Thursday, October 18, 2012

Poll: Nearly 50% affirm creationism

NASHVILLE (BP) -- Proving once again that Americans aren't buying pro-evolution scientists' dogma, 46 percent of adults in Gallup's latest survey say they believe God created human beings within the past 10,000 years -- the highest percentage for that answer since 2006 and the second highest since the question was first asked in 1982.

Gallup asks Americans their thoughts on evolution every year. This year 46 percent agree that "God created human beings pretty much in their present form at one time within the last 10,000 years or so" -- the same percentage as 2006. In 1993 and 1999 it was 47 percent. When it was first asked in 1982, it was 44 percent.

Another 32 percent of Americans in this year's survey believe in theistic evolution, agreeing that "human beings have developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but God guided the process." Another 15 percent believe in evolution and say God played no role.


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