6/18/2007

Nearly half of the U.S. doubt theory of evolution

I simple can't believe this is happening. According to a recent Gallup Pull (May, 2007), nearly half of the U.S. doubt theory of evolution. When answering the question "thinking about how human beings came to exist on Earth, do you, personally, believe in evolution, or not?", 49% of people answered Yes/Believe; 48% answered No/Don't Believe; 2% answered No Opinion.

May be I should see it is coming. In surveys conducted in 2005, people in the United States and 32 European countries respondants were asked whether to respond “true,” “false” or “not sure” to this statement: “Human beings, as we know them, developed from earlier species of animals.” It turns out that the United States had the second-highest percentage of adults who said the statement was false - and the second-lowest percentage who said the statement was true. See the graph below:

4 comments:

Bilbo said...

This is a sad and embarrassing statistic. I've written about various aspects of this issue in my blog several times, shaking my head at the amazing ability of people to ignore hard evidence in favor of religious faith. Even the Catholic Church as decided that the theory of evolution is not inconsistent with the Church's teachings...so one wonders why so many people continue to believe in the smoke, mirrors, and moonshine of Creationism.

Mike said...

To all you silly non beleivers. Soon the earth will become flat again. It will break apart right where you are standing. When it suddenly flips back to flatness you will be flipped into outer space to circle the earth forever just like the sun.

WayneDawg said...

Actually....science once told us the Earth was flat and that the Sun revolved around the Earth.

Men from monkeys? Sounds like more bad science.

Bud said...

Wayne ...

No, you are wrong. Science didn't teach those things. The Church taught those things. It was widely assumed that these things were true --- common knowledge so to speak, but science learned this common knowledge was false.