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Creationism and the New Right Agenda: An Opinion Survey

Title: 
Creationism and the New Right Agenda: An Opinion Survey
Author(s): 
John R. Cole
Number: 
1
Year: 
1988

In 1983, while teaching anthropology at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, I conducted a survey of student opinions on specific aspects of "scientific creationist" claims and other New Right issues. Though public interest in the creation-evolution controversy seemed to be higher then than it is now, my recent tabulation of this data produced intriguing results which suggest that public opinion in favor of "scientific creationism" was and is much weaker than usually advertised (even if higher than most scientists and educators would like).

Quarter: 
Winter
Page(s): 
6–12
About the Author(s): 
Dr. John R. Cole is an associate editor of Creation/Evolution and is currently with the Water Resources Research Center at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
© 1988 by John R. Cole
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