November 19, 2004
Third of Americans Say Evidence Has Supported Darwin's Evolution Theory
Almost half of Americans believe God created humans 10,000 years ago
by Frank Newport
Only about a third of Americans believe that Charles Darwin's theory of evolution is a scientific theory that has been well supported by the evidence, while just as many say that it is just one of many theories and has not been supported by the evidence. The rest say they don't know enough to say. Forty-five percent of Americans also believe that God created human beings pretty much in their present form about 10,000 years ago. A third of Americans are biblical literalists who believe that the Bible is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally, word for word.
only one third .....wtf? biblical literalists? what does that mean? let me tell you, its people who have been force fed religion and cannot accept any other thought. i mean it is a work of fiction. the catholic church only put in the bible thoughts which agreed with their doctrine. matthew, mark, luke and john....what happened to the other eight. is it too far fetched to believe that their stories might have differed slightly than what we have been force fed. look i'm not trying to shit on your faith but at least be open to another thought. thank god the church didnt tell you to read harry potter or you would honor a geeky kid in glasses. it really makes you wonder what else you could make these rubes believe.