Attitudes about the Origin of the Bible (1), 4 categories 1964 -1990

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Data Table

  '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90
Bible is God's Word 51
(735)
** 52
(800)
** ** ** ** ** 46
(637)
** 48
(922)
49
(1061)
48
(849)
49
(480)
Some Human Errors 42
(600)
** 38
(579)
** ** ** ** ** 42
(590)
** 40
(768)
39
(838)
40
(710)
38
(371)
Written by Wise Men 3
(49)
** 6
(85)
** ** ** ** ** 6
(88)
** 6
(114)
6
(134)
6
(104)
8
(73)
Bible Worth Little Today 1
(13)
** 2
(24)
** ** ** ** ** 2
(34)
** 2
(31)
2
(48)
2
(39)
3
(32)
Don't Know, Other 3
(40)
** 3
(50)
** ** ** ** ** 3
(45)
** 4
(67)
4
(78)
3
(59)
2
(16)
N 1437 0 1538 0 0 0 0 0 1394 0 1902 2159 1761 972

Percentage Within Study Year
Table 1B.2a.
Source: VCF0845 in the ANES Cumulative Data File dataset, weighted with VCF0009z

Question Text:

"Here are four statements about the Bible and I'd like you to tell me which is closest to your own view:" (STATEMENTS SHOWN TO R)
1. The Bible is God's word and all it says is true
2. The Bible was written by men inspired by God but it contains some human errors.
3. The Bible is a good book because it was written by wise men, but God had nothing to do with it.
4. The Bible was written by men who lived so long ago that it is worth very little today.

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