Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005

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SCIEVOLV

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

From what you've heard or read, is there general agreement among scientists that humans evolved over time, or not?
  1) Yes, there is agreement among scientists that humans evolved over time.
  2) No, there is not agreement among scientists that humans evolved over time.
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Yes, there is agreement among scientists that humans evolved over time. 54.4% 54.4%
No, there is not agreement among scientists that humans evolved over time. 33.1% 87.5%
Don't know/Refused 12.5% 100%
Total N = 2000

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
Yes, there is agreement among scientists that humans evolved over time. 57.6% 61.0% 57.1% 57.7% 50.8% 41.6% 54.7%
No, there is not agreement among scientists that humans evolved over time. 36.0% 30.2% 32.0% 33.8% 33.7% 32.3% 32.8%
Don't know/Refused 6.4% 8.9% 10.9% 8.5% 15.5% 26.0% 12.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1967


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, there is agreement among scientists that humans evolved over time. 35.9% 47.5% 61.1% 60.5% 61.6% 66.8% 54.4%
No, there is not agreement among scientists that humans evolved over time. 52.5% 35.9% 28.2% 30.1% 29.7% 17.6% 33.2%
Don't know/Refused 11.6% 16.6% 10.7% 9.3% 8.6% 15.6% 12.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1978


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College graduate TOTAL
Yes, there is agreement among scientists that humans evolved over time. 35.1% 47.7% 60.5% 67.0% 54.5%
No, there is not agreement among scientists that humans evolved over time. 38.8% 37.9% 29.3% 27.0% 33.0%
Don't know/Refused 26.1% 14.3% 10.2% 5.9% 12.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1994


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes, there is agreement among scientists that humans evolved over time. 57.0% 52.1% 54.4%
No, there is not agreement among scientists that humans evolved over time. 32.5% 33.6% 33.1%
Don't know/Refused 10.6% 14.3% 12.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2000


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, there is agreement among scientists that humans evolved over time. 44.2% 53.4% 55.1% 55.9% 64.9% 70.5% 56.4%
No, there is not agreement among scientists that humans evolved over time. 37.5% 36.2% 33.9% 36.9% 30.0% 24.0% 33.4%
Don't know/Refused 18.3% 10.4% 11.0% 7.3% 5.2% 5.6% 10.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1711


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Yes, there is agreement among scientists that humans evolved over time. 49.6% 57.5% 60.2% 55.6%
No, there is not agreement among scientists that humans evolved over time. 37.3% 30.0% 32.3% 33.2%
Don't know/Refused 13.1% 12.5% 7.5% 11.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1850



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