20 December 2010

U.S. belief in evolution without a god continues to increase

According to the results of a new Gallup poll, 16% of Americans believe that humans evolved from "less advanced life forms" without the influence of a god. The good news is that this percentage has been steadily increasing from 9% in 1982.

The other good news is that the percentage of American creationists who still cling onto the pathetic idea that an old man with a white beard who sits on top of a cloud created humans 10,000 years ago is down to 40% from 47% in 1993 and 1999.

Not surprisingly, Gallup downplays the significance of the rise in the belief in evolution without supernatural causes and the drop in the belief in creationism.

Thanks to Irtiqa for posting about this earlier.