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Teaching Evolution, Attitude about

Measures one's position on teaching evolution in public schools


Below are 19 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept.

  • CREATION from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)LEARN MORE
    • Q41e. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about science: Creationism should be taught in public schools (CREATION) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • NODARWIN from National Survey of High School Biology TeachersLEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • STATEEV from National Survey of High School Biology TeachersLEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • EVOLPAR from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • EVOLRESP from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • EVOLSCH from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • EVOLSCI from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • EVOLSUBJ from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005LEARN MORE
    • Has your child ever mentioned feeling uncomfortable when the subject of evolution came up at school, or not? [Asked only if SCHKIDS = 1.] (EVOLSUBJ) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • EVOSTAT from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • TCHCREAT from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Spring 1998LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • TCHCREAT from Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, Spring 1998LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • TEACHEVL from Winthrop University Student Religion Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • CREATION from Tulsa, Oklahoma Area Survey, 1986LEARN MORE
    • Please choose the response that best fits your belief regarding the Creationism Controversy. Public schools should teach: (CREATION) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • TCHCREAT from Southern Focus Poll, Combined Sample, Spring 1998LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
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