Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Evolution, God and Americans.

Here's an interesting poll on Americans believes regarding evolution and God. 
A new poll finds that a majority of Americans believe that God played a part in the evolution of humans.

YouGov survey shows that 62 percent of Americans believe God helped create humans.

Thirty-seven percent of those believe God created human beings in their present form within the last 10,000 years while 25 percent believe human beings evolved from lesser life forms over millions of years but God guided the process. Only 21 percent believe that God did not play a part in human evolution.

Seventeen percent of those polled were not sure if God played a part in the existence of humans.

YouGov found that more people favored having creationism taught in schools than those that opposed.

Forty percent of those polled believe that intelligent design – the belief that God created the universe – should be taught in public schools, while 32 percent opposed such teachings. Twenty-nine percent of Americans were not sure if creationism should be taught.

The poll also found that those who say God played no part in human evolution rose from 13 percent in 2004 to 21 percent in 2013, an 8 percent increase.

YouGov surveyed 1,000 people on July 8-9. According to its website, YouGov is a professional research and consulting organization to help deliver insight for political and media organizations.

Despite the continued hostility to belief in God in the public school system, a good majority still believe in Him.  That He's involved in the creation of mankind.  And a plurality think Intelligent Design should be taught in the public schools.  I suspect many of the 21 percent who say God played no part in human evolution may still believe in God but somehow think he wasn't involved in evolution.  (Not sure how that would work if he's the "supreme being" who created all things, including evolution.)

What's the solution to those who believe God shouldn't be shut out the public schools and those who do?  A true, across the board choice in education system.  Let parents decide.  Not educational officials or judges.

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