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Table 3 Descriptive data of the sample

From: European first-year university students accept evolution but lack substantial knowledge about it: a standardized European cross-country assessment

  Biology-related Non-biology Total
Acceptance
 M 32.52 31.28 32.17
 SD 4.86 5.01 4.94
 n 6056 2470 8527
 t-test − 8.30***  
Knowledge
 M 5.53 3.85 5.06
 SD 2.54 2.22 2.57
 n 5616 2189 7806
 t-test − 18.93***  
Religious faith
 M 25.11 30.82 26.78
 SD 13.36 13.30 13.59
 n 5912 2441 8353
 t-test 6.21***  
  1. Mean (M), standard deviation (SD), and sample size (n) for acceptance of evolution (ATEVO; Beniermann 2019): score range: 8–40; knowledge about evolution (KAEVO; Kuschmierz et al., 2020a): score range: 0–12; religious faith (PERF; Beniermann 2019): score range: 10–50; ***p < .0.001