Wisconsonites Support Biblical Creationism in School

The Wisconsin Badger Poll reports that of 514 state residents surveyed, 50% of them would support a law requiring "the biblical theory of creation as an alternative to the theory of evolution” according to a story in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan 26, 2003. Fifty percent said yes, 43% were opposed, and 6% had no opinion. The margin of error was reported to be plus or minus 4 points.

Also reported in the story was a plurality of 58% in favor of "requiring public schools to set aside some time each day for voluntary prayer," with 38% opposed. The posting of the Ten Commandments was favored by margin of 56% to 41%, though more sectarian classroom activities such as the posting of a picture of Jesus and the Virgin Mary was opposed 58% to 40%.