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Table 4 Latent correlations between the 16 lower-order constructs (i.e., subscales) of the EALS-SF

From: Evolutionary Attitudes and Literacy Survey (EALS): Development and Validation of a Short Form

Construct 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
1. Political Activity 1.00                
2. Religious Activity .12 1.00               
3. Conservative Self-Identity −.14 .39 1.00              
4. Attitudes Towards Life −.08 .62 .56 1.00             
5. Intelligent Design Fallacies −.04 .65 .52 .64 1.00            
6. Young Earth Creationist Beliefs −.04 .71 .49 .64 .96 1.00           
7. Moral Objections −.04 .54 .48 .51 .92 .84 1.00          
8. Social Objections .02 .45 .36 .38 .72 .65 .74 1.00         
9. Distrust of the Scientific Enterprise −.03 .59 .49 .59 .98 .87 .90 .79 1.00        
10. Relevance of Evolutionary Theory .09 −.48 −.35 −.46 −.80 −.71 −.69 −.56 −.78 1.00       
11. Genetic Literacy .11 −.41 −.26 −.40 −.70 −.60 −.61 −.48 −.63 .70 1.00      
12. Evolutionary Knowledge .08 −.32 −.30 −.34 −.67 −.58 −.58 −.50 −.65 .77 .83 1.00     
13. Knowledge about Scientific Enterprise .07 −.27 −.24 −.20 −.54 −.43 −.49 −.51 −.53 .57 .60 .68 1.00    
14. Evolutionary Misconceptions .07 .02 −.09 .06 −.02 −.05 −.01 −.03 −.03 −.20 .04 −.11 .07 1.00   
15. Self Exposure to Evolution .24 −.25 −.30 −.28 −.43 −.43 −.41 −.26 −.45 .41 .44 .46 .28 .05 1.00  
16. Youth Exposure to Evolution .29 −.15 −.23 −.22 −.36 −.39 −.33 −.25 −.41 .35 .38 .47 −.31 −.03 .84 1.00