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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 Sex


MALEFEMALETOTAL
GOD CRETD36.7%
223
44.8%
328
41.1%
551
NO GOD13.8%
84
10.7%
78
12.1%
162
GOD GUIDE42.6%
259
38.0%
278
40.1%
537
OTHER/DK4.4%
27
3.1%
23
3.7%
50
CANT CHSE1.3%
8
2.2%
16
1.8%
24
NO ANSWER1.2%
7
1.2%
9
1.2%
16
Missing5766091185
TOTAL 100.0%
608
100.0%
732

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Origin of man by Race


WHITEBLACKOTHERTOTAL
GOD CRETD40.4%
436
56.7%
89
25.0%
26
41.1%
551
NO GOD13.0%
140
5.7%
9
12.5%
13
12.1%
162
GOD GUIDE40.1%
433
33.1%
52
50.0%
52
40.1%
537
OTHER/DK3.6%
39
4.5%
7
3.8%
4
3.7%
50
CANT CHSE1.9%
21
0.0%
0
2.9%
3
1.8%
24
NO ANSWER0.9%
10
0.0%
0
5.8%
6
1.2%
16
Missing9431221201185
TOTAL 100.0%
1079
100.0%
157
100.0%
104

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Origin of man by Religion


PROTESTANTCATHOLICOTHERNONEMissingTOTAL
GOD CRETD53.1%
357
35.8%
119
27.0%
40
19.1%
34

1
41.4%
550
NO GOD6.0%
40
8.1%
27
25.7%
38
31.5%
56

1
12.1%
161
GOD GUIDE36.2%
243
50.3%
167
37.8%
56
39.3%
70

1
40.3%
536
OTHER/DK2.5%
17
3.0%
10
5.4%
8
6.7%
12

3
3.5%
47
CANT CHSE1.3%
9
1.2%
4
2.7%
4
3.4%
6

1
1.7%
23
NO ANSWER0.9%
6
1.5%
5
1.4%
2
0.0%
0

3
1.0%
13
Missing61830210316001183
TOTAL 100.0%
672
100.0%
332
100.0%
148
100.0%
178

10

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Origin of man by Age


18-3031-4445-6465+MissingTOTAL
GOD CRETD33.2%
102
47.1%
178
38.8%
193
49.3%
75

3
41.1%
548
NO GOD12.1%
37
8.2%
31
14.9%
74
12.5%
19

1
12.1%
161
GOD GUIDE48.2%
148
38.6%
146
38.4%
191
34.2%
52

0
40.3%
537
OTHER/DK2.9%
9
3.7%
14
4.8%
24
2.0%
3

0
3.7%
50
CANT CHSE2.6%
8
0.5%
2
2.2%
11
2.0%
3

0
1.8%
24
NO ANSWER1.0%
3
1.9%
7
0.8%
4
0.0%
0

2
1.0%
14
Missing29135639513801180
TOTAL 100.0%
307
100.0%
378
100.0%
497
100.0%
152

6

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Origin of man by Church attendance


NEVER< 1 A MNTH< 1 A WEEKWEEKLY +MissingTOTAL
GOD CRETD20.5%
39
26.7%
130
48.6%
139
65.3%
241

2
41.2%
549
NO GOD26.8%
51
18.3%
89
5.2%
15
1.1%
4

3
11.9%
159
GOD GUIDE42.6%
81
47.9%
233
42.3%
121
27.6%
102

0
40.3%
537
OTHER/DK6.8%
13
3.7%
18
1.4%
4
3.5%
13

2
3.6%
48
CANT CHSE3.2%
6
2.7%
13
0.7%
2
0.5%
2

1
1.7%
23
NO ANSWER0.0%
0
0.6%
3
1.7%
5
1.9%
7

1
1.1%
15
Missing17439427633901183
TOTAL 100.0%
190
100.0%
486
100.0%
286
100.0%
369

9

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Origin of man by Education


LESS HSHS DEGREEJR COLLBA DEGREEGRAD DEGRETOTAL
GOD CRETD43.9%
65
48.0%
316
48.1%
51
31.6%
92
19.7%
27
41.1%
551
NO GOD13.5%
20
9.6%
63
1.9%
2
13.7%
40
27.0%
37
12.1%
162
GOD GUIDE29.7%
44
37.4%
246
42.5%
45
47.1%
137
47.4%
65
40.1%
537
OTHER/DK4.7%
7
3.3%
22
4.7%
5
3.4%
10
4.4%
6
3.7%
50
CANT CHSE6.1%
9
1.4%
9
1.9%
2
1.4%
4
0.0%
0
1.8%
24
NO ANSWER2.0%
3
0.3%
2
0.9%
1
2.7%
8
1.5%
2
1.2%
16
Missing135628892101221184
TOTAL 100.0%
148
100.0%
658
100.0%
106
100.0%
291
100.0%
137

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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.