Adolescents and acceptance of evolutionary theories, when religion is not the key factor

Author/s Giuseppe Pellegrini, Leonardo Augusto, Luvison Araújo, Nelio Marco Vincenzo Bizzo
Publishing Year 2024 Issue 2023/2
Language Italian Pages 16 P. 189-204 File size 210 KB
DOI 10.3280/WE2023-002013
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Theories of biological evolution are not accepted by many people in the world, with great differences between countries. This is due to factors such as religion, observation of empirical phenomena and different views of scientific activity. We propose the results of a survey on the strength of associations between na-tionality, religion and acceptance of evolution that involved two representa-tive samples of Italian and Brazilian students. The results show that sociocultural factors have a greater influence on the ac-ceptance of evolution, much more than religious ones. Religious affiliation is therefore not the main factor in predicting the level of acceptance of evolution.

Keywords: evolutionism; religion; students; education; young people; science.

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Giuseppe Pellegrini, Leonardo Augusto, Luvison Araújo, Nelio Marco Vincenzo Bizzo, Adolescenti e accettazione delle teorie evoluzionistiche, quando la religione non è il fattore determinante in "WELFARE E ERGONOMIA" 2/2023, pp 189-204, DOI: 10.3280/WE2023-002013