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

% of Catholics who say humans…

Importance of religion in one's lifeEvolved; due to natural processesEvolved; due to God's designEvolved; don't know howAlways existed in present formDon't knowSample size
Very important21%34%4%35%6%4,220
Somewhat important39%31%4%23%3%2,225
Not too important61%16%5%15%3%569
Not at all important61%20%3%13%4%160
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