16% of US science teachers are creationists
May 21, 2008 | Source: New Scientist news service
Despite a court-ordered ban on the teaching of creationism in US schools, about one in eight high-school biology teachers still teach it as valid science, a survey by Pennsylvania State University researchers reveals.
About 16 percent said they believed human beings had been created by God within the last 10,000 years.
Also see: Evolution and Creationism in America’s Classrooms: A National Portrait, adding that 48 percent of the general public said they believed that human beings had been created by God within the last 10,000 years.