Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006

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EVOSCI

(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? [Answered only if FORM = 2.]
  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. 62.5% 62.5%
No, there is not agreement among scientists that humans evolved over time. 27.7% 90.2%
Don't know/Refused 9.8% 100%
Total N = 1007

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-64 65+ TOTAL
Yes, there is agreement among scientists that humans evolved over time. 65.3% 70.8% 70.8% 63.7% 39.4% 62.2%
No, there is not agreement among scientists that humans evolved over time. 33.9% 21.1% 25.6% 23.8% 41.1% 27.9%
Don't know/Refused 0.8% 8.2% 3.6% 12.5% 19.4% 9.8%
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
Yes, there is agreement among scientists that humans evolved over time. 44.1% 59.8% 70.0% 70.8% 62.1% 64.5% 62.4%
No, there is not agreement among scientists that humans evolved over time. 45.5% 28.9% 20.0% 20.1% 28.0% 27.3% 27.7%
Don't know/Refused 10.5% 11.3% 10.0% 9.1% 9.8% 8.3% 10.0%
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
Yes, there is agreement among scientists that humans evolved over time. 39.9% 61.0% 64.3% 73.8% 73.7% 62.2%
No, there is not agreement among scientists that humans evolved over time. 38.5% 28.5% 27.0% 22.0% 22.2% 27.8%
Don't know/Refused 21.7% 10.5% 8.7% 4.2% 4.0% 10.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1004


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes, there is agreement among scientists that humans evolved over time. 63.0% 62.0% 62.5%
No, there is not agreement among scientists that humans evolved over time. 28.1% 27.3% 27.7%
Don't know/Refused 8.9% 10.7% 9.8%
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
Yes, there is agreement among scientists that humans evolved over time. 50.3% 62.8% 65.2% 63.3% 66.4% 71.4% 62.8%
No, there is not agreement among scientists that humans evolved over time. 33.5% 29.2% 23.3% 29.1% 29.4% 24.4% 28.0%
Don't know/Refused 16.2% 8.0% 11.4% 7.6% 4.2% 4.2% 9.3%
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
Yes, there is agreement among scientists that humans evolved over time. 62.0% 66.4% 41.7% 67.2% 62.2%
No, there is not agreement among scientists that humans evolved over time. 27.9% 25.3% 37.5% 26.5% 27.9%
Don't know/Refused 10.1% 8.2% 20.8% 6.4% 9.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1001



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