General Social Survey, 2004

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CREATION

After I read off three statements, please tell me which one comes closest to your views about the origin and development of man. 1) God created man pretty much in his present form at one time within the last 10,000 years. 2) Man has developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life. God had no part in this process. 3) Man has developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but God guided this process, including mans creation.
  1) God created man pretty much in his present form at one time within the last 10,000 years
  2) Man has developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life. God had no part in this process
  3) Man has developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but God guided this process, including man's creation
  4) Other/don't know
  8) Can't choose
  9) No answer

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
God created man pretty much in his present form at one time within the last 10,000 years 608 41.3% 41.3% -.86
Man has developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life. God had no part in this process 170 11.5% 52.9% -.17
Man has developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but God guided this process, including man's creation 598 40.6% 93.5% .51
Other/don't know 52 3.5% 97% 1.2
Can't choose 26 1.8% 98.8% 3.93
No answer 18 1.2% 100% 4.62

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

18-30 31-44 45-64 65+ TOTAL
God created man pretty much in his present form at one time within the last 10,000 years 36.1%
110
43.3%
179
41.1%
218
45.0%
98
41.2%
605
Man has developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life. God had no part in this process 11.8%
36
9.0%
37
12.6%
67
13.3%
29
11.5%
169
Man has developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but God guided this process, including man's creation 45.2%
138
42.4%
175
38.6%
205
36.7%
80
40.8%
598
Other/don't know 3.3%
10
3.4%
14
4.5%
24
1.8%
4
3.5%
52
Can't choose 2.6%
8
0.5%
2
2.1%
11
2.3%
5
1.8%
26
No answer 1.0%
3
1.5%
6
1.1%
6
0.9%
2
1.2%
17
TOTAL 100.0%
305
100.0%
413
100.0%
531
100.0%
218

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Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
God created man pretty much in his present form at one time within the last 10,000 years 36.9%
242
44.9%
366
41.3%
608
Man has developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life. God had no part in this process 14.2%
93
9.4%
77
11.5%
170
Man has developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but God guided this process, including man's creation 42.2%
277
39.3%
321
40.6%
598
Other/don't know 3.8%
25
3.3%
27
3.5%
52
Can't choose 1.7%
11
1.8%
15
1.8%
26
No answer 1.2%
8
1.2%
10
1.2%
18
TOTAL 100.0%
656
100.0%
816

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Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school Associate/Junior college Bachelor's Graduate TOTAL
God created man pretty much in his present form at one time within the last 10,000 years 44.0%
84
47.4%
349
50.0%
56
31.4%
90
20.0%
29
41.3%
608
Man has developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life. God had no part in this process 9.9%
19
9.4%
69
3.6%
4
15.7%
45
22.8%
33
11.5%
170
Man has developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but God guided this process, including man's creation 35.1%
67
38.4%
283
37.5%
42
45.6%
131
51.7%
75
40.6%
598
Other/don't know 3.7%
7
3.1%
23
6.3%
7
3.1%
9
4.1%
6
3.5%
52
Can't choose 5.2%
10
1.2%
9
1.8%
2
1.7%
5
0.0%
0
1.8%
26
No answer 2.1%
4
0.5%
4
0.9%
1
2.4%
7
1.4%
2
1.2%
18
TOTAL 100.0%
191
100.0%
737
100.0%
112
100.0%
287
100.0%
145

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Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Table contains all missing data


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Widowed Divorced Separated Never married TOTAL
God created man pretty much in his present form at one time within the last 10,000 years 43.9%
351
42.6%
43
43.4%
92
33.3%
16
34.1%
106
41.3%
608
Man has developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life. God had no part in this process 10.5%
84
12.9%
13
13.2%
28
12.5%
6
12.5%
39
11.5%
170
Man has developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but God guided this process, including man's creation 38.0%
304
39.6%
40
38.7%
82
45.8%
22
48.2%
150
40.6%
598
Other/don't know 4.1%
33
0.0%
0
4.2%
9
6.3%
3
2.3%
7
3.5%
52
Can't choose 2.0%
16
3.0%
3
0.0%
0
2.1%
1
1.9%
6
1.8%
26
No answer 1.5%
12
2.0%
2
0.5%
1
0.0%
0
1.0%
3
1.2%
18
TOTAL 100.0%
800
100.0%
101
100.0%
212
100.0%
48
100.0%
311

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Race (I-RACE)

White Black Other TOTAL
God created man pretty much in his present form at one time within the last 10,000 years 40.0%
463
54.8%
119
26.8%
26
41.3%
608
Man has developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life. God had no part in this process 12.7%
147
5.5%
12
11.3%
11
11.5%
170
Man has developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but God guided this process, including man's creation 41.1%
476
35.0%
76
47.4%
46
40.6%
598
Other/don't know 3.5%
40
3.2%
7
5.2%
5
3.5%
52
Can't choose 1.7%
20
0.9%
2
4.1%
4
1.8%
26
No answer 1.0%
12
0.5%
1
5.2%
5
1.2%
18
TOTAL 100.0%
1158
100.0%
217
100.0%
97

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Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Catholic Jewish None Other TOTAL
God created man pretty much in his present form at one time within the last 10,000 years 53.1%
408
35.1%
118
10.5%
4
19.1%
39
32.5%
38
41.5%
607
Man has developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life. God had no part in this process 6.1%
47
7.7%
26
42.1%
16
30.9%
63
14.5%
17
11.5%
169
Man has developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but God guided this process, including man's creation 35.8%
275
51.8%
174
39.5%
15
41.7%
85
41.0%
48
40.8%
597
Other/don't know 2.7%
21
2.7%
9
0.0%
0
4.9%
10
8.5%
10
3.4%
50
Can't choose 1.2%
9
1.2%
4
5.3%
2
3.4%
7
2.6%
3
1.7%
25
No answer 1.2%
9
1.5%
5
2.6%
1
0.0%
0
0.9%
1
1.1%
16
TOTAL 100.0%
769
100.0%
336
100.0%
38
100.0%
204
100.0%
117

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