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POLL: Gallup Evolution survey


Additional analysis from a recent Gallup national survey (analysis, video) of 1,007 adults (conducted 5/21 through 5/24) finds:

  • 41% believe "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 true and "evolution, that is, the idea that human beings developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life" is false, 28% believe evolution is true and creationism is false, and 24% believe both creationism and evolution are "probably" or "definitely" true.

  • 57% of Democrats, 30% of Republicans, and 61% of independents believe in evolution; 40% of Democrats, 37% of independents and 68% of Republicans do not.

 

Comments
Isaac:

I'm not sure what is more distressing, that "only" 57% of democrats believe in evolution, or that 68% of republicans don't.

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Anonymous:

What i'd really like from this is the cross-tabs towards the generational divide. I'd be willing to wager that a majority of Gen Y believes in evolution outright.

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jeremy:

at least we can see the upcoming election strongly favors those who have ideas similar to th MAJORITY for a change.

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