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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

US Opinions on Evolution not Evolving

On Dec 17, 8:28 pm, nos...@nospam.com (Paul Ciszek) wrote:
> In article <38afb235-5bb4-41e9-a841-c63b3f65a...@i72g2000hsd.googlegroups.com>,
>
> mdginzo wrote:
>> Googling around I came upon this article that states that 51% of
>> Americans reject evolution. The link is below. I just had no idea
>> how ignorant we really were.
>
>> http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/10/22/opinion/polls/main965223.shtml
>
> Hmmm. Back in the late eighties I saw poll results that claimed that
> a majority of Americans thought that the Earth was less than 10,000
> years old.

The eighties seem like eons ago. Maybe the earth was less than 10,000
years ago then.

[above from the newsgroup alt.fan.cecil-adams]

We're not getting any smarter


There's a long set of Gallup poll numbers that suggest the percentages accepting/rejecting evolution have been pretty stable since 1982.