Presbyterian Panel Survey, August 2003 - Presbyterians Today, Members

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GENESIS

The account of Creation presented in Genesis:
  1) Is literally true, exactly as we find it in the Bible�that is, it took six twenty-four hour periods for God to create the world
  2) Is a true account of how God created the world
  3) Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Is literally true, exactly as we find it in the Bible�that is, it took six twenty-four hour periods for God to create the world 31 8.1% 8.1% -2.14
Is a true account of how God created the world 200 51.9% 60% -.52
Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created 154 40% 100% 1.11

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

Less than 40 40-49 50-64 65+ TOTAL
Is literally true, exactly as we find it in the Bible�that is, it took six twenty-four hour periods for God to create the world 6.8%
3
7.6%
5
6.5%
7
9.0%
15
7.8%
30
Is a true account of how God created the world 63.6%
28
57.6%
38
51.9%
56
47.0%
78
52.1%
200
Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created 29.5%
13
34.8%
23
41.7%
45
44.0%
73
40.1%
154
TOTAL 100.0%
44
100.0%
66
100.0%
108
100.0%
166

384


Sex (I-SEX)

Female Male TOTAL
Is literally true, exactly as we find it in the Bible�that is, it took six twenty-four hour periods for God to create the world 6.6%
16
10.6%
15
8.1%
31
Is a true account of how God created the world 56.4%
137
44.4%
63
51.9%
200
Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created 37.0%
90
45.1%
64
40.0%
154
TOTAL 100.0%
243
100.0%
142

385


Education (I-EDUC)

Completed 8th grade or some high school High school diploma Some college Graduated from college Some graduate work Graduate degree TOTAL
Is literally true, exactly as we find it in the Bible�that is, it took six twenty-four hour periods for God to create the world 18.2%
2
19.5%
8
7.6%
6
4.7%
4
10.4%
5
5.5%
6
8.3%
31
Is a true account of how God created the world 63.6%
7
61.0%
25
67.1%
53
53.5%
46
47.9%
23
37.6%
41
52.1%
195
Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created 18.2%
2
19.5%
8
25.3%
20
41.9%
36
41.7%
20
56.9%
62
39.6%
148
TOTAL 100.0%
11
100.0%
41
100.0%
79
100.0%
86
100.0%
48
100.0%
109

374


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Democrat Independent Republican Other TOTAL
Is literally true, exactly as we find it in the Bible�that is, it took six twenty-four hour periods for God to create the world 7.5%
8
7.1%
4
8.9%
18
0.0%
0
8.0%
30
Is a true account of how God created the world 36.4%
39
48.2%
27
60.6%
123
55.6%
5
51.7%
194
Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created 56.1%
60
44.6%
25
30.5%
62
44.4%
4
40.3%
151
TOTAL 100.0%
107
100.0%
56
100.0%
203
100.0%
9

375


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20K $20K- $49,999 $50,000- $99,999 $100K+ TOTAL
Is literally true, exactly as we find it in the Bible�that is, it took six twenty-four hour periods for God to create the world 5.6%
1
10.6%
10
9.3%
12
5.0%
5
8.2%
28
Is a true account of how God created the world 55.6%
10
54.3%
51
50.4%
65
46.5%
47
50.6%
173
Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created 38.9%
7
35.1%
33
40.3%
52
48.5%
49
41.2%
141
TOTAL 100.0%
18
100.0%
94
100.0%
129
100.0%
101

342

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