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The House version of SB 561, later superseded by SB 733, which became law.
The first such bill to become law, and the first to merge in Ouachita Parish language, including references to "global warming" and "human cloning."
Polls and surveys are an excellent tool for monitoring public opinion of evolution, allowing us to track changes over time and to identify problem concepts.
We have collected here all of NCSE's coverage of surveys and polls, as well as links to raw data and other reports. We hope you find this information useful.
In recent years, most state-level legislative attacks on evolution have taken the form of "academic freedom" bills, which permit — but do not require — teachers and students to introduce creationist material into science classes. Because these bills are permissive rather than prescriptive, they may have a better chance of surviving judicial scrutiny than has past antievolution legislation.