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Fig. 6 | Evolution: Education and Outreach

Fig. 6

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

Fig. 6

Percentage of RWU (black bars) versus PC (white bars) students 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 between institutions: a biology majors (RWU n = 237, PC n = 212), Chi-square = 7.696, df = 4, P = 0.10. b Nonmajors (RWU n = 239, PC n = 143), Chi-square = 5.315, df = 4, P = 0.25. c Biology freshman (RWU n = 93, PC n = 70), Chi-square = 17.651, df = 3, P ≤ 0.001; asterisk indicates sign test two-tail pairwise comparison P ≤ 0.05. d Biology sophomore (RWU n = 74, PC n = 34), Chi-square = 1.358, df = 2, P = 0.50. e Biology junior (RWU n = 33, PC n = 50), Chi-square = 1.572, df = 2, P = 0.45. f Biology senior (RWU n = 37, PC n = 58), Chi-square = 0.457, df = 2, P = 0.79

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