Presbyterian Panel Survey, November 2001 -- September 11 and Other Topics, 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. 132 26.3% 26.3% -1.38
The Bible is without error of any kind in spiritual matters, but there are problems in other areas such as science and history. 262 52.2% 78.5% .07
The Bible contains errors in both spiritual and secular matters. 108 21.5% 100% 1.52

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

Less than 40 40-49 50-64 65+ TOTAL
The Bible is entirely accurate without error of any kind. 13.0%
3
37.5%
39
25.6%
50
22.3%
40
26.3%
132
The Bible is without error of any kind in spiritual matters, but there are problems in other areas such as science and history. 73.9%
17
41.3%
43
49.2%
96
58.7%
105
52.1%
261
The Bible contains errors in both spiritual and secular matters. 13.0%
3
21.2%
22
25.1%
49
19.0%
34
21.6%
108
TOTAL 100.0%
23
100.0%
104
100.0%
195
100.0%
179

501


Gender (I-GENDER)

Female Male TOTAL
The Bible is entirely accurate without error of any kind. 22.9%
54
29.1%
77
26.1%
131
The Bible is without error of any kind in spiritual matters, but there are problems in other areas such as science and history. 52.5%
124
52.1%
138
52.3%
262
The Bible contains errors in both spiritual and secular matters. 24.6%
58
18.9%
50
21.6%
108
TOTAL 100.0%
236
100.0%
265

501


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Not married TOTAL
The Bible is entirely accurate without error of any kind. 26.7%
113
22.2%
16
26.0%
129
The Bible is without error of any kind in spiritual matters, but there are problems in other areas such as science and history. 50.7%
215
63.9%
46
52.6%
261
The Bible contains errors in both spiritual and secular matters. 22.6%
96
13.9%
10
21.4%
106
TOTAL 100.0%
424
100.0%
72

496


Race (I-RACE)

White African American Asian TOTAL
The Bible is entirely accurate without error of any kind. 25.6%
123
50.0%
5
50.0%
3
26.4%
131
The Bible is without error of any kind in spiritual matters, but there are problems in other areas such as science and history. 52.6%
253
40.0%
4
33.3%
2
52.1%
259
The Bible contains errors in both spiritual and secular matters. 21.8%
105
10.0%
1
16.7%
1
21.5%
107
TOTAL 100.0%
481
100.0%
10
100.0%
6

497


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20K $20K-49,999 $50K-99,999 $100K+ TOTAL
The Bible is entirely accurate without error of any kind. 26.9%
7
27.1%
32
29.4%
60
22.5%
29
26.8%
128
The Bible is without error of any kind in spiritual matters, but there are problems in other areas such as science and history. 57.7%
15
51.7%
61
50.0%
102
51.2%
66
51.2%
244
The Bible contains errors in both spiritual and secular matters. 15.4%
4
21.2%
25
20.6%
42
26.4%
34
22.0%
105
TOTAL 100.0%
26
100.0%
118
100.0%
204
100.0%
129

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