Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005

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HUMEVOLV

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

Some people think that humans and other living things have evolved over time. Others think that humans and other living things have existed in their present form since the beginning of time. Which of these comes closest to your view? [Asked only if FORM = 1.]
  1) Evolved over time
  2) Existed in their present form since the beginning of time
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Evolved over time 47.8% 47.8%
Existed in their present form since the beginning of time 41.7% 89.5%
Don't know/Refused 10.5% 100%
Total N = 1000

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
Evolved over time 61.4% 49.9% 52.5% 50.2% 44.5% 30.1% 48.1%
Existed in their present form since the beginning of time 27.6% 39.7% 40.2% 40.9% 49.2% 52.0% 41.7%
Don't know/Refused 11.0% 10.5% 7.3% 8.9% 6.4% 17.8% 10.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
985


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
Evolved over time 15.6% 41.5% 47.4% 59.2% 62.4% 68.6% 47.9%
Existed in their present form since the beginning of time 70.6% 48.5% 43.5% 31.4% 28.3% 22.4% 42.0%
Don't know/Refused 13.8% 9.9% 9.0% 9.4% 9.2% 9.0% 10.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
990


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College graduate TOTAL
Evolved over time 24.1% 38.5% 51.7% 68.9% 48.0%
Existed in their present form since the beginning of time 54.7% 48.7% 41.9% 25.2% 41.6%
Don't know/Refused 21.2% 12.8% 6.3% 5.9% 10.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
996


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Evolved over time 53.4% 42.5% 47.8%
Existed in their present form since the beginning of time 36.9% 46.3% 41.8%
Don't know/Refused 9.7% 11.2% 10.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1000


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
Evolved over time 32.2% 49.3% 48.1% 48.9% 57.1% 71.4% 49.7%
Existed in their present form since the beginning of time 56.1% 35.7% 41.3% 43.7% 37.3% 26.4% 41.3%
Don't know/Refused 11.7% 14.9% 10.6% 7.4% 5.6% 2.2% 8.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
841


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Evolved over time 38.3% 54.3% 54.4% 49.0%
Existed in their present form since the beginning of time 50.6% 38.4% 36.4% 41.8%
Don't know/Refused 11.1% 7.3% 9.2% 9.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
926



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