Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005

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HUMANS

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

And do you think that humans and other living things have evolved due to natural processes such as natural selection, or that a supreme being guided the evolution of living things for the purpose of creating humans and other life in the form it exists today? [Asked only if HUMEVOLV = 1 'evolved over time' or if HUMEXIST = 2 'evolved over time.']
  1) Humans and other living things have evolved due to natural processes such as natural selection.
  2) A supreme being guided the evolution of living things for the purpose of creating humans and other life in the form it exists today.
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Humans and other living things have evolved due to natural processes such as natural selection. 53.7% 53.7%
A supreme being guided the evolution of living things for the purpose of creating humans and other life in the form it exists today. 37.9% 91.6%
Don't know/Refused 8.4% 100%
Total N = 973

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
Humans and other living things have evolved due to natural processes such as natural selection. 55.5% 54.8% 57.2% 61.7% 47.2% 35.9% 53.7%
A supreme being guided the evolution of living things for the purpose of creating humans and other life in the form it exists today. 41.1% 36.5% 36.0% 30.4% 44.7% 45.9% 38.0%
Don't know/Refused 3.4% 8.7% 6.8% 7.9% 8.2% 18.2% 8.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
962


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
Humans and other living things have evolved due to natural processes such as natural selection. 10.5% 33.9% 53.9% 56.9% 64.2% 76.4% 53.8%
A supreme being guided the evolution of living things for the purpose of creating humans and other life in the form it exists today. 74.7% 55.2% 42.3% 34.9% 27.1% 18.1% 38.1%
Don't know/Refused 14.7% 10.9% 3.9% 8.2% 8.8% 5.5% 8.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
963


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College graduate TOTAL
Humans and other living things have evolved due to natural processes such as natural selection. 41.9% 50.5% 51.1% 60.3% 53.7%
A supreme being guided the evolution of living things for the purpose of creating humans and other life in the form it exists today. 41.9% 42.5% 41.5% 31.1% 37.9%
Don't know/Refused 16.3% 7.0% 7.4% 8.6% 8.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
971


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Humans and other living things have evolved due to natural processes such as natural selection. 58.0% 48.8% 53.7%
A supreme being guided the evolution of living things for the purpose of creating humans and other life in the form it exists today. 34.7% 41.5% 37.9%
Don't know/Refused 7.3% 9.7% 8.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
973


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
Humans and other living things have evolved due to natural processes such as natural selection. 37.1% 53.0% 47.8% 55.0% 61.5% 65.8% 53.7%
A supreme being guided the evolution of living things for the purpose of creating humans and other life in the form it exists today. 56.3% 37.2% 45.4% 36.6% 30.4% 26.7% 38.5%
Don't know/Refused 6.6% 9.8% 6.8% 8.4% 8.1% 7.5% 7.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
858


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Humans and other living things have evolved due to natural processes such as natural selection. 47.0% 54.1% 58.8% 53.8%
A supreme being guided the evolution of living things for the purpose of creating humans and other life in the form it exists today. 46.1% 38.0% 32.8% 38.4%
Don't know/Refused 6.9% 7.9% 8.3% 7.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
915



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