Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, Spring 1998

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Public schools now teach the scientific theory of evolution, which explains how life developed on Earth. Would you favor or oppose requiring public schools to also teach the Biblical version of how life on Earth was created by God?
  1) YES, WOULD FAVOR
  2) NO, WOULD NOT FAVOR

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
YES, WOULD FAVOR 223 58.4% 58.4% -.84
NO, WOULD NOT FAVOR 159 41.6% 100% 1.18

Variable Comparisons


Sex (I-SEX)

MALE FEMALE TOTAL
YES, WOULD FAVOR 52.4%
86
62.8%
137
58.4%
223
NO, WOULD NOT FAVOR 47.6%
78
37.2%
81
41.6%
159
TOTAL 100.0%
164
100.0%
218

382


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Native American Asian Other TOTAL
YES, WOULD FAVOR 57.1%
188
82.4%
14
80.0%
4
37.5%
3
50.0%
9
57.8%
218
NO, WOULD NOT FAVOR 42.9%
141
17.6%
3
20.0%
1
62.5%
5
50.0%
9
42.2%
159
TOTAL 100.0%
329
100.0%
17
100.0%
5
100.0%
8
100.0%
18

377


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

MARRIED DIVORCED SEPARATED WIDOWED SINGLE TOTAL
YES, WOULD FAVOR 61.0%
128
66.0%
33
60.0%
3
60.0%
21
45.0%
36
58.2%
221
NO, WOULD NOT FAVOR 39.0%
82
34.0%
17
40.0%
2
40.0%
14
55.0%
44
41.8%
159
TOTAL 100.0%
210
100.0%
50
100.0%
5
100.0%
35
100.0%
80

380


Religious preference (I-RELIG)

Protestant Catholic Jewish Other None TOTAL
YES, WOULD FAVOR 67.2%
117
57.6%
72
7.7%
1
50.0%
11
30.0%
6
58.5%
207
NO, WOULD NOT FAVOR 32.8%
57
42.4%
53
92.3%
12
50.0%
11
70.0%
14
41.5%
147
TOTAL 100.0%
174
100.0%
125
100.0%
13
100.0%
22
100.0%
20

354


Political party (I-PARTY)

REPUBLICAN DEMOCRAT INDEPENDENT OTHER TOTAL
YES, WOULD FAVOR 63.6%
68
51.1%
67
59.6%
68
68.4%
13
58.2%
216
NO, WOULD NOT FAVOR 36.4%
39
48.9%
64
40.4%
46
31.6%
6
41.8%
155
TOTAL 100.0%
107
100.0%
131
100.0%
114
100.0%
19

371


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than High School High School graduate Some college College graduate Post college graduate TOTAL
YES, WOULD FAVOR 83.3%
20
69.4%
75
65.9%
60
38.8%
33
45.8%
33
58.2%
221
NO, WOULD NOT FAVOR 16.7%
4
30.6%
33
34.1%
31
61.2%
52
54.2%
39
41.8%
159
TOTAL 100.0%
24
100.0%
108
100.0%
91
100.0%
85
100.0%
72

380


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $10,000 Less than $20,000 Less than $40,000 Less than $60,000 $60,000 or greater TOTAL
YES, WOULD FAVOR 54.5%
6
75.9%
22
54.5%
24
62.9%
22
38.7%
12
57.3%
86
NO, WOULD NOT FAVOR 45.5%
5
24.1%
7
45.5%
20
37.1%
13
61.3%
19
42.7%
64
TOTAL 100.0%
11
100.0%
29
100.0%
44
100.0%
35
100.0%
31

150

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