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Table 4 Students' opinion of what should be taught based on their high school experience

From: The relative importance of religion and education on university students’ views of evolution in the Deep South and state science standards across the United States

What was taught in high school? What should be taught in high school? Observed % Expected
  Evolution Only1 ID Only2 Both
Creationism 36 26 % 46 36 26 % 20 67 48 % 72
Both 136 17 % 263 145 18 % 115 507 64 % 410
Evolution 551 44 % 418 116 9 % 182 586 47 % 652
Neither 138 34 % 134 80 20 % 59 184 46 % 209
  1. 1Evolution Only: “Evolution says that human beings evolved from earlier stages of animals.”
  2. 2Intelligent Design (ID) only:“Intelligent design says that human beings are so complex that they required a powerful force or intelligent being to help create them.”
  3. Number and percentages of students observed in each category are shown above with expected number of students for that category shown below horizontal lines.