In a 2005 survey of U.S. National Science Teachers Association members:

  • 30% said they felt pressure to omit evolution from their lessons
  • 31% said they felt pressure to include nonscientific alternatives to evolution in their classes

In the 2006 Baylor Religion Survey of 1,721 U.S. adults:

  • 69% thought prayer should be allowed in schools
  • 25% thought some UFO sightings are probably spaceships from other worlds
  • 88% rejected the idea that God favors any particular political party
  • 69% rejected the idea that God favors the U.S. in worldly affairs


In a 2007 Newsweek poll of 1,004 U.S. adults:

  • 48% thought that God created humans in their present form in the past 10,000 years
  • 30% thought that humans evolved from simpler life-forms, with God guiding the process
  • 48% thought the theory of evolution is well supported by evidence, but 39% thought the theory is not well supported.