Views about human evolution by religious group (2014) Switch to: Religious tradition by views about human evolution

% of adults who say humans…

Religious tradition Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
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Buddhist 67% 13% 6% 13% 1% 264
Catholic 31% 31% 4% 29% 5% 7,202
Evangelical Protestant 11% 25% 2% 57% 5% 8,593
Hindu 62% 14% 3% 17% 3% 199
Historically Black Protestant 16% 31% 3% 45% 5% 1,916
Jehovah's Witness 6% 15% < 1% 74% 5% 245
Jewish 58% 18% 5% 16% 3% 847
Mainline Protestant 28% 31% 5% 30% 5% 6,083
Mormon 11% 29% 2% 52% 7% 664
Muslim 25% 25% 3% 41% 6% 237
Orthodox Christian 29% 25% 5% 36% 5% 186
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 63% 14% 4% 15% 3% 7,556

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