Survey of Aging and Longevity, 2013

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Q55

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

IF EVOLVED (1 in Q54), And do you think thatů?
  1) Humans and other living things have evolved due to natural processes such as natural selection [OR]
  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 (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Humans and other living things have evolved due to natural processes such as natural selection [OR] 53.1% 53.1%
A supreme being guided the evolution of living things for the purpose of creating humans and other life in the form it exists today 39.7% 92.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 7.1% 99.9%
Total N = 1185

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-49 50-64 65-79 80 or more TOTAL
Humans and other living things have evolved due to natural processes such as natural selection [OR] 58.7% 56.7% 46.9% 46.6% 43.2% 53.0%
A supreme being guided the evolution of living things for the purpose of creating humans and other life in the form it exists today 35.8% 37.5% 44.6% 46.6% 35.1% 39.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.6% 5.8% 8.6% 6.8% 21.6% 7.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1173


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Humans and other living things have evolved due to natural processes such as natural selection [OR] 63.7% 52.4% 50.4% 47.9% 53.2%
A supreme being guided the evolution of living things for the purpose of creating humans and other life in the form it exists today 31.1% 41.8% 41.9% 42.9% 39.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.2% 5.9% 7.7% 9.2% 7.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1185


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school (Grades 1-8 or no formal schooling) or high school incomplete High school graduate (Grade 12 with diploma or GED certificate) Some college, no degree (includes community college) or two year associate degree from a college or university Four year college or university degree/Bachelor's degree (e.g., BS, BA, AB) Some postgraduate or professional schooling, no postgraduate degree or Postgraduate or professional degree, including master's, doctorate, medical or law degree TOTAL
Humans and other living things have evolved due to natural processes such as natural selection [OR] 49.3% 48.8% 52.5% 57.2% 59.4% 53.0%
A supreme being guided the evolution of living things for the purpose of creating humans and other life in the form it exists today 42.3% 45.0% 41.2% 31.4% 34.5% 39.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 8.5% 6.2% 6.3% 11.3% 6.1% 7.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1181


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Living with a partner Divorced Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Humans and other living things have evolved due to natural processes such as natural selection [OR] 49.3% 55.2% 46.7% 50.0% 45.5% 62.1% 53.1%
A supreme being guided the evolution of living things for the purpose of creating humans and other life in the form it exists today 44.0% 34.3% 49.2% 47.5% 38.2% 32.0% 39.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 6.8% 10.4% 4.1% 2.5% 16.4% 6.0% 7.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1179


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Humans and other living things have evolved due to natural processes such as natural selection [OR] 53.3% 53.0% 53.1%
A supreme being guided the evolution of living things for the purpose of creating humans and other life in the form it exists today 40.9% 38.5% 39.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.8% 8.5% 7.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1185


Race (I-RACE)

White, non-Hisp Black, non-Hisp Hispanic Other TOTAL
Humans and other living things have evolved due to natural processes such as natural selection [OR] 52.7% 43.8% 53.7% 65.9% 52.9%
A supreme being guided the evolution of living things for the purpose of creating humans and other life in the form it exists today 40.3% 50.4% 38.3% 25.9% 40.0%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 7.0% 5.8% 8.1% 8.2% 7.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1169



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