Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006

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NATSUP

(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 a supreme being guided the evolution of living things for the purpose of creating humans and other life in the form it exists today [Answered if EVOFORM = 1.]
  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. 51.8% 51.8%
A supreme being guided the evolution of living things for the purpose of creating humans and other life in the form it exists today. 41.2% 93%
Don't know/Refused 7.1% 100.1%
Total N = 1030

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-64 65+ TOTAL
Humans and other living things have evolved due to natural processes such as natural selection. 61.3% 60.8% 41.7% 49.1% 45.1% 51.3%
A supreme being guided the evolution of living things for the purpose of creating humans and other life in the form it exists today. 37.4% 32.4% 49.5% 44.3% 42.3% 41.5%
Don't know/Refused 1.3% 6.9% 8.9% 6.6% 12.7% 7.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1017


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. 29.1% 31.5% 41.1% 52.3% 62.1% 84.0% 51.8%
A supreme being guided the evolution of living things for the purpose of creating humans and other life in the form it exists today. 64.6% 60.1% 51.3% 43.0% 28.7% 10.1% 41.2%
Don't know/Refused 6.3% 8.4% 7.6% 4.7% 9.2% 5.9% 7.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1027


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
Humans and other living things have evolved due to natural processes such as natural selection. 45.3% 45.5% 51.1% 58.0% 59.1% 51.3%
A supreme being guided the evolution of living things for the purpose of creating humans and other life in the form it exists today. 47.9% 47.4% 40.8% 36.1% 32.2% 41.4%
Don't know/Refused 6.8% 7.1% 8.2% 5.9% 8.7% 7.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1027


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Humans and other living things have evolved due to natural processes such as natural selection. 57.4% 45.5% 51.7%
A supreme being guided the evolution of living things for the purpose of creating humans and other life in the form it exists today. 37.0% 45.9% 41.2%
Don't know/Refused 5.6% 8.7% 7.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1030


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. 42.4% 55.4% 43.8% 52.3% 62.9% 58.0% 51.9%
A supreme being guided the evolution of living things for the purpose of creating humans and other life in the form it exists today. 52.3% 37.6% 49.0% 43.2% 31.8% 35.2% 42.1%
Don't know/Refused 5.3% 6.9% 7.1% 4.5% 5.3% 6.8% 6.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
912


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Humans and other living things have evolved due to natural processes such as natural selection. 49.9% 47.8% 44.1% 57.9% 51.3%
A supreme being guided the evolution of living things for the purpose of creating humans and other life in the form it exists today. 41.6% 44.1% 49.2% 38.3% 41.6%
Don't know/Refused 8.5% 8.1% 6.8% 3.8% 7.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1024



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