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Table 6 Students' personal beliefs

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

    Personal beliefs (%)
Major Religion Religiosity (Attendance) Creationism1 ID2 Evolution3
Science Majors Religious Seldom/Never 33 (18) 122 (67) 26 (14)
Nearly Weekly/Monthly 91 (36) 147 (58) 17 (7)
Weekly 180 (63) 100 (35) 5 (2)
Not Religious Seldom/Never 1 (0) 30 (14) 180 (86)
Nearly Weekly/Monthly   4 (57) 3 (43)
Weekly   1 (100)  
Non-Science Majors Religious Seldom/Never 93 (24) 236 (61) 59 (15)
Nearly Weekly/Monthly 200 (43) 239 (52) 21 (5)
Weekly 455 (69) 195 (30) 8 (1)
Not Religious Seldom/Never 1 (0) 52 (14) 325 (86)
Nearly Weekly/Monthly   2 (17) 10 (83)
Weekly 1 (33) 1 (33) 1 (33)
  1. The number and percentage, in parentheses, of surveyed students who self-identified as believing in creationism, ID, or evolution is shown separately for different majors and religiosity levels. The patterns are the same for science and non-science majors.
  2. 1Creationism: “God created human beings in their present form at one time within the last 10,000 years or so.” 2Intelligent Design (ID):“Human beings have developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but God guided the process.” 3Evolution Only: “Human beings have developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but God had no part in this process”.