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Table 4 Teacher-reported orientations to discussing creationism or intelligent design (column percentages)

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

 2007 (N = 926)2019 (N = 752)
I emphasize that intelligent design is a valid, scientific alternative to Darwinian explanations for the origin of species (%)
 strongly agree33
 Strongly disagree2043
 Not applicable/no answer5329
I emphasize that many reputable scientists view creationism or intelligent design as valid alternatives to Darwinian theory (%)
 Strongly agree33
 Strongly disagree1320
 Not applicable/no answer5248
Summary of responses to both questions (%)
 Agrees with neither question7982
 Agrees with one question108
 Agrees with both questions1110