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Ohio 2006 Poll Results Executive Summary

This was a telephone survey of Ohio likely voters conducted by Zogby International 2/2/06 thru 2/3/06. The target sample is [601] interviews. The margin of error is +/- 4.1 percentage points.


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Which of the following two statements come closest to your own opinion?

A) Biology teachers should teach only Darwin’s theory of evolution and the scientific evidence that supports it.

B) Biology teachers should teach Darwin’s theory of evolution, but also the scientific evidence against it.

C) Neither/Not Sure

In 2006 in Ohio:

A = 19%
B = 68.8%
C = 12%

In 2002 in Ohio:

A = 19%
B = 65%
C = 16 

Do you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree with the following statement: “When Darwin’s theory of evolution is taught in school, students should also be able to learn about scientific evidence that points to an intelligent design of life.”

1. Strongly agree 2. Somewhat agree 3. Somewhat disagree 4. Strongly disagree 5. Not sure 

In 2006 in Ohio:

1. Strongly agree 56.4%
2. Somewhat agree 19.3% Agree 75.7%
3. Somewhat disagree 5.0%
4. Strongly disagree 13.0% Disagree 18%
5. Not sure 5.9%

In 2002 in Ohio:

Strongly agree 55%
Somewhat agree 23% Agree 78%
Somewhat disagree 3.0%
Strongly disagree 10% Disagree 13%
Not sure 9.0%

Some other interesting findings:

Of those that agreed: Biology teachers should teach Darwin’s theory of evolution, but also the scientific evidence against it.

  • 78.6% of Republicans agreed, 58.6% of Democrats agreed, and 67% of Independents agreed.
  • 70% of men agreed, and 67.8% of women.
  • 51% had some high school, 69% graduated high school, 67.8% had some college, 70% had college degrees.

Of those that agreed: When Darwin’s theory of evolution is taught in school, students should also be able to learn about scientific evidence that points to an intelligent design of life.

  • 84.3% of Republicans agreed, 66.2% of Democrats and 75.2% of Independents agreed.
  • 73.1 of men agreed, and 78.1% of women.
  • 67.2% had some high school, 81% graduated high school, 82.5% had some college, 69.6% had college degrees.

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