National Survey of High School Biology Teachers

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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 emphasize the broad consensus that evolution is fact even as scientists disagree about the specific mechanisms through which evolution occurred.
  1) Strongly agree
  2) Agree
  2.5) 2.5
  3) Disagree
  4) Strongly disagree

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Strongly agree 277 31.5% 31.5% -1.14
Agree 404 45.9% 77.4% .04
2.5 2 .2% 77.6% .63
Disagree 144 16.4% 94% 1.21
Strongly disagree 53 6% 100% 2.39

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

21-30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61 or older TOTAL
Strongly agree 27.4%
20
29.9%
75
30.9%
75
34.7%
92
35.9%
14
31.7%
276
Agree 39.7%
29
49.0%
123
44.4%
108
44.9%
119
51.3%
20
45.8%
399
2.5 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.8%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
2
Disagree 26.0%
19
14.3%
36
16.5%
40
17.0%
45
5.1%
2
16.3%
142
Strongly disagree 6.8%
5
6.8%
17
7.4%
18
3.4%
9
7.7%
3
6.0%
52
TOTAL 100.0%
73
100.0%
251
100.0%
243
100.0%
265
100.0%
39

871


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Strongly agree 34.1%
137
29.7%
139
31.7%
276
Agree 44.5%
179
46.6%
218
45.6%
397
2.5 0.0%
0
0.4%
2
0.2%
2
Disagree 15.9%
64
16.7%
78
16.3%
142
Strongly disagree 5.5%
22
6.6%
31
6.1%
53
TOTAL 100.0%
402
100.0%
468

870

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