 1.7% 12.1% 17.2% 11.4% 21.2% 9.0% 12.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
190


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Yes, believe universal spirit/higher power was responsible 33.9% 47.4% 49.1% 46.4%
No, don't believe this 54.2% 42.9% 41.5% 43.7%
Don't know/Refused 11.9% 9.7% 9.4% 9.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
203



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