National Survey of High School Biology Teachers

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VALIDALT

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 about creationism or intelligent design (including answering student questions), I emphasize that this is a valid, scientific alternative to Darwinian explanations for the origin of species.
  1) Strongly agree
  1.5) 1.5
  2) Agree
  3) Disagree
  4) Strongly disagree

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Strongly agree 31 7.2% 7.2% -2.08
1.5 1 .2% 7.4% -1.57
Agree 104 24.1% 31.5% -1.06
Disagree 112 25.9% 57.4% -.04
Strongly disagree 184 42.6% 100% .98

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

21-30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61 or older TOTAL
Strongly agree 5.3%
2
6.8%
8
11.6%
14
4.6%
6
4.5%
1
7.2%
31
1.5 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.8%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
1
Agree 26.3%
10
22.9%
27
22.3%
27
24.6%
32
27.3%
6
23.8%
102
Disagree 21.1%
8
24.6%
29
31.4%
38
24.6%
32
18.2%
4
25.9%
111
Strongly disagree 47.4%
18
45.8%
54
33.9%
41
46.2%
60
50.0%
11
42.9%
184
TOTAL 100.0%
38
100.0%
118
100.0%
121
100.0%
130
100.0%
22

429


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Strongly agree 8.3%
19
5.5%
11
7.0%
30
1.5 0.0%
0
0.5%
1
0.2%
1
Agree 21.1%
48
27.9%
56
24.2%
104
Disagree 24.6%
56
26.9%
54
25.6%
110
Strongly disagree 46.1%
105
39.3%
79
42.9%
184
TOTAL 100.0%
228
100.0%
201

429

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