Presbyterian Panel Survey, August 2005 - Hymnals, 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 12 1.8% 1.8% -2.72
Is a true account of how God created the world 332 50.9% 52.8% -.85
Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created 308 47.2% 100% 1.02

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 1.4%
1
3.1%
5
1.3%
5
2.6%
1
1.8%
12
Is a true account of how God created the world 67.6%
48
52.1%
85
49.1%
185
33.3%
13
50.9%
331
Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created 31.0%
22
44.8%
73
49.6%
187
64.1%
25
47.2%
307
TOTAL 100.0%
71
100.0%
163
100.0%
377
100.0%
39

650


Gender (I-GENDER)

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 0.0%
0
2.6%
12
1.8%
12
Is a true account of how God created the world 37.6%
68
56.2%
264
51.0%
332
Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created 62.4%
113
41.3%
194
47.2%
307
TOTAL 100.0%
181
100.0%
470

651


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 $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 12.5%
1
3.3%
5
1.7%
6
0.0%
0
1.9%
12
Is a true account of how God created the world 12.5%
1
54.2%
83
53.6%
192
41.7%
50
51.0%
326
Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created 75.0%
6
42.5%
65
44.7%
160
58.3%
70
47.1%
301
TOTAL 100.0%
8
100.0%
153
100.0%
358
100.0%
120

639


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
1.6%
2
6.3%
10
0.0%
0
1.8%
12
Is a true account of how God created the world 37.2%
131
50.8%
62
78.1%
125
76.5%
13
50.8%
331
Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created 62.8%
221
47.5%
58
15.6%
25
23.5%
4
47.3%
308
TOTAL 100.0%
352
100.0%
122
100.0%
160
100.0%
17

651


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 1.5%
2
3.6%
6
1.3%
3
0.8%
1
1.8%
12
Is a true account of how God created the world 49.6%
65
50.6%
85
53.4%
124
48.3%
58
51.0%
332
Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created 48.9%
64
45.8%
77
45.3%
105
50.8%
61
47.2%
307
TOTAL 100.0%
131
100.0%
168
100.0%
232
100.0%
120

651