Gallup: More Than Half of Americans Reject Evolution, Back Bible

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  1. Gallup: More Than Half of Americans Reject Evolution, Back Bible

    By E&P Staff

    Published: March 08, 2006 10:15 AM ET

    NEW YORK A Gallup report released today reveals that more than half of all Americans, rejecting evolution theory and scientific evidence, agree with the statement, "God created man exactly how Bible describes it."

    Another 31% says that man did evolve, but "God guided." Only 12% back evolution and say "God had no part."

    Gallup summarized it this way: "Surveys repeatedly show that a substantial portion of Americans do not believe that the theory of evolution best explains where life came from." They are "not so quick to agree with the preponderance of scientific evidence."

    The report was written by the director of the The Gallup Poll, Frank Newport.

    Breaking down the numbers, Gallup finds that Republican backing for what it calls "God created human beings in present form" stands at 57% with Democrats at 44%.

    Support for this Bible view rises steadily with age: from 43% for those 18 to 29, to 59% for those 65 and older. It declines steadily with education, dropping from 58% for those with high school degrees to a still-substantial 25% with postgraduate degrees.

    Gallup wraps it up: "Several characteristics correlate with belief in the biblical explanation for the origin of humans. Those with lower levels of education, those who attend church regularly, those who are 65 and older, and those who identify with the Republican Party are more likely to believe that God created humans 'as is,' than are those who do not share these characteristics."

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  2. "Gallup wraps it up: "Several characteristics correlate with belief in the biblical explanation for the origin of humans. Those with lower levels of education, those who attend church regularly, "

    im not supprised. the encouraging thing is that i believe those numbers are down from past surveys.
     
  3. FredBloggs

    FredBloggs Guest

    uuuh?

    what do you expect?


    more than half of americans think osama did 9-11

    more than half of americans think oswold shot kennedy
     
  4. I do not reject evolution. I see it didn't do much for you, Fred. Breaking News: Osama was involved with 9/11. Oh, and this just in, Oswald did shoot Kennedy.
     
  5. FredBloggs

    FredBloggs Guest

    quite the contrary.

    it has been PROVEN BEYOND REASONABLE DOUBT that oswold had about 1/10000000 chance of shooting kennedy.

    as for osama - well i think the jury is still out on that one.

    believe what you like. i cant help you.
     
  6. (Sigh... lowering my head and shaking it in disbelief). You forgot to mention the aliens at area 51 and the secret society's running the world behing the scenes.