Views about human evolution among adults in the South

% of adults in the South who say humans…

Survey year 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
Sample size = 12,566. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
2014 27% 26% 3% 39% 5% 12,566

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Views about human evolution among adults in the South by religious group

% of adults in the South 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
Sample size = 0. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Catholic 28% 32% 4% 31% 4% 1,885
Evangelical Protestant 11% 26% 2% 57% 5% 4,078
Historically Black Protestant 16% 30% 3% 44% 6% 1,191
Jewish 56% 23% 7% 13% < 1% 229
Mainline Protestant 24% 34% 6% 31% 6% 2,174
Mormon 10% 28% 1% 53% 7% 112
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 58% 17% 3% 19% 3% 2,214

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in the South by views about human evolution

% of adults in the South who are ages…

Views about human evolution 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 3,449. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Evolved; due to natural processes 30% 36% 21% 13% 3,449
Evolved; due to God's design 23% 35% 27% 15% 3,244
Evolved; don't know how 22% 27% 28% 23% 467
Always existed in present form 17% 34% 28% 21% 4,577
Don't know 12% 29% 25% 35% 565

Generational cohort among adults in the South by views about human evolution

% of adults in the South who are…

Views about human evolution Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 3,449. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Evolved; due to natural processes 19% 19% 28% 25% 8% 1% 3,449
Evolved; due to God's design 14% 16% 28% 32% 9% < 1% 3,244
Evolved; don't know how 11% 18% 21% 35% 13% 2% 467
Always existed in present form 11% 11% 29% 34% 14% 1% 4,577
Don't know 5% 12% 23% 29% 26% 5% 565

Gender composition among adults in the South by views about human evolution

% of adults in the South who are…

Views about human evolution Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 3,503. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Evolved; due to natural processes 54% 46% 3,503
Evolved; due to God's design 50% 50% 3,290
Evolved; don't know how 55% 45% 484
Always existed in present form 43% 57% 4,686
Don't know 46% 54% 603

Racial and ethnic composition among adults in the South by views about human evolution

% of adults in the South who identify as…

Views about human evolution White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 3,474. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Evolved; due to natural processes 66% 13% 2% 15% 3% 3,474
Evolved; due to God's design 61% 20% 1% 15% 4% 3,250
Evolved; don't know how 67% 13% 1% 15% 4% 477
Always existed in present form 62% 20% 1% 14% 4% 4,625
Don't know 57% 21% 2% 14% 5% 577

Immigrant status among adults in the South by views about human evolution

% of adults in the South who are…

Views about human evolution Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 3,454. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Evolved; due to natural processes 15% 10% 75% 3,454
Evolved; due to God's design 12% 7% 81% 3,248
Evolved; don't know how 14% 9% 77% 480
Always existed in present form 11% 6% 82% 4,630
Don't know 16% 5% 79% 570

Income distribution among adults in the South by views about human evolution

% of adults in the South who have a household income of…

Views about human evolution Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 3,172. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Evolved; due to natural processes 33% 18% 28% 22% 3,172
Evolved; due to God's design 35% 21% 26% 17% 2,928
Evolved; don't know how 41% 18% 25% 16% 382
Always existed in present form 38% 22% 25% 15% 4,012
Don't know 54% 16% 18% 12% 432

Educational distribution among adults in the South by views about human evolution

% of adults in the South who have completed…

Views about human evolution High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 3,485. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Evolved; due to natural processes 37% 28% 20% 15% 3,485
Evolved; due to God's design 39% 35% 15% 11% 3,277
Evolved; don't know how 42% 27% 16% 15% 482
Always existed in present form 49% 32% 13% 6% 4,655
Don't know 59% 24% 12% 5% 587

Marital status among adults in the South by views about human evolution

% of adults in the South who are…

Views about human evolution Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 3,490. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Evolved; due to natural processes 43% 10% 12% 5% 30% 3,490
Evolved; due to God's design 50% 8% 14% 5% 24% 3,278
Evolved; don't know how 50% 5% 13% 7% 25% 480
Always existed in present form 53% 4% 15% 9% 19% 4,666
Don't know 47% 5% 16% 15% 17% 592

Parent of children under 18 among adults in the South by views about human evolution

% of adults in the South who are…

Views about human evolution Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 3,491. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Evolved; due to natural processes 28% 72% 3,491
Evolved; due to God's design 31% 69% 3,279
Evolved; don't know how 19% 81% 480
Always existed in present form 31% 69% 4,670
Don't know 27% 73% 594

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults in the South by views about human evolution

% of adults in the South who say they…

Views about human evolution Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 3,503. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Evolved; due to natural processes 37% 27% 9% < 1% 22% 4% 3,503
Evolved; due to God's design 80% 17% 2% < 1% 1% < 1% 3,290
Evolved; don't know how 61% 22% 6% 3% 3% 6% 484
Always existed in present form 88% 9% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 4,686
Don't know 79% 14% 2% 2% 1% 2% 603

Importance of religion in one's life among adults in the South by views about human evolution

% of adults in the South who say religion is…

Views about human evolution Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,503. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Evolved; due to natural processes 29% 29% 20% 22% < 1% 3,503
Evolved; due to God's design 66% 26% 4% 2% < 1% 3,290
Evolved; don't know how 54% 26% 10% 6% 3% 484
Always existed in present form 82% 13% 3% 2% < 1% 4,686
Don't know 74% 16% 3% 4% 2% 603

Attendance at religious services among adults in the South by views about human evolution

% of adults in the South who attend religious services…

Views about human evolution At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,503. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Evolved; due to natural processes 17% 35% 48% < 1% 3,503
Evolved; due to God's design 41% 40% 19% < 1% 3,290
Evolved; don't know how 29% 36% 33% 3% 484
Always existed in present form 59% 27% 13% 1% 4,686
Don't know 46% 25% 27% 2% 603

Frequency of prayer among adults in the South by views about human evolution

% of adults in the South who pray…

Views about human evolution At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,503. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Evolved; due to natural processes 33% 16% 7% 43% 1% 3,503
Evolved; due to God's design 68% 19% 5% 8% 1% 3,290
Evolved; don't know how 54% 17% 5% 19% 5% 484
Always existed in present form 79% 11% 3% 6% 1% 4,686
Don't know 74% 13% 2% 8% 3% 603

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults in the South by views about human evolution

% of adults in the South who attend prayer group…

Views about human evolution At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,503. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Evolved; due to natural processes 11% 7% 6% 75% < 1% 3,503
Evolved; due to God's design 27% 13% 11% 49% 1% 3,290
Evolved; don't know how 20% 5% 10% 63% 2% 484
Always existed in present form 46% 12% 9% 32% 1% 4,686
Don't know 37% 9% 8% 44% 2% 603

Frequency of meditation among adults in the South by views about human evolution

% of adults in the South who meditate…

Views about human evolution At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,503. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Evolved; due to natural processes 32% 10% 6% 52% 1% 3,503
Evolved; due to God's design 44% 8% 4% 43% 1% 3,290
Evolved; don't know how 41% 11% 4% 38% 5% 484
Always existed in present form 52% 7% 2% 37% 2% 4,686
Don't know 49% 5% 5% 33% 9% 603

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults in the South by views about human evolution

% of adults in the South who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Views about human evolution At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,503. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Evolved; due to natural processes 45% 17% 12% 24% 1% 3,503
Evolved; due to God's design 66% 14% 10% 9% 1% 3,290
Evolved; don't know how 61% 15% 7% 12% 6% 484
Always existed in present form 75% 11% 5% 8% 1% 4,686
Don't know 64% 11% 7% 12% 5% 603

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults in the South by views about human evolution

% of adults in the South who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Views about human evolution At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,503. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Evolved; due to natural processes 47% 16% 14% 23% 1% 3,503
Evolved; due to God's design 46% 17% 12% 23% 1% 3,290
Evolved; don't know how 51% 11% 13% 21% 4% 484
Always existed in present form 45% 14% 10% 29% 2% 4,686
Don't know 44% 13% 10% 27% 6% 603

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults in the South by views about human evolution

% of adults in the South who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Views about human evolution Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,503. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Evolved; due to natural processes 13% 16% 54% 16% 1% 3,503
Evolved; due to God's design 40% 9% 44% 5% 2% 3,290
Evolved; don't know how 24% 13% 48% 6% 9% 484
Always existed in present form 59% 5% 31% 4% 2% 4,686
Don't know 44% 5% 38% 4% 10% 603

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults in the South by views about human evolution

% of adults in the South who say…

Views about human evolution There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,503. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Evolved; due to natural processes 23% 75% 1% < 1% 3,503
Evolved; due to God's design 33% 65% 1% 1% 3,290
Evolved; don't know how 22% 70% 4% 4% 484
Always existed in present form 47% 50% 2% 1% 4,686
Don't know 32% 56% 4% 8% 603

Frequency of reading scripture among adults in the South by views about human evolution

% of adults in the South who read scripture…

Views about human evolution At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,503. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Evolved; due to natural processes 18% 9% 8% 64% 1% 3,503
Evolved; due to God's design 43% 13% 10% 33% 1% 3,290
Evolved; don't know how 32% 14% 9% 42% 2% 484
Always existed in present form 63% 12% 6% 19% 1% 4,686
Don't know 53% 10% 6% 28% 3% 603

Interpreting scripture among adults in the South by views about human evolution

% of adults in the South who say the holy scripture is…

Views about human evolution Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,503. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Evolved; due to natural processes 16% 17% 1% 60% 5% 3,503
Evolved; due to God's design 34% 38% 3% 19% 7% 3,290
Evolved; don't know how 23% 23% 5% 29% 20% 484
Always existed in present form 59% 24% 3% 9% 4% 4,686
Don't know 45% 18% 10% 10% 16% 603

Belief in Heaven among adults in the South by views about human evolution

% of adults in the South who …in heaven

Views about human evolution Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,503. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Evolved; due to natural processes 52% 40% 8% 3,503
Evolved; due to God's design 89% 7% 5% 3,290
Evolved; don't know how 68% 17% 15% 484
Always existed in present form 86% 8% 6% 4,686
Don't know 81% 6% 14% 603

Belief in Hell among adults in the South by views about human evolution

% of adults in the South who …in hell

Views about human evolution Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,503. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Evolved; due to natural processes 39% 54% 7% 3,503
Evolved; due to God's design 74% 19% 7% 3,290
Evolved; don't know how 55% 27% 19% 484
Always existed in present form 78% 16% 6% 4,686
Don't know 67% 15% 18% 603

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in the South by views about human evolution

% of adults in the South who identify as…

Views about human evolution Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 3,503. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Evolved; due to natural processes 29% 17% 55% 3,503
Evolved; due to God's design 42% 16% 42% 3,290
Evolved; don't know how 29% 27% 43% 484
Always existed in present form 50% 17% 33% 4,686
Don't know 36% 28% 35% 603

Political ideology among adults in the South by views about human evolution

% of adults in the South who are…

Views about human evolution Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,503. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Evolved; due to natural processes 22% 38% 34% 5% 3,503
Evolved; due to God's design 38% 37% 20% 5% 3,290
Evolved; don't know how 28% 37% 19% 16% 484
Always existed in present form 54% 25% 14% 7% 4,686
Don't know 43% 23% 15% 19% 603

Views about size of government among adults in the South by views about human evolution

% of adults in the South who would rather have…

Views about human evolution Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,503. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Evolved; due to natural processes 44% 50% 3% 4% 3,503
Evolved; due to God's design 52% 42% 3% 3% 3,290
Evolved; don't know how 46% 37% 7% 9% 484
Always existed in present form 56% 38% 3% 3% 4,686
Don't know 44% 37% 6% 13% 603

Views about government aid to the poor among adults in the South by views about human evolution

% of adults in the South who say government aid to the poor…

Views about human evolution Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,503. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Evolved; due to natural processes 39% 56% 3% 1% 3,503
Evolved; due to God's design 47% 48% 4% 1% 3,290
Evolved; don't know how 35% 51% 8% 6% 484
Always existed in present form 53% 41% 4% 2% 4,686
Don't know 41% 36% 11% 12% 603

Views about abortion among adults in the South by views about human evolution

% of adults in the South who say abortion should be…

Views about human evolution Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,503. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Evolved; due to natural processes 70% 27% 3% 3,503
Evolved; due to God's design 51% 45% 4% 3,290
Evolved; don't know how 51% 36% 13% 484
Always existed in present form 32% 64% 4% 4,686
Don't know 29% 54% 17% 603

Views about homosexuality among adults in the South by views about human evolution

% of adults in the South who say homosexuality…

Views about human evolution Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,503. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Evolved; due to natural processes 81% 15% 2% 2% 3,503
Evolved; due to God's design 61% 32% 4% 3% 3,290
Evolved; don't know how 62% 21% 8% 9% 484
Always existed in present form 35% 57% 5% 3% 4,686
Don't know 33% 43% 12% 12% 603

Views about same-sex marriage among adults in the South by views about human evolution

% of adults in the South who …same-sex marriage

Views about human evolution Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,503. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Evolved; due to natural processes 73% 22% 5% 3,503
Evolved; due to God's design 50% 41% 9% 3,290
Evolved; don't know how 51% 31% 19% 484
Always existed in present form 26% 67% 7% 4,686
Don't know 24% 54% 22% 603

Views about environmental regulation among adults in the South by views about human evolution

% of adults in the South who say…

Views about human evolution Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,503. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Evolved; due to natural processes 29% 68% 2% 2% 3,503
Evolved; due to God's design 39% 57% 2% 2% 3,290
Evolved; don't know how 27% 57% 8% 9% 484
Always existed in present form 49% 45% 3% 3% 4,686
Don't know 41% 33% 7% 19% 603