Presbyterian Panel Survey, November 2000 --Racism and Racial Justice, Elders

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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. 140 24.6% 24.6% -1.43
The Bible is without error of any kind in spiritual matters, but there are problems in other areas such as science and history. 292 51.3% 75.9% .01
The Bible contains errors in both spiritual and secular matters. 137 24.1% 100% 1.44

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

Less than 40 40-49 50-64 65+ TOTAL
The Bible is entirely accurate without error of any kind. 20.7%
6
35.7%
45
25.7%
56
17.1%
33
24.7%
140
The Bible is without error of any kind in spiritual matters, but there are problems in other areas such as science and history. 62.1%
18
45.2%
57
45.0%
98
60.6%
117
51.2%
290
The Bible contains errors in both spiritual and secular matters. 17.2%
5
19.0%
24
29.4%
64
22.3%
43
24.0%
136
TOTAL 100.0%
29
100.0%
126
100.0%
218
100.0%
193

566


Gender (I-GENDER)

Female Male TOTAL
The Bible is entirely accurate without error of any kind. 21.2%
57
27.5%
82
24.5%
139
The Bible is without error of any kind in spiritual matters, but there are problems in other areas such as science and history. 52.0%
140
51.0%
152
51.5%
292
The Bible contains errors in both spiritual and secular matters. 26.8%
72
21.5%
64
24.0%
136
TOTAL 100.0%
269
100.0%
298

567


Race (I-RACE)

White African American Asian Hispanic TOTAL
The Bible is entirely accurate without error of any kind. 23.7%
129
41.7%
5
57.1%
4
0.0%
0
24.5%
138
The Bible is without error of any kind in spiritual matters, but there are problems in other areas such as science and history. 52.0%
283
41.7%
5
28.6%
2
0.0%
0
51.4%
290
The Bible contains errors in both spiritual and secular matters. 24.3%
132
16.7%
2
14.3%
1
100.0%
1
24.1%
136
TOTAL 100.0%
544
100.0%
12
100.0%
7
100.0%
1

564


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Not married TOTAL
The Bible is entirely accurate without error of any kind. 24.5%
116
25.3%
23
24.6%
139
The Bible is without error of any kind in spiritual matters, but there are problems in other areas such as science and history. 50.5%
239
57.1%
52
51.6%
291
The Bible contains errors in both spiritual and secular matters. 24.9%
118
17.6%
16
23.8%
134
TOTAL 100.0%
473
100.0%
91

564


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. 23.3%
7
28.3%
39
25.1%
55
22.2%
35
25.0%
136
The Bible is without error of any kind in spiritual matters, but there are problems in other areas such as science and history. 56.7%
17
50.7%
70
50.2%
110
50.6%
80
50.8%
277
The Bible contains errors in both spiritual and secular matters. 20.0%
6
21.0%
29
24.7%
54
27.2%
43
24.2%
132
TOTAL 100.0%
30
100.0%
138
100.0%
219
100.0%
158

545


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Democrat Independent Republican Other Reform TOTAL
The Bible is entirely accurate without error of any kind. 14.8%
23
22.5%
23
30.7%
93
25.0%
1
0.0%
0
24.8%
140
The Bible is without error of any kind in spiritual matters, but there are problems in other areas such as science and history. 52.3%
81
49.0%
50
51.5%
156
25.0%
1
100.0%
1
51.2%
289
The Bible contains errors in both spiritual and secular matters. 32.9%
51
28.4%
29
17.8%
54
50.0%
2
0.0%
0
24.1%
136
TOTAL 100.0%
155
100.0%
102
100.0%
303
100.0%
4
100.0%
1

565