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Fig. 3 | Evolution: Education and Outreach

Fig. 3

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

Fig. 3

Percentage of RWU (black bars) versus PC (white bars) students who think one of the following statements fits best their position concerning evolution: A = hearing about evolution makes me appreciate the factual explanation about the origin of life on Earth and its place in the universe, B = hearing about evolution makes no difference to me because evolution and creationism are in harmony. Comparisons between institutions: a biology majors (RWU n = 237, PC n = 212), Chi-square = 1.001, df = 1, P = 0.317. b Nonmajors (RWU n = 239, PC n = 143), Chi-square = 0.027, df = 1, P = 0.86. c Biology freshman (RWU n = 93, PC n = 70), Chi-square = 2.317, df = 1, P = 0.12. d Biology sophomore (RWU n = 74, PC n = 34), Chi-square = 1.173, df = 1, P = 0.18. e Biology junior (RWU n = 33, PC n = 50), Chi-square = 3.463, df = 1, P = 0.06. f Biology senior (RWU n = 37, PC n = 58), Chi-square = 3.581, df = 1, P = 0.058. Combined student responders (mean of RWU + PC) for A vs. B differ in all figures, sign test two-tail P ≤ 0.05

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