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Fig. 12 | Evolution: Education and Outreach

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From: Acceptance of Evolution Increases with Student Academic Level: A Comparison Between a Secular and a Religious College

Fig. 12

Percentage of biology majors (black bars) versus nonmajors (white bars) who believe one of the following statements describes them best: A = I accept evolution and express it openly regardless of others’ opinions, B = no opinion, C = I accept evolution but do not discuss it openly to avoid conflicts with friends and family, D = I believe in creationism and express it openly regardless of others’ opinions, E = I believe in creationism but do not discuss it openly to avoid conflicts with friends and family. Comparisons within institutions: a RWU biology majors (n = 237) versus nonmajors (n = 239), Chi-square = 13.833, df = 4, P = 0.008; asterisk indicates sign test two-tail pairwise comparison P ≤ 0.05. b PC biology majors (n = 212) versus nonmajors (n = 143), Chi-square = 7.528, df = 4, P = 0.11. c RWU within-biology-majors comparisons: F = freshman (n = 93), So = sophomore (n = 74), J = junior (n = 33), Sr = senior (n = 37), Chi-square = 14.535, df = 6, P = 0.02; linear regression choice A: r = 0.99, P = 0.009, choice B: r = 0.98, P = 0.015. d PC within biology-majors comparisons: F = freshman (n = 70), So = sophomore (n = 34), J = junior (n = 50), Sr = senior (n = 58), Chi-square = 34.242, df = 9, P ≤ 0.001; linear regression choice A: r = 0.98, P = 0.013, choice B: r = 0.61, P = 0.38

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