Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Poll: 15% of Americans Believe Darwinian Evolution

A new Gallup poll finds that Biblical creation rather than evolution continues as the dominant belief -- ever since Columbus discovered the New World. More Americans (46%) are young-earth creationists, fewer (32%) hold a contorted belief that God is the author of evolution, and a scant 15% hold the atheistic view of evolution advocated by American public education.

For background, read Poll: Most Americans Believe Intelligent Design over Darwinism and also read Eons of Godless Human Evolution? NOT, Say 84% of Americans

UPDATE 12/31/13: Most Americans Reject Godless Theory of Evolution

-- From "Survey: Nearly half of Americans subscribe to creationist view of human origins" by Dan Merica, CNN 6/2/12

Forty-six percent of Americans believe that God created humans in their present form at one point within the past 10,000 years, according to a survey released by Gallup on Friday.

That number has remained unchanged for the past 30 years, since 1982, when Gallup first asked the question on creationism versus evolution.

. . . a belief in creationism is bucking the majority opinion in the scientific community - that humans evolved over millions of years.

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From "46% Americans Believe In Creationism According To Latest Gallup Poll" by Jahnabi Barooah, Huffington Post 6/5/12

The following question was asked to determine Americans' views on origin of human beings:
Which of the following statements comes closest to your views on the origin and development of human beings?

1) Human beings have developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but God guided this process,
2) Human beings have developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but God had no part in this process,
3) God created human beings pretty much in their present form at one time within the last 10,000 years or so.
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From "Nearly Half of Americans Believe God Created Humans, Survey Finds" By Anugrah Kumar, Christian Post Contributor 6/2/12

The survey also found that the more religious the American, the more likely he or she is to choose the creationist viewpoint. Two-thirds of Americans who attend religious services weekly choose the creationist alternative, compared with 25 percent of those who say they seldom or never attend church, the survey found.

The survey results also showed that nearly 60 percent of Republicans identify as creationists, while 39 percent of independents and 41 percent of Democrats hold the same beliefs.

Gallup further found that Americans with postgraduate education are most likely of all the educational groups to believe in the secular evolution view. The creationist viewpoint "wins" among Americans with less than a postgraduate education . . .

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Also read Scientific Teaching vs. Darwinism: States' Legislation