Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005

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HUMEXIST

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

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

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Existed in their present form since the beginning of time 42.4% 42.4%
Evolved over time 47.8% 90.2%
Don't know/Refused 9.8% 100%
Total N = 1000

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
Existed in their present form since the beginning of time 44.4% 41.4% 41.4% 41.4% 37.0% 47.9% 42.3%
Evolved over time 52.2% 47.2% 48.7% 51.2% 54.3% 35.9% 48.0%
Don't know/Refused 3.4% 11.4% 9.8% 7.4% 8.7% 16.2% 9.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
982


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
Existed in their present form since the beginning of time 72.2% 58.0% 35.6% 25.6% 33.9% 15.2% 42.5%
Evolved over time 14.2% 35.7% 53.3% 64.2% 59.6% 70.1% 47.8%
Don't know/Refused 13.6% 6.3% 11.1% 10.2% 6.5% 14.7% 9.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
988


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College graduate TOTAL
Existed in their present form since the beginning of time 45.3% 52.0% 42.4% 28.3% 42.4%
Evolved over time 37.0% 37.6% 51.0% 63.1% 47.8%
Don't know/Refused 17.7% 10.4% 6.6% 8.6% 9.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
998


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Existed in their present form since the beginning of time 36.2% 48.1% 42.4%
Evolved over time 53.7% 42.3% 47.8%
Don't know/Refused 10.1% 9.6% 9.8%
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
Existed in their present form since the beginning of time 47.5% 48.1% 43.0% 39.2% 38.5% 33.6% 41.9%
Evolved over time 38.0% 40.5% 51.0% 50.0% 59.3% 59.9% 49.3%
Don't know/Refused 14.5% 11.5% 6.0% 10.8% 2.2% 6.6% 8.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
870


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Existed in their present form since the beginning of time 52.2% 37.6% 37.0% 42.6%
Evolved over time 40.5% 52.5% 55.3% 49.1%
Don't know/Refused 7.3% 9.9% 7.7% 8.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
924



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