Published Online: September 7, 2005
Published in Print: September 7, 2005, as Table: Views on Life's Origins

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Table: Views on Life's Origins

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Americans’ opinions about whether creationism should be taught in public schools vary by level of income and by geographic region, a new poll shows.

  Teaching creationism instead of evolution Teaching creationism along with evolution Who should have primary responsibility for deciding how evolution is taught
  Favor Oppose Favor Oppose Scientists/
Science Teachers
Parents School Boards
Total 38% 49% 64% 26% 28% 41% 21%
College graduate 25 66 66 28 38 30 25
Some college 36 52 72 21 27 40 21
High school graduate 44 41 60 28 24 47 19
<H.S. graduate 49 29 51 29 22 49 17
East 30 55 60 28 38 33 19
Midwest 37 49 66 24 25 45 21
South 45 41 63 26 23 45 22
West 32 56 66 26 32 38 21

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