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PSCI 3300 First assignment Name: (1) Hypothesis: In a comparison of individuals, those who consider themselves not religious will be more likely to believe that human beings developed from animals than will those who consider themselves very religious. (2) Explanation: Typically, those who consider themselves very religious believe in creationism or a higher being that created human beings. Those who do not consider themselves religious are more inclined to accept scientific findings that support evolution. (3) Frequency distribution of the independent variable Relpersn2 Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent Valid Very religious 464 16.2 16.4 16.4 Somewhat religious 1738 60.6 61.3 77.7 Not religious 631 22.0 22.3 100.0 Total 2833 98.8 100.0 Missing System 34 1.2 Total 2867 100.0 (4) Description of the independent variable This variable is about how much the respondents consider themselves religious. The name of the original variable is RELPERSN, and it had four categories of Very religious, Moderately religious, Slightly religious, and Not religious. I recoded it and made three categories of Very

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