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Origin of man (Demographic Patterns)

After I read off three statements, please tell me which one comes closest to your views about the origin and development of man. 1. God created man pretty much in his present form at one time within the last 10,000 years 2. Man has developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life. God had no part in this process 3. Man has developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but God guided this process, including man's creation 4. Other/Don't know. Results weighted by WT2004 (General Social Survey, 2004)


Origin of man by Age


18-3031-4445-6465+MissingTOTAL
God created man pretty much in his present form at one time within the last 10,000 years33.4%
112
46.3%
189
39.9%
220
47.3%
88

3
41.1%
609
Man has developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life. God had no part in this process12.2%
41
8.6%
35
13.8%
76
12.4%
23

1
11.8%
175
Man has developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but God guided this process, including man's creation47.8%
160
39.5%
161
38.5%
212
36.0%
67

0
40.5%
600
Other/don't know3.0%
10
3.4%
14
4.7%
26
1.6%
3

0
3.6%
53
Can't choose2.4%
8
0.5%
2
2.2%
12
2.2%
4

0
1.8%
26
No answer1.2%
4
1.7%
7
0.9%
5
0.5%
1

2
1.1%
17
Missing32039143817501324
TOTAL 100.0%
335
100.0%
408
100.0%
551
100.0%
186

6

1480



Origin of man by Sex


MaleFemaleTOTAL
God created man pretty much in his present form at one time within the last 10,000 years36.7%
245
44.9%
367
41.2%
612
Man has developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life. God had no part in this process13.9%
93
10.1%
83
11.9%
176
Man has developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but God guided this process, including man's creation42.7%
285
38.5%
315
40.4%
600
Other/don't know4.0%
27
3.2%
26
3.6%
53
Can't choose1.3%
9
2.1%
17
1.8%
26
No answer1.2%
8
1.2%
10
1.2%
18
Missing6356941329
TOTAL 100.0%
667
100.0%
818

1485



Origin of man by Education


Less than high schoolHigh schoolAssociate/Junior collegeBachelor'sGraduateTOTAL
God created man pretty much in his present form at one time within the last 10,000 years43.4%
79
47.7%
352
50.0%
59
30.8%
93
20.3%
30
41.2%
613
Man has developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life. God had no part in this process12.1%
22
9.6%
71
2.5%
3
14.2%
43
25.7%
38
11.9%
177
Man has developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but God guided this process, including man's creation33.5%
61
37.7%
278
39.0%
46
47.4%
143
48.6%
72
40.3%
600
Other/don't know3.3%
6
3.3%
24
5.9%
7
3.3%
10
4.1%
6
3.6%
53
Can't choose4.9%
9
1.4%
10
1.7%
2
1.7%
5
0.0%
0
1.7%
26
No answer2.7%
5
0.4%
3
0.8%
1
2.6%
8
1.4%
2
1.3%
19
Missing1617081042231321328
TOTAL 100.0%
182
100.0%
738
100.0%
118
100.0%
302
100.0%
148

1488



Origin of man by Political ideology


LiberalModerate, middle of the roadConservativeMissingTOTAL
God created man pretty much in his present form at one time within the last 10,000 years0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

612
0.0%
0
Man has developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life. God had no part in this process0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

176
0.0%
0
Man has developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but God guided this process, including man's creation0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

600
0.0%
0
Other/don't know0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

53
0.0%
0
Can't choose0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

26
0.0%
0
No answer0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

19
0.0%
0
Missing31448749701298
TOTAL 100.0%
0
100.0%
0
100.0%
0

1486

0



Origin of man by Marital status


MarriedWidowedDivorcedSeparatedNever marriedTOTAL
God created man pretty much in his present form at one time within the last 10,000 years43.9%
404
42.2%
27
44.8%
73
36.1%
13
31.6%
95
41.2%
612
Man has developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life. God had no part in this process10.6%
98
14.1%
9
14.1%
23
13.9%
5
13.6%
41
11.9%
176
Man has developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but God guided this process, including man's creation38.0%
350
39.1%
25
35.6%
58
41.7%
15
50.2%
151
40.3%
599
Other/don't know4.1%
38
0.0%
0
4.3%
7
5.6%
2
2.0%
6
3.6%
53
Can't choose2.0%
18
3.1%
2
0.0%
0
2.8%
1
1.7%
5
1.8%
26
No answer1.4%
13
1.6%
1
1.2%
2
0.0%
0
1.0%
3
1.3%
19
Missing78268139373021328
TOTAL 100.0%
921
100.0%
64
100.0%
163
100.0%
36
100.0%
301

1485



Origin of man by Race


WhiteBlackOtherTOTAL
God created man pretty much in his present form at one time within the last 10,000 years40.3%
476
55.7%
108
25.9%
29
41.3%
613
Man has developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life. God had no part in this process12.8%
151
6.2%
12
11.6%
13
11.8%
176
Man has developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but God guided this process, including man's creation40.5%
478
34.0%
66
50.0%
56
40.4%
600
Other/don't know3.6%
42
3.6%
7
3.6%
4
3.6%
53
Can't choose1.9%
22
0.5%
1
2.7%
3
1.7%
26
No answer0.9%
11
0.0%
0
6.3%
7
1.2%
18
Missing10551461281329
TOTAL 100.0%
1180
100.0%
194
100.0%
112

1486



Origin of man by Religion


ProtestantCatholicJewishNoneOtherMissingTOTAL
God created man pretty much in his present form at one time within the last 10,000 years53.2%
398
36.3%
131
10.3%
4
18.8%
39
32.2%
39

1
41.4%
611
Man has developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life. God had no part in this process5.9%
44
8.0%
29
51.3%
20
30.9%
64
15.7%
19

1
11.9%
176
Man has developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but God guided this process, including man's creation36.0%
269
50.1%
181
33.3%
13
41.5%
86
41.3%
50

1
40.6%
599
Other/don't know2.5%
19
2.8%
10
0.0%
0
5.8%
12
7.4%
9

3
3.4%
50
Can't choose1.3%
10
1.1%
4
2.6%
1
2.9%
6
2.5%
3

1
1.6%
24
No answer1.1%
8
1.7%
6
2.6%
1
0.0%
0
0.8%
1

3
1.1%
16
Missing697331181879201325
TOTAL 100.0%
748
100.0%
361
100.0%
39
100.0%
207
100.0%
121

10

1476



Notes

General Social Survey: Since 1972, the National Opinion Research Center has conducted a nationwide survey of a random sample of U.S. citizens on a near-yearly basis-the General Social Survey (GSS). In addition to gathering detailed demographic information on respondents, the GSS gathers opinions on a wide variety of topics, such as the role of government in public life, controversial issues such as abortion, confidence in public institutions and a host of others. Of course, respondents are unlikely to spend five hours completing a survey so in order to gather data on a broad range of issues the GSS has adopted the practice of rotating groups of questions into and out of the survey in different years.




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