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Creationism in the Classroom (6)
Evolution in the Classroom (5)
Teach Creationism? (5)
Teach What? (6)
Who Decides? (2)
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NODARWIN from National Survey of High School Biology Teachers
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). I believe it is possible to offer an excellent general biology course for high school students that includes no mention of Darwin or evolutionary theory. (NODARWIN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree495.6
2) Agree657.4
3) Disagree22926.0
4) Strongly disagree53861.1
TOTAL881100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


ENCDISC from National Survey of High School Biology Teachers
Please tell us whether you have ever done the following: I have encouraged discussions of creationism in order to firmly explain why creationism is not science. (ENCDISC)
TOTAL%
1) Never59966.6
2) Once or twice14215.8
3) A few times9410.5
4) Frequently647.1
TOTAL899100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


VALIDALT from National Survey of High School Biology Teachers
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. (VALIDALT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree317.2
1.5) 1.510.2
2) Agree10424.1
3) Disagree11225.9
4) Strongly disagree18442.6
TOTAL432100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


VALIDREL from National Survey of High School Biology Teachers
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 creationism or intelligent design (including answering student questions), I acknowledge them as valid religious perspectives, but which are not appropriate for a science class. (VALIDREL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree9319.7
2) Agree22146.8
3) Disagree11925.2
4) Strongly disagree398.3
TOTAL472100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


REPUTSCI from National Survey of High School Biology Teachers
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 creationism or intelligent design (including answering student questions), I emphasize that many reputable scientists view these as valid alternatives to Darwinian theory. (REPUTSCI)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree265.8
2) Agree13730.7
3) Disagree16236.3
4) Strongly disagree12127.1
TOTAL446100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


SCIREJCT from National Survey of High School Biology Teachers
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 creationism or intelligent design (including answering student questions), I emphasize that almost all scientists reject these as valid accounts of the origin of species. (SCIREJCT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree6215.4
2) Agree14335.6
3) Disagree14937.1
4) Strongly disagree4811.9
TOTAL402100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


NERVOUS from National Survey of High School Biology Teachers
In preparing this questionnaire, we talked to a large number of teachers and other science educators. They have told us about many strategies that teachers use in teaching their high school biology classes and they share many experiences they have had. Some of these appear below. Please tell us whether you have ever done the following: I have been nervous about an open house event or a meeting with parents because I believed that I would receive complaints about the teaching of evolution. (NERVOUS)
TOTAL%
1) Never67374.1
2) Once or twice16518.2
3) A few times556.1
4) Frequently151.7
TOTAL908100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


UNIFYING from National Survey of High School Biology Teachers
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). Evolution serves as the unifying theme for the content of the course. (UNIFYING)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree23026.3
2) Agree32937.7
2.5) 2.510.1
3) Disagree22726.0
4) Strongly disagree869.9
TOTAL873100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


STATESCI from National Survey of High School Biology Teachers
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, I focus heavily on what students need to know to meet state science standards. (STATESCI)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree32336.9
2) Agree45251.6
3) Disagree869.8
4) Strongly disagree151.7
TOTAL876100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


PRVWRONG from National Survey of High School Biology Teachers
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 possibility that portions of evolutionary theory may be proven wrong. (PRVWRONG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree16518.8
2) Agree46753.1
3) Disagree17119.4
4) Strongly disagree778.8
TOTAL880100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


BROADCON from National Survey of High School Biology Teachers
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. (BROADCON)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree27731.5
2) Agree40445.9
2.5) 2.520.2
3) Disagree14416.4
4) Strongly disagree536.0
TOTAL880100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


CREATION from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)
Q41e. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about science: Creationism should be taught in public schools (CREATION)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree31619.9
2) Disagree27717.4
3) Agree43627.4
4) Strongly agree26316.5
8) Undecided29818.7
Missing57 
TOTAL1,590100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


TCHCREAT from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Spring 1998
Public schools now teach the scientific theory of evolution, which explains how life developed on Earth. Would you favor or oppose requiring public schools to also teach the Biblical version of how life on Earth was created by God? (TCHCREAT)
TOTAL%
1) YES, WOULD FAVOR61977.3
2) NO, WOULD NOT FAVOR18222.7
TOTAL801100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Regional Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


TCHCREAT from Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, Spring 1998
Public schools now teach the scientific theory of evolution, which explains how life developed on Earth. Would you favor or oppose requiring public schools to also teach the Biblical version of how life on Earth was created by God? (TCHCREAT)
TOTAL%
1) YES, WOULD FAVOR22358.4
2) NO, WOULD NOT FAVOR15941.6
TOTAL382100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Regional Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


TEACHSCI from Religious Influence and Identity Survey, 1996
Do you think public school instruction should include Christian views of science and history, or not? (TEACHSCI)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1,78969.1
2) No67326.0
3) DK1003.9
4) Refused281.1
TOTAL2590100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


TCHCREAT from Southern Focus Poll, Combined Sample, Spring 1998
Public schools now teach the scientific theory of evolution, which explains how life developed on Earth. Would you favor or oppose requiring public schools to also teach the Biblical version of how life on Earth was created by God? (TCHCREAT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, would favor74663.8
2) No, would not favor42336.2
Missing84 
TOTAL1,169100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


CREATEVO from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005
And whats your view: would you generally favor or oppose teaching creationism along with evolution in public schools? (CREATEVO)
TOTAL%
1) Favor2,80163.6
2) Oppose1,15126.1
9) Dont know/Refused45510.3
TOTAL4,407100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


CREATION from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005
Would you generally favor or oppose teaching creationism instead of evolution in public schools? (CREATION)
TOTAL%
1) Favor1,65737.6
2) Oppose2,15048.8
9) Dont know/Refused60013.6
TOTAL4,407100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


TEACHPUB from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006
Would you generally favor or oppose teaching creationism along with evolution in public schools? [Answered only if FORM = 1.] (TEACHPUB)
TOTAL%
1) Favor58058.2
2) Oppose34935.0
9) Dont know/Refuse686.8
Missing1,007 
TOTAL997100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


CREATION from Williamsburg Charter Survey On Religion and Public Life, 1987
Do you think public schools should only teach the Bibles account of the creation of life on Earth, or should they only teach evolution, or should they teach both? (CREATION)
TOTAL%
1) Only Bibles account2718.1
2) Only evolution51215.2
3) Both2,28668.0
6) Neither90.3
8) Dont know2858.5
TOTAL3363100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


TEACHEVL from Winthrop University Student Religion Survey, 1996
There is controversy about whether the biological theory of evolution, or the biblical view of creation (called creationism), should be taught in public schools. Which do you think should be taught? (TEACHEVL)
TOTAL%
1) Only evolution3311.3
2) Only creationism289.6
3) Both20168.8
4) Neither3010.3
TOTAL292100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Unknown
Mode:Other


CREATION from Tulsa, Oklahoma Area Survey, 1986
Please choose the response that best fits your belief regarding the Creationism Controversy. Public schools should teach: (CREATION)
TOTAL%
1) Only the theory of evolution in biology279.0
2) Both creationism and the theory of evolution20869.3
3) Neither creationism nor the theory of evolution237.7
4) Only creationism279.0
8) Uncertain124.0
9) No answer31.0
TOTAL300100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Regional Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


EVOLRESP from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005
And who should have the primary responsibility for deciding how evolution is taught in public schools? Should it be scientists and science teachers, parents, or school boards? (EVOLRESP)
TOTAL%
1) Scientists and science teachers1,24928.3
2) Parents1,80641.0
3) School boards92521.0
9) Dont know/Refused4269.7
TOTAL4,406100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


EVOLSCI from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005
Id like to get your views on who should and who should not have a say on how evolution is taught in public schools. In your opinion, should scientists and science teachers have a say in how evolution is addressed, or should they not have a say? (EVOLSCI)
TOTAL%
1) Should have a say3,10270.4
2) Should not have a say1,03723.5
9) Dont know/Refused2686.1
TOTAL4,407100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


 

Subcategories
Creationism in the ClassroomThis question type asks teachers to indicate if they teach about creationism in a certain way.
Evolution in the ClassroomThis question type asks teachers to indicate if they teach about evolution in a certain way.
Teach Creationism?Does the respondent favor public schools teaching creationism?
Teach What?This question type asks the respondent if public schools should teach only creationism, only evolution, both, or neither.
Who Decides?Who should have the power to decide how human origins are addressed in the classroom?

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