From a Pew poll.
Few in the scientific community would debate Darwinian theory, but evolution is far from universally accepted among the public at large. While 87% of scientists say humans and other living things have evolved as the result of processes such as natural selection, only a third of the public agrees.
Another 22% of the public say humans have evolved, but “a supreme being guided the evolution of living things for the purpose of creating humans and other life in the form it exists today.” Three-in-ten Americans say humans and other living things have existed in their present form since the beginning of time, a belief shared by only 2% of scientists.
Younger adults, ages 18 to 29 (40%), and the college educated (45%) are the most likely to believe in evolution, but in neither group does a majority agree.
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These numbers are simply staggering. It seems the trends are that as you become:
- less religious
- more educated
- more liberal (Democrat vs. Republican)
…you become more likely to believe in us evolving without supernatural influence. The last bit from the Pew article was telling:
The only group in which a majority says that humans evolved through natural-selection are the religiously unaffiliated (60%).