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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