Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006

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HARMMAN

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

Now a different kind of question… In the long run, do you think the scientific advances we are making will help or harm mankind? [Answered only if FORM = 2.]
  1) Will help
  2) Will harm
  3) Some of each
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Will help 64.5% 64.5%
Will harm 19.4% 83.9%
Some of each 10.1% 94%
Don't know/Refused 6% 100%
Total N = 1007

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-64 65+ TOTAL
Will help 55.1% 64.0% 73.3% 66.7% 56.8% 64.4%
Will harm 32.2% 15.1% 17.4% 17.9% 20.5% 19.5%
Some of each 5.1% 16.3% 7.2% 9.8% 11.9% 10.2%
Don't know/Refused 7.6% 4.7% 2.1% 5.7% 10.8% 5.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
998


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
Will help 47.2% 71.3% 73.1% 61.2% 61.7% 69.2% 64.5%
Will harm 29.6% 16.7% 13.8% 23.4% 15.8% 18.3% 19.5%
Some of each 16.9% 7.1% 10.0% 9.6% 11.3% 7.5% 10.1%
Don't know/Refused 6.3% 5.0% 3.1% 5.7% 11.3% 5.0% 5.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1002


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) Some college, no 4-year degree (or Vocational or Technical degree AFTER high school) College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., toward a master's Degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school TOTAL
Will help 51.7% 64.7% 60.7% 73.1% 76.5% 64.4%
Will harm 29.4% 21.1% 18.8% 14.4% 9.2% 19.4%
Some of each 11.2% 7.7% 15.5% 8.4% 7.1% 10.1%
Don't know/Refused 7.7% 6.6% 5.0% 4.2% 7.1% 6.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1004


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Will help 67.6% 61.8% 64.6%
Will harm 17.2% 21.4% 19.4%
Some of each 9.8% 10.3% 10.0%
Don't know/Refused 5.4% 6.5% 6.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1007


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
Will help 55.1% 62.8% 64.3% 64.3% 76.3% 72.3% 65.0%
Will harm 21.0% 26.5% 21.9% 19.7% 13.6% 15.1% 19.9%
Some of each 15.6% 8.8% 7.1% 9.6% 6.8% 9.2% 9.6%
Don't know/Refused 8.4% 1.8% 6.7% 6.4% 3.4% 3.4% 5.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
875


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Will help 66.9% 61.5% 53.5% 63.1% 64.4%
Will harm 18.6% 18.9% 15.5% 23.6% 19.5%
Some of each 9.4% 14.2% 15.5% 7.4% 10.1%
Don't know/Refused 5.1% 5.4% 15.5% 5.9% 6.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1001



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