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Are science and religion incompatible? (Demographic Patterns)

Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about science: Science and religion are incompatible. Results weighted by WEIGHT (Baylor Religion Survey, Wave 2, 2007)


Are science and religion incompatible? by Age


18-29 years old30-44 years old45-59 years old60-74 years old75 years and olderTOTAL
Strongly disagree27.9%
74
20.7%
103
18.8%
85
19.9%
53
15.3%
18
20.8%
333
Disagree43.4%
115
46.3%
230
53.5%
242
50.9%
136
42.4%
50
48.3%
773
Agree10.6%
28
12.9%
64
7.5%
34
9.7%
26
16.1%
19
10.7%
171
Strongly agree8.7%
23
5.8%
29
6.6%
30
4.1%
11
4.2%
5
6.1%
98
Undecided9.4%
25
14.3%
71
13.5%
61
15.4%
41
22.0%
26
14.0%
224
Missing613971247
TOTAL 100.0%
265
100.0%
497
100.0%
452
100.0%
267
100.0%
118

1599



Are science and religion incompatible? by Church attendance


NeverLess than once a monthLess than once a weekWeekly or moreMissingTOTAL
Strongly disagree12.2%
45
18.0%
81
24.1%
68
28.5%
137

3
20.9%
331
Disagree47.0%
173
51.7%
233
46.5%
131
47.6%
229

8
48.4%
766
Agree15.2%
56
10.4%
47
12.1%
34
6.0%
29

6
10.5%
166
Strongly agree10.3%
38
3.5%
16
2.8%
8
7.7%
37

0
6.3%
99
Undecided15.2%
56
16.4%
74
14.5%
41
10.2%
49

3
13.9%
220
Missing1114812045
TOTAL 100.0%
368
100.0%
451
100.0%
282
100.0%
481

20

1582



Are science and religion incompatible? by Education


Less than high schoolHigh school graduateSome college or vocational trainingCollege graduatePostgraduate work/degreeMissingTOTAL
Strongly disagree7.9%
9
13.1%
59
23.2%
138
23.4%
50
35.3%
71

7
20.8%
327
Disagree35.1%
40
46.4%
209
48.6%
289
52.3%
112
53.7%
108

16
48.2%
758
Agree16.7%
19
12.9%
58
8.6%
51
12.6%
27
6.5%
13

3
10.7%
168
Strongly agree6.1%
7
8.2%
37
7.4%
44
2.8%
6
2.5%
5

0
6.3%
99
Undecided34.2%
39
19.3%
87
12.3%
73
8.9%
19
2.0%
4

2
14.1%
222
Missing12141421043
TOTAL 100.0%
114
100.0%
450
100.0%
595
100.0%
214
100.0%
201

28

1574



Are science and religion incompatible? by Political party


DemocratIndependentRepublicanOtherMissingTOTAL
Strongly disagree14.4%
84
17.4%
61
28.6%
176
22.6%
7

5
20.7%
328
Disagree52.6%
307
43.3%
152
48.5%
298
29.0%
9

8
48.5%
766
Agree12.0%
70
14.0%
49
8.3%
51
3.2%
1

1
10.8%
171
Strongly agree6.8%
40
8.8%
31
3.3%
20
19.4%
6

2
6.1%
97
Undecided14.2%
83
16.5%
58
11.4%
70
25.8%
8

5
13.9%
219
Missing12296029
TOTAL 100.0%
584
100.0%
351
100.0%
615
100.0%
31

21

1581



Are science and religion incompatible? by Sex


MaleFemaleTOTAL
Strongly disagree22.0%
167
19.8%
166
20.8%
333
Disagree47.2%
359
49.4%
415
48.4%
774
Agree10.0%
76
11.3%
95
10.7%
171
Strongly agree8.7%
66
3.8%
32
6.1%
98
Undecided12.1%
92
15.7%
132
14.0%
224
Missing153247
TOTAL 100.0%
760
100.0%
840

1600



Are science and religion incompatible? by Religion


ProtestantCatholicJewishNoneOtherMissingTOTAL
Strongly disagree24.3%
220
16.6%
57
17.2%
5
11.2%
20
23.9%
22

9
20.9%
324
Disagree46.0%
417
51.6%
177
69.0%
20
49.4%
88
55.4%
51

20
48.6%
753
Agree8.7%
79
14.0%
48
0.0%
0
11.2%
20
8.7%
8

15
10.0%
155
Strongly agree6.2%
56
2.6%
9
10.3%
3
15.7%
28
2.2%
2

1
6.3%
98
Undecided14.8%
134
15.2%
52
3.4%
1
12.4%
22
9.8%
9

5
14.1%
218
Missing279023041
TOTAL 100.0%
906
100.0%
343
100.0%
29
100.0%
178
100.0%
92

50

1548



Notes

The Baylor Department of Sociology received a three-year grant from the John M. Templeton Foundation, to conduct a nationally representative multi-year study of religious values, practices, and behaviors. Wave 2 of the Baylor Religion Survey was collected in 2007 and includes a deep selection of questions related to religious behaviors, beliefs and belonging. Special topic modules examine race and religion, and personality.