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Human Origins (e.g., God or Evolution), Beliefs about

Measures one's view about the origin of humans


Below are 39 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept.

  • EVOLVED from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel CombinedLEARN MORE
    • Now, I would like to ask you a few short questions like those you might see on a television game show. For each statement that I read, please tell me if it is true or false. If you dont know or arent sure, just tell me so, and we will skip to the next question. Remember true, false, or dont know. Human beings, as we know them today, developed from earlier species of animals. (EVOLVED) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • HUMNEVOL from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)LEARN MORE
    • Q41d. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about science: Humans evolved from other primates over millions of years (HUMNEVOL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • CREATION from General Social Survey, 2004LEARN MORE
    • 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 mans creation. (CREATION) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SCITESTY from General Social Survey, 2004LEARN MORE
    • Human beings developed from earlier species of animals. (SCITESTY) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • DEVHUMAN from National Survey of High School Biology TeachersLEARN MORE
    • Now, regardless of what you do in the classroom, we would like to ask about your own personal views. Which of the following statements comes closest to your views on the origin and development of human beings? (DEVHUMAN) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SCITEST4 from General Social Survey, 2000LEARN MORE
    • Human beings developed from earlier species of animals. (SCITEST4) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GODUSEEV from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 2 (2005)LEARN MORE
    • (goduseevoltn_w2) [IF BELIEVES THAT GOD CREATED THE WORLD] [IF I:7=1] I:8. Do you believe it is possible that God may have used evolution to create the world over a long period of time, or not? (GODUSEEV) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • WRLDORIG from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 2 (2005)LEARN MORE
    • (wrldorigin_w2) I:7. Which of the following comes closest to your beliefs about the origins of the world? Do you believe: (WRLDORIG) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GODUSEEV from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)LEARN MORE
    • (goduseevoltn_w3) [IF BELIEVES THAT GOD CREATED THE WORLD OR BOTH] I:8 Do you believe it is possible that God may have used evolution to create the world over a long period of time, or not? (GODUSEEV) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • WRLDORIG from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)LEARN MORE
    • (wrldorigin_w3) I:7. Which of the following comes closest to your beliefs about the origins of the world? Do you believe: (WRLDORIG) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GODCREAT from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005LEARN MORE
    • Do you think that God was responsible for the creation of life on earth, or dont you believe this? [Asked only if BELGOD = 1 you believe in God.] (GODCREAT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • HUMANS from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005LEARN MORE
    • And do you think that humans and other living things have evolved due to natural processes such as natural selection, or that a supreme being guided the evolution of living things for the purpose of creating humans and other life in the form it exists today? [Asked only if HUMEVOLV = 1 evolved over time or if HUMEXIST = 2 evolved over time.] (HUMANS) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • HUMEVOLV from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005LEARN MORE
    • Some people think that humans and other living things have evolved over time. Others think that humans and other living things have existed in their present form since the beginning of time. Which of these comes closest to your view? [Asked only if FORM = 1.] (HUMEVOLV) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • HUMEXIST from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005LEARN MORE
    • Some people think that humans and other living things have existed in their present form since the beginning of time. Others think that humans and other living things have evolved over time. Which of these comes closest to your view? [Asked only if FORM = 2.] (HUMEXIST) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • POWCREAT from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005LEARN MORE
    • Do you think that a universal spirit or higher power was responsible for the creation of life on earth, or dont you believe this? [Asked only if BELGOD = 2.] (POWCREAT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SCIEVOLV from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005LEARN MORE
    • From what youve heard or read, is there general agreement among scientists that humans evolved over time, or not? (SCIEVOLV) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • QN34AA from U.S. Religious Knowledge Study, 2010LEARN MORE
    • 34aa. Which comes closer to your view? (QN34AA) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • EVOFORM from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006LEARN MORE
    • Some people think that humans and other living things have evolved over time. Others think that humans and other living things have existed in their present form since the beginning of time. Which of these comes closest to your view? (EVOFORM) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • EVOSCI from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006LEARN MORE
    • From what youve heard or read, is there general agreement among scientists that humans evolved over time, or not? [Answered only if FORM = 2.] (EVOSCI) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • NATSUP from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006LEARN MORE
    • And do you think that: humans and other living things have evolved due to natural processes such as natural selection, or a supreme being guided the evolution of living things for the purpose of creating humans and other life in the form it exists today [Answered if EVOFORM = 1.] (NATSUP) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • POWLIFE from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006LEARN MORE
    • Do you think that a universal spirit or higher power was responsible for the creation of life on earth, or dont you believe this? [Answered if BELGOD = 2.] (POWLIFE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ORIGIN from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Spring 1998LEARN MORE
    • Which do you think is a more likely explanation for the origin of human life on Earth -- the Biblical account of creation or Darwinian evolution? (ORIGIN) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SCITEST4 from General Social Survey, 1994LEARN MORE
    • Human beings developed from earlier species of animals. (SCITEST4) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SCITEST4 from General Social Survey, 1993LEARN MORE
    • For each statement below, just check the box that comes closest to your opinion of how true it is. In your opinion, how true is this? Human beings developed from earlier species of animals. (SCITEST4) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • EVOLUTN from Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963LEARN MORE
    • Do you tend to agree or disagree with Darwins Theory of Evolution, which maintains that human beings evolved from lower forms of animal life over many millions of years? (EVOLUTN) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • EVOLVE from Tulsa, Oklahoma Area Survey, 1986LEARN MORE
    • ID LIKE TO READ YOU A STATEMENT THAT PEOPLE HAVE MADE ABOUT LIFE TODAY. AS I READ IT, PLEASE TELL ME WHETHER YOU STRONGLY AGREE WITH IT, AGREE, DISAGREE, OR STRONGLY DISAGREE WITH IT. -- Darwins theory of evolution gives an accurate picture of how life came to be. (EVOLVE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ORIGIN from Southern Focus Poll, Combined Sample, Spring 1998LEARN MORE
    • Which do you think is a more likely explanation for the origin of human life on Earth -- the Biblical account of creation or Darwinian evolution? (ORIGIN) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
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