U.S. Religious Landscape Study, 2014

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QB30B

(Percentages are weighted by WEIGHT; Total Ns reported are unweighted)

Q.B30b. [ASK IF EVOLVED (Q.B30=1):] And do you think that...[READ OPTIONS AND RANDOMIZE]?
  1) Humans and other living things have evolved due to natural processes, such as natural selection, OR
  2) A supreme being guided the evolution of living things for the purpose of creating humans and other life in the form it exists today
  9) (VOL) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Humans and other living things have evolved due to natural processes, such as natural selection, OR 53.2% 53.2%
A supreme being guided the evolution of living things for the purpose of creating humans and other life in the form it exists today 40.5% 93.7%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 6.4% 100.1%
Total N = 22160

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Humans and other living things have evolved due to natural processes, such as natural selection, OR 55.4% 50.8% 53.2%
A supreme being guided the evolution of living things for the purpose of creating humans and other life in the form it exists today 37.9% 43.1% 40.5%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 6.7% 6.1% 6.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
22160


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference (VOL) Other party (VOL) TOTAL
Humans and other living things have evolved due to natural processes, such as natural selection, OR 39.9% 58.7% 55.4% 47.3% 63.8% 53.4%
A supreme being guided the evolution of living things for the purpose of creating humans and other life in the form it exists today 54.6% 35.8% 38.1% 41.7% 26.0% 40.4%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 5.5% 5.4% 6.5% 11.0% 10.2% 6.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
21686


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 20 to under $40,000 50 to under $75,000 75 to under $100,000 $100,000 or more TOTAL
Humans and other living things have evolved due to natural processes, such as natural selection, OR 49.5% 50.0% 53.7% 55.1% 60.5% 53.8%
A supreme being guided the evolution of living things for the purpose of creating humans and other life in the form it exists today 43.5% 43.7% 41.6% 39.3% 33.8% 40.4%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 6.9% 6.3% 4.7% 5.6% 5.7% 5.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
19654


Education (I-EDUC)

High school incomplete or less than high school (no diploma) High school graduate (grade 12 with diploma or GED certificate) Some college, no degree (includes some community college) or two-year associate degree from a college or university Four-year college or university degree/Bachelor's degree (e.g., BS, BA, AB) Some postgraduate or professional school or postgraduate or professional degree, including master's, doctorate, medical or law degree (e.g., MA, MS, PhD, MD, JD, graduate school) TOTAL
Humans and other living things have evolved due to natural processes, such as natural selection, OR 47.8% 50.5% 49.5% 59.1% 61.7% 53.2%
A supreme being guided the evolution of living things for the purpose of creating humans and other life in the form it exists today 44.3% 43.0% 44.5% 35.0% 31.6% 40.4%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 7.9% 6.5% 6.0% 5.9% 6.7% 6.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
22055


Age (I-AGE)

Age 29 or younger 30-39 40-49 50-59 Age 60 or older TOTAL
Humans and other living things have evolved due to natural processes, such as natural selection, OR 60.6% 59.6% 50.5% 46.7% 47.2% 53.3%
A supreme being guided the evolution of living things for the purpose of creating humans and other life in the form it exists today 34.7% 34.7% 43.7% 46.4% 44.5% 40.5%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 4.7% 5.7% 5.8% 6.9% 8.3% 6.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
21775



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