Thursday, July 22, 2010

Only 27% of U.S. Southerners Accept Evolution

science educationFollowing up on my recent post about evolution in Mississippi, we now have some data to examine. A poll on evolution and creationism by Angus Reid Public Opinion reveals some disturbing evidence of idiocy in our part of the world. Data were collected from the U.S., Great Britain, and Canada. Not surprisingly, the acceptance of evolution was lowest in the U.S. In fact, a whopping 47% of Americans indicated that they think some sort of god created humans in their present form within the last 10,000 years! Another 35% chose evolution, and 18% were unsure.

As if that wasn't bad enough (and it is), things deteriorate even further when one considers the U.S. data by region. The percentage of people accepting evolution in the South drops to 27%, with 51% preferring creationism. Only 27% of the people in our area accept the reality of evolution, the foundation of modern biology.

Full results in the form of a .pdf file can be found here.

H/T to The Godless Monster

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