Presbyterian Panel Survey, November 2003 - Churchwide Special Offerings, Members/Elders

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GENESIS

The account of Creation presented in Genesis:
  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 21 5.4% 5.4% -2.34
Is a true account of how God created the world 208 53.1% 58.4% -.62
Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created 163 41.6% 100% 1.1

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 2.1%
1
6.5%
4
5.0%
6
5.6%
9
5.1%
20
Is a true account of how God created the world 70.8%
34
53.2%
33
54.2%
65
47.5%
76
53.3%
208
Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created 27.1%
13
40.3%
25
40.8%
49
46.9%
75
41.5%
162
TOTAL 100.0%
48
100.0%
62
100.0%
120
100.0%
160

390


Sex (I-SEX)

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 4.6%
11
6.6%
10
5.4%
21
Is a true account of how God created the world 56.9%
136
47.4%
72
53.2%
208
Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created 38.5%
92
46.1%
70
41.4%
162
TOTAL 100.0%
239
100.0%
152

391


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 0.0%
0
11.2%
12
4.9%
6
1.9%
2
5.7%
20
Is a true account of how God created the world 60.0%
9
54.2%
58
51.2%
63
49.1%
52
51.9%
182
Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created 40.0%
6
34.6%
37
43.9%
54
49.1%
52
42.5%
149
TOTAL 100.0%
15
100.0%
107
100.0%
123
100.0%
106

351


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Democrat Independent Republican Other 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%
4
5.7%
3
6.4%
14
0.0%
0
5.5%
21
Is a true account of how God created the world 37.6%
38
43.4%
23
62.8%
137
36.4%
4
52.7%
202
Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created 58.4%
59
50.9%
27
30.7%
67
63.6%
7
41.8%
160
TOTAL 100.0%
101
100.0%
53
100.0%
218
100.0%
11

383


Education (I-EDUC)

Some high school High school diploma Some college Graduated from college Some graduate work Graduate degree 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 14.3%
1
14.3%
5
7.2%
6
4.3%
4
7.8%
4
0.9%
1
5.5%
21
Is a true account of how God created the world 85.7%
6
68.6%
24
67.5%
56
51.6%
48
51.0%
26
36.4%
40
52.8%
200
Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created 0.0%
0
17.1%
6
25.3%
21
44.1%
41
41.2%
21
62.7%
69
41.7%
158
TOTAL 100.0%
7
100.0%
35
100.0%
83
100.0%
93
100.0%
51
100.0%
110

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