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Religion & education

Your thoughts on how religion should or should not affect our education system
What type of school did you attend or are currently attending?
Public School
Boarding School
Private school (secular)
Private School (religious)
Do you think PUBLIC schools should have a mandatory time set for prayer?
Yes, for religion is extremely important and our children should pray in schools.
No, as it imposes religion on students. If a student wishes to pray they must do it on their own time, and not spend class time praying.
Unsure
Do you think it should be required for students to say "under god" in the pledge of allegiance?
Yes, as we are a nation under god.
No, they should have the choice to say it or not
Unsure
Do you think religious ideas like Creationism/ Intelligent Design should be taught in science classrooms?
Yes, it should be taught as the only viable idea, as evolution is wrong.
Yes, alongside evolution.
No, religious ideas should not be included in science classrooms
Unsure
Should public school officials be allowed to pressure students to follow their beliefs?
Yes, always.
Yes, but only certain religions, like Christianity, Islam, or Judaism.
No, they should not be allowed to impose their beliefs on students.
Unsure
Should public schools promote religion?
Yes, always.
Yes, but only Christianity
Yes, but only Islam
Yes, but only Judaism
Yes, but only Hinduism
Yes, but only Bhuddism
Yes, but only a certain religion not mentioned above.
No, they should not promote any religion
unsure
Recently A federal judge says the University of California can deny course credit to applicants from Christian high schools whose textbooks declare the Bible infallible and reject evolution and for omitting important scientific topics. For more information, go here: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/08/12/BAQT129NMG.DTL&tsp=1 . Should a state university be able to deny certain course credits from private schools? PLEASE READ THE ARTICLE BEFORE ANSWERING. This question is not required.
Yes, they have the right to reject a students course credit if it doesn't meet the standards of the school.
Yes, because they do not have to attend those schools.
Yes, but for another reason
No, for it is discriminatory against students who attend religious schools
No, since it hampers free expression and religious freedom.
No, but for another reason
Unsure
How much influence should religion have on public schools?
It should have a huge influence on the way students are taught in public schools
There should be huge influence by religion on schools, but only certain religions
It should have some influence on the schools, but not too much
There should be no influence by any religion in public schools.
unsure
What do you consider yourself as politically?
Very conservative
Conservative
moderate
Liberal
Very Liberal
unsure/other
What religion are you?
Christian
Muslim
Jewish
Hindu
Buddhist
Agnostic
Atheist
Other
Unsure
This poll was created on 2009-04-21 00:10:42 by Cdoon