Presbyterian Panel Survey, May 2003 - Stewardship, Finances, and Allocation of Resources, 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 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 16 1.9% 1.9% -2.68
Is a true account of how God created the world 435 52.9% 54.8% -.81
Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created 372 45.2% 100% 1.06

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 2.0%
2
2.7%
6
1.5%
7
2.2%
1
1.9%
16
Is a true account of how God created the world 71.0%
71
57.8%
129
48.4%
220
33.3%
15
52.9%
435
Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created 27.0%
27
39.5%
88
50.1%
228
64.4%
29
45.2%
372
TOTAL 100.0%
100
100.0%
223
100.0%
455
100.0%
45

823


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 0.5%
1
2.5%
15
1.9%
16
Is a true account of how God created the world 38.2%
83
58.1%
352
52.9%
435
Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created 61.3%
133
39.4%
239
45.2%
372
TOTAL 100.0%
217
100.0%
606

823


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 $20K-$49,999 $50K-$99,999 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 4.1%
8
1.5%
7
0.0%
0
1.9%
15
Is a true account of how God created the world 56.7%
110
54.9%
251
44.4%
67
53.4%
428
Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created 39.2%
76
43.5%
199
55.6%
84
44.8%
359
TOTAL 100.0%
194
100.0%
457
100.0%
151

802


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 0.0%
0
2.1%
3
6.0%
13
0.0%
0
2.0%
16
Is a true account of how God created the world 38.1%
165
55.2%
80
77.8%
168
75.0%
18
52.7%
431
Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created 61.9%
268
42.8%
62
16.2%
35
25.0%
6
45.4%
371
TOTAL 100.0%
433
100.0%
145
100.0%
216
100.0%
24

818


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest South West 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 1.8%
3
3.7%
8
1.0%
3
1.3%
2
1.9%
16
Is a true account of how God created the world 50.3%
82
49.5%
106
54.5%
156
57.2%
91
52.9%
435
Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created 47.9%
78
46.7%
100
44.4%
127
41.5%
66
45.1%
371
TOTAL 100.0%
163
100.0%
214
100.0%
286
100.0%
159

822