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EVOLSUBJ from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005
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 uncomfortable735.6
2) No, hasnt mentioned feeling uncomfortable1,10985.6
3) Did not come up/Not applicable967.4
9) Dont know/Refused181.4
Missing3,111 
TOTAL1,296100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


TCHBIBEV from Williamsburg Charter Survey On Religion and Public Life, 1987
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) Yes1,47643.9
2) No1,59847.5
8) Dont know2898.6
TOTAL3363100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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


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


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


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


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


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


STATEEV from National Survey of High School Biology Teachers
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 evolution27130.0
2) Yes, including human evolution57163.3
3) No182.0
4) I am not sure424.7
TOTAL902100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


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


EVOLPAR 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 parents have a say in how evolution is addressed, or should they not have a say? (EVOLPAR)
TOTAL%
1) Should have a say3,48379.0
2) Should not have a say73316.6
9) Dont know/Refused1914.3
TOTAL4,407100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


EVOLSCH 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 school boards have a say in how evolution is addressed, or should they not have a say? (EVOLSCH)
TOTAL%
1) Should have a say2,62259.5
2) Should not have a say1,49734.0
9) Dont know/Refused2896.6
TOTAL4,408100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. 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


EVOSTAT from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006
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 level51151.3
2) Each state should decide for itself44044.2
9) Dont know/Refused454.5
Missing1,007 
TOTAL996100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


 

Subcategories
DiscomfortHas 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?
StandardsIs 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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