Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006

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GODEARTH

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

Do you think that God was responsible for the creation of life on earth, or don't you believe this? [Answered if BELGOD = 1.]
  1) Yes, believe God was responsible
  2) No, don't believe this
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Yes, believe God was responsible 91.2% 91.2%
No, don't believe this 6% 97.2%
Don't know/Refused 2.8% 100%
Total N = 796

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-64 65+ TOTAL
Yes, believe God was responsible 90.7% 88.3% 95.9% 89.1% 91.7% 91.1%
No, don't believe this 7.0% 11.7% 2.3% 6.9% 4.2% 6.1%
Don't know/Refused 2.3% 0.0% 1.8% 4.0% 4.2% 2.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
789


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, believe God was responsible 97.2% 96.8% 97.5% 82.3% 86.9% 72.9% 91.4%
No, don't believe this 2.8% 2.3% 2.5% 11.4% 10.1% 16.7% 6.1%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.9% 0.0% 6.3% 3.0% 10.4% 2.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
789


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
Yes, believe God was responsible 91.6% 93.7% 88.1% 91.3% 88.2% 91.3%
No, don't believe this 8.4% 2.2% 8.9% 8.7% 7.4% 6.0%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 4.1% 3.0% 0.0% 4.4% 2.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
792


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes, believe God was responsible 87.8% 94.3% 91.3%
No, don't believe this 7.1% 5.0% 5.9%
Don't know/Refused 5.2% 0.7% 2.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
796


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, believe God was responsible 91.9% 86.9% 94.0% 90.5% 83.1% 90.0% 90.3%
No, don't believe this 6.1% 9.5% 3.6% 6.9% 10.8% 6.7% 6.7%
Don't know/Refused 2.0% 3.6% 2.4% 2.6% 6.0% 3.3% 3.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
676


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Yes, believe God was responsible 92.7% 88.7% 93.9% 88.3% 91.4%
No, don't believe this 4.4% 7.0% 4.5% 10.4% 6.0%
Don't know/Refused 2.9% 4.3% 1.5% 1.3% 2.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
793



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