National Survey of High School Biology Teachers

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AVOID

Please indicate your level of agreement with each of the following statements if they apply to your classes in biology or life sciences (otherwise select "Not applicable"). When I do teach evolution (including answering student questions), I deliberately avoid making statements that might be deemed offensive by some students or their parents.
  1) Strongly agree
  2) Agree
  3) Disagree
  4) Strongly disagree

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Strongly agree 144 16.2% 16.2% -1.57
Agree 399 44.8% 61% -.37
Disagree 280 31.5% 92.5% .84
Strongly disagree 67 7.5% 100% 2.05

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

21-30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61 or older TOTAL
Strongly agree 17.6%
13
20.1%
51
16.2%
40
12.4%
33
15.0%
6
16.2%
143
Agree 48.6%
36
44.5%
113
42.9%
106
45.1%
120
47.5%
19
44.7%
394
Disagree 27.0%
20
29.5%
75
34.8%
86
31.6%
84
30.0%
12
31.4%
277
Strongly disagree 6.8%
5
5.9%
15
6.1%
15
10.9%
29
7.5%
3
7.6%
67
TOTAL 100.0%
74
100.0%
254
100.0%
247
100.0%
266
100.0%
40

881


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Strongly agree 11.1%
45
20.6%
98
16.2%
143
Agree 42.0%
170
46.6%
222
44.5%
392
Disagree 36.0%
146
27.9%
133
31.7%
279
Strongly disagree 10.9%
44
4.8%
23
7.6%
67
TOTAL 100.0%
405
100.0%
476

881

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