Importance of religion in one's life among adults in the West by views about human evolution (2014) Switch to: Views about human evolution among adults in the West by importance of religion

% of adults in the West who say religion is…

Views about human evolutionVery importantSomewhat importantNot too importantNot at all importantDon't knowSample size
Evolved; due to natural processes20%28%23%29%1%3,398
Evolved; due to God's design59%29%8%4%1%1,944
Evolved; don't know how38%30%21%9%2%397
Always existed in present form72%19%5%4%1%2,417
Don't know67%20%6%5%2%342
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