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

% of non-parents 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 68% 11% 6% 13% 1% 217
Catholic 29% 32% 4% 30% 5% 5,411
Evangelical Protestant 10% 25% 2% 57% 5% 6,385
Hindu 65% 15% 2% 14% 4% 115
Historically Black Protestant 17% 29% 4% 45% 6% 1,421
Jehovah's Witness 5% 12% < 1% 76% 7% 182
Jewish 61% 17% 5% 15% 2% 661
Mainline Protestant 28% 32% 6% 30% 5% 4,844
Mormon 13% 29% 2% 48% 8% 419
Muslim 20% 30% 4% 40% 6% 147
Orthodox Christian 29% 27% 7% 34% 3% 137
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 65% 13% 5% 14% 3% 5,788

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