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Table 10 Personal beliefs about creationism and the Bible. Percentage of teachers who endorse each statement, by teaching classification

From: Teaching evolution in U.S. public schools: a continuing challenge

 Believe in creationisma (%)Literalist interpretation of the Bibleb (%)
Evolution as settled science43
Mixed messages1216
Creationism as valid6032
  1. aGod created human beings pretty much in their present form at one time within the last 10,000 years or so
  2. bThe Bible is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally, word-for-word