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Evolution (Demographic Patterns)

Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about science: Humans evolved from other primates over millions of years. Results weighted by WEIGHT (Baylor Religion Survey, Wave 2, 2007)


Evolution by Age


18-29 years old30-44 years old45-59 years old60-74 years old75 years and olderTOTAL
Strongly disagree31.3%
82
24.6%
123
24.8%
112
27.4%
73
24.8%
29
26.2%
419
Disagree11.1%
29
15.6%
78
16.8%
76
19.2%
51
21.4%
25
16.2%
259
Agree17.6%
46
25.3%
127
21.7%
98
19.9%
53
23.9%
28
22.0%
352
Strongly agree25.2%
66
20.6%
103
20.6%
93
15.0%
40
13.7%
16
19.9%
318
Undecided14.9%
39
14.0%
70
16.2%
73
18.4%
49
16.2%
19
15.6%
250
Missing10101191353
TOTAL 100.0%
262
100.0%
501
100.0%
452
100.0%
266
100.0%
117

1598



Evolution by Church attendance


NeverLess than once a monthLess than once a weekWeekly or moreMissingTOTAL
Strongly disagree7.0%
26
13.0%
58
21.6%
61
56.5%
268

5
26.3%
413
Disagree10.0%
37
14.1%
63
27.0%
76
16.7%
79

4
16.2%
255
Agree28.6%
106
31.3%
140
20.9%
59
9.1%
43

3
22.1%
348
Strongly agree39.7%
147
24.2%
108
10.3%
29
5.9%
28

5
19.8%
312
Undecided14.6%
54
17.4%
78
20.2%
57
11.8%
56

4
15.6%
245
Missing818819053
TOTAL 100.0%
370
100.0%
447
100.0%
282
100.0%
474

21

1573



Evolution by Education


Less than high schoolHigh school graduateSome college or vocational trainingCollege graduatePostgraduate work/degreeMissingTOTAL
Strongly disagree18.6%
21
33.0%
147
29.2%
174
19.2%
41
15.5%
31

4
26.4%
414
Disagree21.2%
24
15.3%
68
17.8%
106
15.9%
34
10.5%
21

4
16.1%
253
Agree22.1%
25
21.3%
95
20.3%
121
28.5%
61
23.0%
46

4
22.2%
348
Strongly agree14.2%
16
12.8%
57
17.1%
102
25.2%
54
40.0%
80

9
19.7%
309
Undecided23.9%
27
17.5%
78
15.5%
92
11.2%
24
11.0%
22

6
15.5%
243
Missing14191421050
TOTAL 100.0%
113
100.0%
445
100.0%
595
100.0%
214
100.0%
200

27

1567



Evolution by Political party


DemocratIndependentRepublicanOtherMissingTOTAL
Strongly disagree10.9%
64
21.2%
74
43.0%
262
38.7%
12

6
26.1%
412
Disagree14.7%
86
12.6%
44
20.3%
124
0.0%
0

5
16.1%
254
Agree24.1%
141
26.4%
92
18.2%
111
19.4%
6

1
22.2%
350
Strongly agree30.5%
179
25.2%
88
6.2%
38
25.8%
8

3
19.9%
313
Undecided19.8%
116
14.6%
51
12.3%
75
16.1%
5

3
15.7%
247
Missing114136034
TOTAL 100.0%
586
100.0%
349
100.0%
610
100.0%
31

18

1576



Evolution by Sex


MaleFemaleTOTAL
Strongly disagree23.4%
176
28.7%
242
26.2%
418
Disagree16.2%
122
16.2%
136
16.2%
258
Agree22.7%
171
21.5%
181
22.1%
352
Strongly agree23.4%
176
16.7%
141
19.9%
317
Undecided14.2%
107
16.9%
142
15.6%
249
Missing223153
TOTAL 100.0%
752
100.0%
842

1594



Evolution by Religion


ProtestantCatholicJewishNoneOtherMissingTOTAL
Strongly disagree36.5%
330
13.5%
46
0.0%
0
6.1%
11
28.1%
27

4
26.8%
414
Disagree19.9%
180
16.8%
57
0.0%
0
3.3%
6
11.5%
11

5
16.4%
254
Agree15.8%
143
35.0%
119
33.3%
9
22.7%
41
25.0%
24

16
21.7%
336
Strongly agree12.3%
111
14.1%
48
63.0%
17
61.3%
111
19.8%
19

11
19.8%
306
Undecided15.4%
139
20.6%
70
3.7%
1
6.6%
12
15.6%
15

11
15.3%
237
Missing3012301046
TOTAL 100.0%
903
100.0%
340
100.0%
27
100.0%
181
100.0%
96

47

1547



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.