Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, Spring 1997

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ORIGIN

Which do you think is a more likely explanation for the origin of human life on Earth -- the Biblical account of creation or Darwinian evolution?
  1) BIBLICAL ACCOUNT
  2) DARWINIAN EVOLUTION
  3) BOTH, GOD CREATED LIFE AND THEN IT EVOLVED

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
BIBLICAL ACCOUNT 209 61.5% 61.5% -.73
DARWINIAN EVOLUTION 107 31.5% 92.9% .87
BOTH, GOD CREATED LIFE AND THEN IT EVOLVED 24 7.1% 100% 2.47

Variable Comparisons


Sex (I-SEX)

MALE FEMALE TOTAL
BIBLICAL ACCOUNT 59.5%
97
63.3%
112
61.5%
209
DARWINIAN EVOLUTION 36.2%
59
27.1%
48
31.5%
107
BOTH, GOD CREATED LIFE AND THEN IT EVOLVED 4.3%
7
9.6%
17
7.1%
24
TOTAL 100.0%
163
100.0%
177

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Race (I-RACE)

White African American/Black Other TOTAL
BIBLICAL ACCOUNT 60.8%
180
68.8%
11
66.7%
16
61.6%
207
DARWINIAN EVOLUTION 32.1%
95
31.3%
5
29.2%
7
31.8%
107
BOTH, GOD CREATED LIFE AND THEN IT EVOLVED 7.1%
21
0.0%
0
4.2%
1
6.5%
22
TOTAL 100.0%
296
100.0%
16
100.0%
24

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Marital status (I-MARITAL)

MARRIED DIVORCED SEPARATED WIDOWED SINGLE TOTAL
BIBLICAL ACCOUNT 59.9%
118
61.4%
27
62.5%
5
75.0%
15
61.4%
43
61.4%
208
DARWINIAN EVOLUTION 31.0%
61
36.4%
16
25.0%
2
20.0%
4
34.3%
24
31.6%
107
BOTH, GOD CREATED LIFE AND THEN IT EVOLVED 9.1%
18
2.3%
1
12.5%
1
5.0%
1
4.3%
3
7.1%
24
TOTAL 100.0%
197
100.0%
44
100.0%
8
100.0%
20
100.0%
70

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Religious preference (I-RELIG)

Protestant Catholic Jewish Other No Relig TOTAL
BIBLICAL ACCOUNT 66.9%
115
60.2%
62
20.0%
2
64.3%
18
38.1%
8
61.4%
205
DARWINIAN EVOLUTION 27.3%
47
29.1%
30
80.0%
8
28.6%
8
61.9%
13
31.7%
106
BOTH, GOD CREATED LIFE AND THEN IT EVOLVED 5.8%
10
10.7%
11
0.0%
0
7.1%
2
0.0%
0
6.9%
23
TOTAL 100.0%
172
100.0%
103
100.0%
10
100.0%
28
100.0%
21

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Political party (I-PARTY)

REPUBLICAN DEMOCRAT INDEPENDENT OTHER TOTAL
BIBLICAL ACCOUNT 65.5%
76
59.2%
61
56.8%
50
42.9%
6
60.1%
193
DARWINIAN EVOLUTION 29.3%
34
35.9%
37
34.1%
30
28.6%
4
32.7%
105
BOTH, GOD CREATED LIFE AND THEN IT EVOLVED 5.2%
6
4.9%
5
9.1%
8
28.6%
4
7.2%
23
TOTAL 100.0%
116
100.0%
103
100.0%
88
100.0%
14

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Education (I-EDUC)

Less than High School High School graduate Some college College graduate Post college degree TOTAL
BIBLICAL ACCOUNT 64.7%
11
70.2%
66
68.9%
62
60.0%
54
31.9%
15
61.5%
208
DARWINIAN EVOLUTION 35.3%
6
24.5%
23
26.7%
24
30.0%
27
55.3%
26
31.4%
106
BOTH, GOD CREATED LIFE AND THEN IT EVOLVED 0.0%
0
5.3%
5
4.4%
4
10.0%
9
12.8%
6
7.1%
24
TOTAL 100.0%
17
100.0%
94
100.0%
90
100.0%
90
100.0%
47

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Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 Less than $40,000 Less than $50,000 Less than $60,000 $60,000 or greater TOTAL
BIBLICAL ACCOUNT 71.7%
33
71.1%
54
58.5%
24
54.5%
24
43.6%
41
58.5%
176
DARWINIAN EVOLUTION 21.7%
10
25.0%
19
36.6%
15
29.5%
13
47.9%
45
33.9%
102
BOTH, GOD CREATED LIFE AND THEN IT EVOLVED 6.5%
3
3.9%
3
4.9%
2
15.9%
7
8.5%
8
7.6%
23
TOTAL 100.0%
46
100.0%
76
100.0%
41
100.0%
44
100.0%
94

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