Presbyterian Panel Survey, May 2001, The U.S. Congregational Life Survey (Presbyterian Panel Version), 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. 96 10.8% 10.8% -1.97
The Bible is without error of any kind in spiritual matters, but there are problems in other areas such as science and history. 470 52.9% 63.7% -.4
The Bible contains errors in both spiritual and secular matters. 322 36.3% 100% 1.17

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

Less than 40 40-49 50-64 65+ TOTAL
The Bible is entirely accurate without error of any kind. 11.8%
14
10.7%
32
10.4%
42
10.8%
7
10.7%
95
The Bible is without error of any kind in spiritual matters, but there are problems in other areas such as science and history. 54.6%
65
56.7%
169
49.4%
199
53.8%
35
52.9%
468
The Bible contains errors in both spiritual and secular matters. 33.6%
40
32.6%
97
40.2%
162
35.4%
23
36.4%
322
TOTAL 100.0%
119
100.0%
298
100.0%
403
100.0%
65

885


Gender (I-GENDER)

Female Male TOTAL
The Bible is entirely accurate without error of any kind. 3.4%
7
12.9%
88
10.7%
95
The Bible is without error of any kind in spiritual matters, but there are problems in other areas such as science and history. 45.6%
94
55.1%
375
52.9%
469
The Bible contains errors in both spiritual and secular matters. 51.0%
105
31.9%
217
36.3%
322
TOTAL 100.0%
206
100.0%
680

886


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Indian Asian Hispanic Some other race TOTAL
The Bible is entirely accurate without error of any kind. 10.4%
88
44.4%
4
25.0%
1
18.2%
2
12.5%
1
0.0%
0
10.9%
96
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%
445
33.3%
3
75.0%
3
72.7%
8
75.0%
6
33.3%
1
52.8%
466
The Bible contains errors in both spiritual and secular matters. 37.1%
315
22.2%
2
0.0%
0
9.1%
1
12.5%
1
66.7%
2
36.4%
321
TOTAL 100.0%
848
100.0%
9
100.0%
4
100.0%
11
100.0%
8
100.0%
3

883


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Democrat Independent Republican Other Natural Law TOTAL
The Bible is entirely accurate without error of any kind. 2.7%
13
10.2%
17
29.9%
63
21.4%
3
0.0%
0
10.9%
96
The Bible is without error of any kind in spiritual matters, but there are problems in other areas such as science and history. 48.9%
239
58.4%
97
57.3%
121
57.1%
8
0.0%
0
52.8%
465
The Bible contains errors in both spiritual and secular matters. 48.5%
237
31.3%
52
12.8%
27
21.4%
3
100.0%
1
36.3%
320
TOTAL 100.0%
489
100.0%
166
100.0%
211
100.0%
14
100.0%
1

881


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Not married TOTAL
The Bible is entirely accurate without error of any kind. 11.0%
86
9.0%
9
10.8%
95
The Bible is without error of any kind in spiritual matters, but there are problems in other areas such as science and history. 53.7%
420
45.0%
45
52.7%
465
The Bible contains errors in both spiritual and secular matters. 35.3%
276
46.0%
46
36.5%
322
TOTAL 100.0%
782
100.0%
100

882


Household income (I-INCOME)

$10K-19,999 $20K-49,999 $50K-99,999 $100K+ TOTAL
The Bible is entirely accurate without error of any kind. 25.0%
1
17.3%
44
8.6%
42
5.2%
7
10.7%
94
The Bible is without error of any kind in spiritual matters, but there are problems in other areas such as science and history. 25.0%
1
53.1%
135
54.6%
266
47.8%
64
53.0%
466
The Bible contains errors in both spiritual and secular matters. 50.0%
2
29.5%
75
36.8%
179
47.0%
63
36.3%
319
TOTAL 100.0%
4
100.0%
254
100.0%
487
100.0%
134

879