Interesting US survey

From MSNBC.com.

First some base data

  • 91% of American adults say they believe in God
  • 82% identify themselves as Christians

Then it gets interesting

  • 48% of the public rejects the scientific theory of evolution
  • 34% of college graduates say they accept the Biblical account of creation as fact.
  • 73% of Evangelical Protestants say they believe that God created humans in their present form within the last 10,000 years; 39% of non-Evangelical Protestants and 41% of Catholics agree with that view.
  • 26% believe an atheist cannot be a moral person

Oh and it is interesting (at least to me) that Mormons are counted within the Christian total.

I wonder how the UK would compare on those questions.

Actual questions and full breakdown at NEWSWEEK Poll: March 31, 2007 – Newsweek Politics – MSNBC.com.

Hat tip: Slashdot | 48% of Americans Reject Evolution.

One thought on “Interesting US survey

  1. z flynn

    Perhaps these religious kooks are right after all. If there are that many monumentally stupid people who don’t believe in science then the human race is NOT evolving but rather DEvolving, returning to a stupider, more primitive state.
    I read the last report by the National Institute of Literacy that stated 90 million adults are functionally illiterate, meaning they haven’t the intellectual capacity to read or understand even simple phrases such as in a newspaper even if they can tell you the words. With more than 50% of adults being that dim I might wager these polls could be right.
    What an absolute horror, as the American Empire falls its populace turns into masses of easily manipulated morons. No wonder the criminal profiteers have taken over so easily.

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