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Table 5 Scores for acceptance of evolution, knowledge about evolution, and religious faith per country

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

Country Acceptance of evolution Knowledge about evolution Religious faith
M SD N M SD N M SD N
Austria 33.37 4.75 156 5.98 2.41 145 24.47 12.64 155
Belgium 33.47 5.59 384 6.13 2.16 377 20.63 12.35 392
Bosnia-Herzegovina 29.94 4.92 222 2.89 1.78 184 38.13 12.73 210
Bulgaria 32.95 4.80 184 3.61 1.88 148 27.77 12.79 178
Croatia 31.92 4.97 373 5.15 2.30 353 32.73 14.01 350
Cyprus 31.12 4.99 75 4.2 2.51 70 38.01 9.95 74
Czech Republic 30.30 4.87 363 4.5 2.04 360 20.12 10.68 376
Finland 36.09 3.38 200 7.81 1.69 191 18.54 9.98 203
France 31.67 4.01 681 6.38 1.69 620 21.06 12.31 664
Germany 32.95 4.45 979 6.13 2.41 879 24.36 12.03 972
Greece 31.21 4.45 152 3.13 1.78 144 37.75 10.69 153
Hungary 32.64 5.30 222 4.55 2.24 212 28.04 13.76 207
Italy 32.27 4.05 695 5.62 2.32 656 25.18 11.84 648
Latvia 30.17 5.24 166 2.80 1.50 141 31.55 12.38 172
The Netherlands 35.02 5.30 431 7.51 1.71 409 17.11 10.23 430
Poland 33.29 4.82 427 4.97 2.48 397 28.42 14.26 431
Portugal 32.44 4.39 140 4.59 2.49 136 27.83 12.81 139
Romania 30.83 4.98 605 3.03 1.56 544 33.68 12.60 592
Serbia 31.00 5.11 1135 3.94 2.25 990 30.96 12.75 1068
Slovakia 30.68 4.55 188 3.03 1.49 186 34.48 13.04 183
Slovenia 31.16 4.31 298 4.12 2.20 257 29.53 13.20 300
Spain 34.71 3.97 204 7.13 1.98 190 20.02 12.16 204
Sweden 33.19 4.64 32 5.45 2.19 31 17.56 10.93 32
Switzerland 32.70 4.26 64 6.83 2.00 59 18.88 10.01 66
Turkey 32.64 6.33 69 3.92 2.35 60 35.25 13.86 71
Ukraine 31.40 5.30 82 2.87 1.52 67 27.04 13.46 83
  1. Score ranges: acceptance of evolution: 8–40; knowledge about evolution: 0–12; religious faith: 10–50