According to a recent Gallup poll, 40% of Americans believe in Creationism. In other words they believe that “God created humans in their present form about 10,000 years ago.” This is down from 44% in 2008. The poll also revealed that 38% of Americans believe that humans evolved with God’s help (up from 36% in 2008) and 16% believe in straight up, non-divinely inspired or assisted, evolution (up from 14% in ’08).
I have to admit that I’m a little surprised that 40% of Americans believe in straight up Creationism.
Thanks to Science & Religion Today for the find.