Presbyterian Panel Survey, November 2001 -- September 11 and Other Topics, Elders

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CREA_TRU

The account of Creation presented in Genesis - (Check the one box that best describes your view)
  1) Is literally true, exactly as we find it in the Bible--that is, it took six 24-hour periods for God to create the world
  2) Is a true account of how God created the world
  3) Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Is literally true, exactly as we find it in the Bible--that is, it took six 24-hour periods for God to create the world 31 5.9% 5.9% -2.27
Is a true account of how God created the world 293 56% 62% -.55
Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created 199 38% 100% 1.17

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

Less than 40 40-49 50-64 65+ TOTAL
Is literally true, exactly as we find it in the Bible--that is, it took six 24-hour periods for God to create the world 4.0%
1
4.8%
5
5.9%
12
7.0%
13
5.9%
31
Is a true account of how God created the world 68.0%
17
61.0%
64
48.8%
100
59.9%
112
56.1%
293
Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created 28.0%
7
34.3%
36
45.4%
93
33.2%
62
37.9%
198
TOTAL 100.0%
25
100.0%
105
100.0%
205
100.0%
187

522


Gender (I-GENDER)

Female Male TOTAL
Is literally true, exactly as we find it in the Bible--that is, it took six 24-hour periods for God to create the world 2.8%
7
8.9%
24
5.9%
31
Is a true account of how God created the world 55.0%
138
56.8%
154
55.9%
292
Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created 42.2%
106
34.3%
93
38.1%
199
TOTAL 100.0%
251
100.0%
271

522


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Not married TOTAL
Is literally true, exactly as we find it in the Bible--that is, it took six 24-hour periods for God to create the world 5.9%
26
6.7%
5
6.0%
31
Is a true account of how God created the world 55.1%
244
60.0%
45
55.8%
289
Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created 39.1%
173
33.3%
25
38.2%
198
TOTAL 100.0%
443
100.0%
75

518


Race (I-RACE)

White African American Asian TOTAL
Is literally true, exactly as we find it in the Bible--that is, it took six 24-hour periods for God to create the world 5.6%
28
16.7%
2
16.7%
1
6.0%
31
Is a true account of how God created the world 55.8%
279
75.0%
9
16.7%
1
55.8%
289
Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created 38.6%
193
8.3%
1
66.7%
4
38.2%
198
TOTAL 100.0%
500
100.0%
12
100.0%
6

518


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20K $20K-49,999 $50K-99,999 $100K+ TOTAL
Is literally true, exactly as we find it in the Bible--that is, it took six 24-hour periods for God to create the world 3.7%
1
10.3%
13
6.3%
13
2.9%
4
6.2%
31
Is a true account of how God created the world 70.4%
19
57.1%
72
56.7%
118
49.3%
67
55.5%
276
Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created 25.9%
7
32.5%
41
37.0%
77
47.8%
65
38.2%
190
TOTAL 100.0%
27
100.0%
126
100.0%
208
100.0%
136

497