Presbyterian Panel Survey, February 2001 -- Presbyterians in the 21st Century, Members

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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. 135 24.5% 24.5% -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. 272 49.4% 73.9% -.02
The Bible contains errors in both spiritual and secular matters. 144 26.1% 100% 1.38

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

Less than 40 40-49 50-64 65+ TOTAL
The Bible is entirely accurate without error of any kind. 32.9%
25
30.0%
30
20.1%
34
22.4%
46
24.5%
135
The Bible is without error of any kind in spiritual matters, but there are problems in other areas such as science and history. 50.0%
38
49.0%
49
52.1%
88
46.8%
96
49.3%
271
The Bible contains errors in both spiritual and secular matters. 17.1%
13
21.0%
21
27.8%
47
30.7%
63
26.2%
144
TOTAL 100.0%
76
100.0%
100
100.0%
169
100.0%
205

550


Gender (I-GENDER)

Female Male TOTAL
The Bible is entirely accurate without error of any kind. 27.6%
91
20.0%
44
24.5%
135
The Bible is without error of any kind in spiritual matters, but there are problems in other areas such as science and history. 49.4%
163
49.1%
108
49.3%
271
The Bible contains errors in both spiritual and secular matters. 23.0%
76
30.9%
68
26.2%
144
TOTAL 100.0%
330
100.0%
220

550


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Not married TOTAL
The Bible is entirely accurate without error of any kind. 23.7%
102
27.0%
30
24.4%
132
The Bible is without error of any kind in spiritual matters, but there are problems in other areas such as science and history. 50.3%
217
46.8%
52
49.6%
269
The Bible contains errors in both spiritual and secular matters. 26.0%
112
26.1%
29
26.0%
141
TOTAL 100.0%
431
100.0%
111

542


Race (I-RACE)

White African American Asian Hispanic Some other race TOTAL
The Bible is entirely accurate without error of any kind. 24.5%
132
66.7%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
24.4%
134
The Bible is without error of any kind in spiritual matters, but there are problems in other areas such as science and history. 49.7%
268
0.0%
0
60.0%
3
100.0%
1
0.0%
0
49.5%
272
The Bible contains errors in both spiritual and secular matters. 25.8%
139
33.3%
1
40.0%
2
0.0%
0
100.0%
1
26.0%
143
TOTAL 100.0%
539
100.0%
3
100.0%
5
100.0%
1
100.0%
1

549


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. 33.3%
12
30.3%
44
18.0%
37
24.0%
29
24.0%
122
The Bible is without error of any kind in spiritual matters, but there are problems in other areas such as science and history. 44.4%
16
44.1%
64
56.8%
117
45.5%
55
49.6%
252
The Bible contains errors in both spiritual and secular matters. 22.2%
8
25.5%
37
25.2%
52
30.6%
37
26.4%
134
TOTAL 100.0%
36
100.0%
145
100.0%
206
100.0%
121

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