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Has your child ever mentioned feeling uncomfortable when the subject of evolution came up at school, or not? [Asked only if SCHKIDS = 1.] (EVOLSUBJ)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes, has mentioned feeling uncomfortable 73 5.6
2) No, hasnt mentioned feeling uncomfortable 1,109 85.6
3) Did not come up/Not applicable 96 7.4
9) Dont know/Refused 18 1.4
TOTAL1,296100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Many grade schools and high schools around the country are run by various churches and religious groups. Do you think the government should provide financial help to teach Bible or evolution? (TCHBIBEV)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 1,476 43.9
2) No 1,598 47.5
8) Dont know 289 8.6
TOTAL3,363100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Q41e. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about science: Creationism should be taught in public schools (CREATION)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly disagree 316 19.9
2) Disagree 277 17.4
3) Agree 436 27.4
4) Strongly agree 263 16.5
8) Undecided 298 18.7
TOTAL1,590100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


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 agree 49 5.6
2) Agree 65 7.4
3) Disagree 229 26
4) Strongly disagree 538 61.1
TOTAL881100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


And whats your view: would you generally favor or oppose teaching creationism along with evolution in public schools? (CREATEVO)
  TOTAL %
1) Favor 2,801 63.6
2) Oppose 1,151 26.1
9) Dont know/Refused 455 10.3
TOTAL4,407100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Would you generally favor or oppose teaching creationism instead of evolution in public schools? (CREATION)
  TOTAL %
1) Favor 1,657 37.6
2) Oppose 2,150 48.8
9) Dont know/Refused 600 13.6
TOTAL4,407100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Would you generally favor or oppose teaching creationism along with evolution in public schools? [Answered only if FORM = 1.] (TEACHPUB)
  TOTAL %
1) Favor 580 58.2
2) Oppose 349 35
9) Dont know/Refuse 68 6.8
TOTAL997100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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 FAVOR 619 77.3
2) NO, WOULD NOT FAVOR 182 22.7
TOTAL801100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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 FAVOR 223 58.4
2) NO, WOULD NOT FAVOR 159 41.6
TOTAL382100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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 account 271 8.1
2) Only evolution 512 15.2
3) Both 2,286 68
6) Neither 9 0.3
8) Dont know 285 8.5
TOTAL3,363100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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 evolution 33 11.3
2) Only creationism 28 9.6
3) Both 201 68.8
4) Neither 30 10.3
TOTAL292100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: The target population for this survey was students at Winthrop University, a state university in South Carolina.
Frame: Other
Sample: Unknown
Mode: Other


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 biology 27 9
2) Both creationism and the theory of evolution 208 69.3
3) Neither creationism nor the theory of evolution 23 7.7
4) Only creationism 27 9
8) Uncertain 12 4
9) No answer 3 1
TOTAL300100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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 favor 746 63.8
2) No, would not favor 423 36.2
TOTAL1,169100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Now we have some questions on your states standards and assessments, and textbooks that you use. So far as you know, do your states science standards include evolution? (STATEEV)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes, but not human evolution 271 30
2) Yes, including human evolution 571 63.3
3) No 18 2
4) I am not sure 42 4.7
TOTAL902100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


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 say 3,102 70.4
2) Should not have a say 1,037 23.5
9) Dont know/Refused 268 6.1
TOTAL4,407100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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 parents have a say in how evolution is addressed, or should they not have a say? (EVOLPAR)
  TOTAL %
1) Should have a say 3,483 79
2) Should not have a say 733 16.6
9) Dont know/Refused 191 4.3
TOTAL4,407100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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 school boards have a say in how evolution is addressed, or should they not have a say? (EVOLSCH)
  TOTAL %
1) Should have a say 2,622 59.5
2) Should not have a say 1,497 34
9) Dont know/Refused 289 6.6
TOTAL4,408100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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 teachers 1,249 28.3
2) Parents 1,806 41
3) School boards 925 21
9) Dont know/Refused 426 9.7
TOTAL4,406100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Do you think the question of whether creationism should be taught along with evolution in public schools is something that should be decided at the national level, or is it something that each state should decide for itself? [Answered only if FORM = 1.] (EVOSTAT)
  TOTAL %
1) Should be decided at the national level 511 51.3
2) Each state should decide for itself 440 44.2
9) Dont know/Refused 45 4.5
TOTAL996100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


SubCategories [ Back to Top ]
Discomfort: Has the respondent's child been uncomfortable when the subject of evolution came up at school?
Government Help?: Should the government provide financial help to teach evolution?
How Taught?: When teaching human origins in public schools, should the curriculum discuss creationism, evolution or both?
Standards: Is respondent aware of state standards regarding the teaching of evolution?
Who Decides?: Who should have the ability to decide how human origins are discussed in public schools?

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