Presbyterian Panel Survey, August 2003 - Presbyterians Today, Clergy

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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 twenty-four--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 twenty-four--hour periods for God to create the world 8 1.2% 1.2% -2.81
Is a true account of how God created the world 343 50.5% 51.7% -.9
Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created 328 48.3% 100% 1.01

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

Under 40 40-49 50-64 65+ TOTAL
Is literally true, exactly as we find it in the Bible�that is, it took six twenty-four--hour periods for God to create the world 1.4%
1
1.1%
2
1.0%
4
2.1%
1
1.2%
8
Is a true account of how God created the world 74.3%
52
55.9%
99
45.2%
173
38.3%
18
50.5%
342
Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created 24.3%
17
42.9%
76
53.8%
206
59.6%
28
48.3%
327
TOTAL 100.0%
70
100.0%
177
100.0%
383
100.0%
47

677


Gender (I-GENDER)

Female Male TOTAL
Is literally true, exactly as we find it in the Bible�that is, it took six twenty-four--hour periods for God to create the world 0.0%
0
1.6%
8
1.2%
8
Is a true account of how God created the world 40.1%
73
54.4%
270
50.6%
343
Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created 59.9%
109
44.0%
218
48.2%
327
TOTAL 100.0%
182
100.0%
496

678


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 twenty-four--hour periods for God to create the world 0.0%
0
1.2%
2
1.6%
6
0.0%
0
1.2%
8
Is a true account of how God created the world 0.0%
0
52.4%
88
52.0%
192
44.5%
57
50.4%
337
Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created 100.0%
4
46.4%
78
46.3%
171
55.5%
71
48.4%
324
TOTAL 100.0%
4
100.0%
168
100.0%
369
100.0%
128

669


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 twenty-four--hour periods for God to create the world 0.3%
1
0.9%
1
3.5%
6
0.0%
0
1.2%
8
Is a true account of how God created the world 36.3%
135
52.2%
60
78.2%
133
65.0%
13
50.4%
341
Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created 63.4%
236
47.0%
54
18.2%
31
35.0%
7
48.4%
328
TOTAL 100.0%
372
100.0%
115
100.0%
170
100.0%
20

677


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Is literally true, exactly as we find it in the Bible�that is, it took six twenty-four--hour periods for God to create the world 0.8%
1
1.2%
2
1.5%
4
0.8%
1
1.2%
8
Is a true account of how God created the world 47.0%
62
51.8%
86
51.7%
135
50.4%
60
50.6%
343
Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created 52.3%
69
47.0%
78
46.7%
122
48.7%
58
48.2%
327
TOTAL 100.0%
132
100.0%
166
100.0%
261
100.0%
119

678