Kansan's with Less Education Want Creationism Taught in Schools

Sunday, October 18, 2009
A recently published survey conducted by the Docking Institute of Public Affairs at Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas shows that the lower the education achieved the more likely a Kansan is to support the teaching of creationism in Kansas' public schools. The following is excerpted from pages 43-45 of the Kansas Speaks 2009 report:

Some interesting variations were found in opinions of teaching evolution and creationism in public schools between respondents with varying levels of education. Respondents with no college education tended to prefer that either creationism or neither perspectives be taught. Very few of these respondents wanted evolution taught. Respondents with some college, but less than a bachelors degree, were most likely to prefer that both perspectives be taught and were more evenly divided among those preferring that only one of the two perspectives be taught.

Male and upper income respondents tended to prefer that either evolution or both perspectives be taught in public schools, while females and lower income respondents tended to prefer that creationism or neither perspective be taught.
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