Presbyterian Panel Survey, May 2000 --Public Worship, Clergy

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BIBL_ACC

Which statement best summarizes your view of the Bible? (Check one box)
  1) The Bible is entirely accurate without error of any kind.
  2) The Bible is without error of any kind in spiritual matters, but there are problems in other areas such as science and history
  3) The Bible contains errors in both spiritual and secular matters

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
The Bible is entirely accurate without error of any kind. 119 11.8% 11.8% -1.91
The Bible is without error of any kind in spiritual matters, but there are problems in other areas such as science and history 545 54.2% 66% -.35
The Bible contains errors in both spiritual and secular matters 342 34% 100% 1.22

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

Less than 40 40-49 50-64 65+ TOTAL
The Bible is entirely accurate without error of any kind. 17.5%
25
11.0%
38
10.9%
48
9.7%
7
11.8%
118
The Bible is without error of any kind in spiritual matters, but there are problems in other areas such as science and history 55.9%
80
58.3%
201
49.5%
219
59.7%
43
54.2%
543
The Bible contains errors in both spiritual and secular matters 26.6%
38
30.7%
106
39.6%
175
30.6%
22
34.0%
341
TOTAL 100.0%
143
100.0%
345
100.0%
442
100.0%
72

1002


Gender (I-GENDER)

Female Male TOTAL
The Bible is entirely accurate without error of any kind. 3.1%
7
14.3%
111
11.8%
118
The Bible is without error of any kind in spiritual matters, but there are problems in other areas such as science and history 45.8%
103
56.6%
440
54.2%
543
The Bible contains errors in both spiritual and secular matters 51.1%
115
29.1%
226
34.0%
341
TOTAL 100.0%
225
100.0%
777

1002


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 $20K-49,999 $50K-99,999 $100K+ TOTAL
The Bible is entirely accurate without error of any kind. 28.6%
2
18.6%
54
9.4%
52
6.2%
9
11.7%
117
The Bible is without error of any kind in spiritual matters, but there are problems in other areas such as science and history 42.9%
3
54.5%
158
56.0%
310
48.6%
71
54.4%
542
The Bible contains errors in both spiritual and secular matters 28.6%
2
26.9%
78
34.7%
192
45.2%
66
33.9%
338
TOTAL 100.0%
7
100.0%
290
100.0%
554
100.0%
146

997


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Democrat Independent Republican Other Natural Law TOTAL
The Bible is entirely accurate without error of any kind. 2.3%
12
12.1%
23
31.6%
81
16.7%
3
0.0%
0
11.9%
119
The Bible is without error of any kind in spiritual matters, but there are problems in other areas such as science and history 49.4%
263
59.5%
113
59.8%
153
55.6%
10
0.0%
0
54.1%
539
The Bible contains errors in both spiritual and secular matters 48.3%
257
28.4%
54
8.6%
22
27.8%
5
100.0%
1
34.0%
339
TOTAL 100.0%
532
100.0%
190
100.0%
256
100.0%
18
100.0%
1

997


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Not married TOTAL
The Bible is entirely accurate without error of any kind. 12.5%
110
6.8%
8
11.8%
118
The Bible is without error of any kind in spiritual matters, but there are problems in other areas such as science and history 54.9%
484
47.0%
55
54.0%
539
The Bible contains errors in both spiritual and secular matters 32.6%
287
46.2%
54
34.2%
341
TOTAL 100.0%
881
100.0%
117

998


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Indian Asian Hispanic Some other race TOTAL
The Bible is entirely accurate without error of any kind. 11.2%
107
25.0%
3
33.3%
1
29.4%
5
23.1%
3
0.0%
0
11.9%
119
The Bible is without error of any kind in spiritual matters, but there are problems in other areas such as science and history 53.9%
513
58.3%
7
66.7%
2
58.8%
10
61.5%
8
0.0%
0
54.1%
540
The Bible contains errors in both spiritual and secular matters 34.9%
332
16.7%
2
0.0%
0
11.8%
2
15.4%
2
100.0%
2
34.0%
340
TOTAL 100.0%
952
100.0%
12
100.0%
3
100.0%
17
100.0%
13
100.0%
2

999

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