Correlations between state science standard grades, religiosity, and education. National Center for Science Education (NCSE) grades for K-12 state science standards (Mead and Mates ) are regressed against various measures of state religiosity (a-d) and state educational attainment (e-f). All correlations, shown in parentheses, were statistically significant (P < 0.05) except for the % who attend religious services once a week (P = 0.077). Each triangle represents one state. Alabama is highlighted by the open circle.