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I’m always on the lookout—or should I say on the listen?—for material to add to Voices for Evolution, NCSE’s compilation of statements supporting the teaching of evolution and opposing attempts to undermine it. In the most recent edition, published in 2008, there were no fewer than 176 such statements, from a wide range of scientific, educational, civil liberties, and religious and freethought organizations.

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I am not the average American.

It isn't that I needed the most recent report from the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication and the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication to tell me that. But the results of their survey of how Americans communicate about climate change adds to the evidence.

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On a vacation trip, I had a morning to kill in Atlanta before catching my plane, and a friend suggested we visit the Jimmy Carter Presidential Museum. Sounded good. I always admired Carter, and even many of his detractors admit he is one of the most admirable past-presidents, spending his time on good works, rather than enriching himself with large lecture fees.

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08.07.2013

League of Conservation Voters Youth Climate Poll

A recent poll (PDF) conducted for the League of Conservation Voters suggests that young voters regard climate change as a threat and are suspicious of climate change denial.

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07.23.2013

A new poll from YouGov suggests (PDF) that in the United States the level of public acceptance of creationism and the level for support for teaching creationis

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07.03.2013

"Five US states have adopted science education standards that recommend introducing two highly charged topics — climate-change science and evolution — into classrooms well before high school," reports Nature (July 3, 2013).

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04.24.2013
Pew Research Center

A new poll from the Pew Research Center and Smithsonian magazine offers a degree of insight into American scientific literacy on natural selection, the age of the earth, and climate change, although there were no questions directly addressing evolution in the sense of common ancestry or climate change in the sense of anthropogenic global warming.

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04.09.2013

The final version of the Next Generation Science Standards was released on April 9, 2013 — and the topics of evolution and climate change, as expected, were not neglected.

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04.09.2013
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"U.S. worry about global warming is heading back up after several years of expanded public skepticism," according (PDF) to a new poll from Gallup. Also heading back up are the rate of understanding that most scientists accept global warming and the rate of accepting that increases in the global temperature over the last century are mostly due to human activity.

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04.04.2013
Pew Research Center

A new poll from the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press asked about global warming and its causes.

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