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dc.contributor.authorUnsworth, AE
dc.contributor.authorVoas, D
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-10T15:08:51Z
dc.date.available2018-01-10T15:08:51Z
dc.date.issued2018-01-01
dc.identifier.issn0963-6625
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/270475
dc.description.abstractAccording to poll results and media reports, Britain has a significant and growing number of creationists. However, little scholarly research has been carried out to explore this phenomenon. We present results from a national survey of 6020 individuals to give a comprehensive picture of contemporary public attitudes to evolution in Britain. Furthermore, we explore the effects of religion and education on attitudes to evolution. Unique to this study, we analyse the effects of attending a religiously-affiliated school (“faith school”) on acceptance of evolutionary theory. We examine these effects in the general population, and additionally, across different Christian, Muslim and non-religious subpopulations. Results give strong evidence that the number of creationists has been overstated previously. We find the effect of education is complex and varies between different religious groups, but that faith school attendance is associated with more acceptance of evolution for people belonging to groups that tend to reject it.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research was made possible through a grant (UAB018) awarded under the Uses and Abuses of Biology Programme funded by the Templeton World Charity Foundation.
dc.publisherSAGE
dc.subjectChristian
dc.subjectcreationism
dc.subjectevolution
dc.subjectmedia and science
dc.subjectMuslim
dc.subjectNon-Religion
dc.subjectpublic understanding of science
dc.subjectscience and religion
dc.subjectscience education
dc.subjectscience in schools
dc.titleAttitudes to Evolution amongst Christians, Muslims and the Non-Religious in Britain: Differential Effects of Religious and Educational Factors
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage93
prism.issueIdentifier1
prism.publicationDate2018
prism.publicationNamePublic Understanding of Science
prism.startingPage76
prism.volume27
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.17355
dcterms.dateAccepted2017-08-29
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1177/0963662517735430
rioxxterms.versionAM
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-01-01
dc.identifier.eissn1361-6609
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
cam.issuedOnline2017-10-11
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2018-10-11


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