Presbyterian Panel Survey, May 2001, The U.S. Congregational Life Survey (Presbyterian Panel Version), Clergy

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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. 16 1.8% 1.8% -2.67
Is a true account of how God created the world. 496 56% 57.9% -.77
Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created. 373 42.1% 100% 1.13

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. 2.5%
3
1.0%
3
1.2%
5
7.9%
5
1.8%
16
Is a true account of how God created the world. 60.0%
72
60.3%
179
53.7%
216
41.3%
26
55.9%
493
Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created. 37.5%
45
38.7%
115
45.0%
181
50.8%
32
42.3%
373
TOTAL 100.0%
120
100.0%
297
100.0%
402
100.0%
63

882


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. 0.0%
0
2.4%
16
1.8%
16
Is a true account of how God created the world. 45.6%
94
59.1%
400
55.9%
494
Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created. 54.4%
112
38.6%
261
42.2%
373
TOTAL 100.0%
206
100.0%
677

883


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Indian Asian Hispanic Some other race 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. 1.5%
13
11.1%
1
0.0%
0
9.1%
1
12.5%
1
0.0%
0
1.8%
16
Is a true account of how God created the world. 55.4%
468
66.7%
6
100.0%
4
63.6%
7
62.5%
5
33.3%
1
55.8%
491
Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created. 43.1%
364
22.2%
2
0.0%
0
27.3%
3
25.0%
2
66.7%
2
42.4%
373
TOTAL 100.0%
845
100.0%
9
100.0%
4
100.0%
11
100.0%
8
100.0%
3

880


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Democrat Independent Republican Other Natural Law 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. 0.8%
4
1.2%
2
4.7%
10
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
1.8%
16
Is a true account of how God created the world. 45.4%
220
57.6%
98
78.2%
165
75.0%
9
0.0%
0
56.0%
492
Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created. 53.8%
261
41.2%
70
17.1%
36
25.0%
3
100.0%
1
42.2%
371
TOTAL 100.0%
485
100.0%
170
100.0%
211
100.0%
12
100.0%
1

879


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. 1.9%
15
0.0%
0
1.7%
15
Is a true account of how God created the world. 57.5%
449
44.9%
44
56.1%
493
Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created. 40.6%
317
55.1%
54
42.2%
371
TOTAL 100.0%
781
100.0%
98

879


Household income (I-INCOME)

$10K-19,999 $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. 25.0%
1
2.3%
6
1.7%
8
0.7%
1
1.8%
16
Is a true account of how God created the world. 25.0%
1
61.7%
158
53.3%
257
53.7%
72
55.7%
488
Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created. 50.0%
2
35.9%
92
45.0%
217
45.5%
61
42.5%
372
TOTAL 100.0%
4
100.0%
256
100.0%
482
100.0%
134

876