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.