Evolution and Creationism in Public Education

Sample Profile

As the figures below show, our survey included a representative cross section of American society.

Attend church:

  • 44% once a week or more
  • 19% once or twice a month
  • 14% less than once a month, but at least a few times a year
  • 12% once or twice a year
  • 11% never

Self Described religiosity:
  • 33% very religious
  • 52% somewhat religious
  • 12% not that religious

Religious Denomination:
  • 50% Christian (other than Catholic)
  • 23% Catholic
  • 2% Jewish
  • 14% other
  • 11% no religious affiliation

Children and related issues:
  • 41% have children aged 17 or younger
  • 30% have children who attend public school (72% of those with children under 17)

Race/Ethnicity:
  • 77% white
  • 21% non-white
  • 2% refused

Gender
  • 48% male
  • 52% female

Educational attainment:
  • 38% high school or less
  • 28% some college
  • 34% college graduate +

Party ID:
  • 27% Republican
  • 30% Democrat
  • 25% Independent
  • 13% Other
  • 5% Not sure

Average age = 43.3 years old

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