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Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, Spring 1997 - Analysis

ORIGIN

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?
 FrequencyPercentCumulative PercentZ-Score
1) BIBLICAL ACCOUNT20961.5%61.5%-0.73
2) DARWINIAN EVOLUTION10731.5%92.9%0.87
3) BOTH, GOD CREATED LIFE AND THEN IT EVOLVED247.1%100.0%2.47
Missing68
Total Unweighted N = 340





Sex (I-SEX)

 MALEFEMALEMissingTotal
BIBLICAL ACCOUNT59.5%
97
63.3%
112
061.5%
209
DARWINIAN EVOLUTION36.2%
59
27.1%
48
031.5%
107
BOTH, GOD CREATED LIFE AND THEN IT EVOLVED4.3%
7
9.6%
17
07.1%
24
Missing3335680
Total 100%
163
100%
177
   
340

Race (I-RACE)

 WhiteAfrican American/BlackOtherMissingTotal
BIBLICAL ACCOUNT60.8%
180
68.8%
11
66.7%
16
261.6%
207
DARWINIAN EVOLUTION32.1%
95
31.3%
5
29.2%
7
031.8%
107
BOTH, GOD CREATED LIFE AND THEN IT EVOLVED7.1%
21
0.0%
0
4.2%
1
26.5%
22
Missing5737721
Total 100%
296
100%
16
100%
24
   
336

Marital status (I-MARITAL)

 MARRIEDDIVORCEDSEPARATEDWIDOWEDSINGLEMissingTotal
BIBLICAL ACCOUNT59.9%
118
61.4%
27
62.5%
5
75.0%
15
61.4%
43
161.4%
208
DARWINIAN EVOLUTION31.0%
61
36.4%
16
25.0%
2
20.0%
4
34.3%
24
031.6%
107
BOTH, GOD CREATED LIFE AND THEN IT EVOLVED9.1%
18
2.3%
1
12.5%
1
5.0%
1
4.3%
3
07.1%
24
Missing389179694
Total 100%
197
100%
44
100%
8
100%
20
100%
70
   
339

Religion (I-RELIGION)

 ProtestantCatholicJewishOtherNo ReligMissingTotal
BIBLICAL ACCOUNT66.9%
115
60.2%
62
20.0%
2
64.3%
18
38.1%
8
461.4%
205
DARWINIAN EVOLUTION27.3%
47
29.1%
30
80.0%
8
28.6%
8
61.9%
13
131.7%
106
BOTH, GOD CREATED LIFE AND THEN IT EVOLVED5.8%
10
10.7%
11
0.0%
0
7.1%
2
0.0%
0
16.9%
23
Missing3219049744
Total 100%
172
100%
103
100%
10
100%
28
100%
21
   
334

Political party (I-PARTYID)

 REPUBLICANDEMOCRATINDEPENDENTOTHERMissingTotal
BIBLICAL ACCOUNT65.5%
76
59.2%
61
56.8%
50
42.9%
6
1660.1%
193
DARWINIAN EVOLUTION29.3%
34
35.9%
37
34.1%
30
28.6%
4
232.7%
105
BOTH, GOD CREATED LIFE AND THEN IT EVOLVED5.2%
6
4.9%
5
9.1%
8
28.6%
4
17.2%
23
Missing1517208878
Total 100%
116
100%
103
100%
88
100%
14
   
321

Education (I-EDUC)

 Less than High SchoolHigh School graduateSome collegeCollege graduatePost college degreeMissingTotal
BIBLICAL ACCOUNT64.7%
11
70.2%
66
68.9%
62
60.0%
54
31.9%
15
161.5%
208
DARWINIAN EVOLUTION35.3%
6
24.5%
23
26.7%
24
30.0%
27
55.3%
26
131.4%
106
BOTH, GOD CREATED LIFE AND THEN IT EVOLVED0.0%
0
5.3%
5
4.4%
4
10.0%
9
12.8%
6
07.1%
24
Missing132514106700
Total 100%
17
100%
94
100%
90
100%
90
100%
47
   
338

Household income (I-INCOME)

 Less than $20,000Less than $40,000Less than $50,000Less than $60,000$60,000 or greaterMissingTotal
BIBLICAL ACCOUNT71.7%
33
71.1%
54
58.5%
24
54.5%
24
43.6%
41
3358.5%
176
DARWINIAN EVOLUTION21.7%
10
25.0%
19
36.6%
15
29.5%
13
47.9%
45
533.9%
102
BOTH, GOD CREATED LIFE AND THEN IT EVOLVED6.5%
3
3.9%
3
4.9%
2
15.9%
7
8.5%
8
17.6%
23
Missing1721421410710
Total 100%
46
100%
76
100%
41
100%
44
100%
94
   
301

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