Importance of religion in one's life among adults ages 65 and older by views about human evolution (2014) Switch to: Views about human evolution among adults ages 65 and older by importance of religion

% of adults ages 65 and older who say religion is…

Views about human evolutionVery importantSomewhat importantNot too importantNot at all importantDon't knowSample size
Evolved; due to natural processes31%27%18%23%1%2,713
Evolved; due to God's design69%24%4%2%1%2,168
Evolved; don't know how57%24%11%6%3%478
Always existed in present form81%13%2%2%1%3,293
Don't know76%15%4%2%3%675
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