Tuesday, November 23, 2004
Your Granny was a Monkey!
According to this CBS poll Americans don't believe in evolution. Fifty-five percent of the respondents believe that "God created humans in present form". Yet the majority (65%) advocate that schools should teach both creationism and evolution, though thirty-seven percent would like the schools to teach only creationism. Higher percentages of those who voted for Bush fancy creationism, although even quite a few Kerry voters (24%) would prefer just creationism taught at schools. Belief in evolution was higher among the more educated and among those who rarely attend religious services.
It's not clear how representative this poll is, but if it is representative of Americans in general, I'd say that those who advocate more science in education are going to be in real trouble. As will all members of the reality-based community.