How the hell is the United States going to compete with the rest of the world -- scientifically, economically, technologically -- when 4 in 10 of our citizens believe God created humans in their present form about 10,000 years ago?
Read the Gallup poll. And weep for the future of our country if more Americans don't start embracing reality rather than superstition.
Most Americans believe in God, and about 85% have a religious identity. It is not surprising as a result to find that about 8 in 10 Americans hold a view of human origins that involves actions by God -- that he either created humans as depicted in the book of Genesis, or guided a process of evolution. What no doubt continues to surprise many scientists is that 4 out of 10 Americans believe in the first of these explanations.
...Americans' attitudes about almost anything can and often do have political consequences. Views on the origins of humans are no exception.
For sure. Amazingly, 52% of Republicans are strict creationists, while "only" 34% of Independents and Democrats are.