More Americans Accept Creationism Than Evolution
A new Gallup survey finds that 53% of Americans believe that “creationism, that is, the idea that God created human beings pretty much in their present form at one time within the last 10,000 years” is either “definitely true” or “probably true.” A full 68% of Republicans “do not believe in evolution.”
Further 41% believe that creationism is true, and that evolution is false whereas only 28% believe that evolution is true, but that creationism is false. That creationism and evolution, as defined in the survey, are mutually exclusive concepts seems not to trouble the 24% of Americans who “believe that both the theory of evolution and the theory of creationism are probably or definitely true.”
These results continue to stun me. Clearly, despite being rather conservative and having spent most of my life in the South, I’m not associating with typical Americans.