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Three out of Five Republicans are Creationists

Posted by NT Wrong on June 29, 2008

… and Two out of Five Democrats:

“Between 43% and 47% of Americans have agreed [between 1982-2008] with the creationist view that God created human beings pretty much in their present form at one time within the last 10,000 years or so. Between 35% and 40% have agreed with the alternative explanation that humans evolved, but with God guiding the process, while 9% to 14% have chosen a pure secularist evolution perspective that humans evolved with no guidance by God.”

7 Responses to “Three out of Five Republicans are Creationists”

  1. steph said

    Weird. Is that why so many want to go to war with Iran to bring on Armegeddon?

  2. Hmm. Rather leading sort of questions, are they? I can think of some other options left out.

    But you can always get some people to particpate in a poll that will surely prove people prefer a punch in the nose to shaking hands.

    What was it Mark Twain said about statistics?

  3. ntwrong said

    Chuck – I thought the categories implied by the questions were inadequate, too. For example, if I were a Creationist, but not a YEC, I don’t know what I’d pick. But, apparently they’ve been asking the same questions for 26 years. If you’re going to do something badly thought out, you might as well stick with it, huh?

  4. ntwrong said

    Steph – while I’m into these damned lies and statistics, here’s the horrifying Time Magazine one from a few years back:

    “59% believe the prophecies in the Book of Revelation will come true”
    TIME/CNN Poll

  5. Other Time/CNN Poll: “12% can agree on what the prophecies in the Book of Revelation actually mean”. 😉

  6. Doug said

    You stole my point, Chuck. I was just going to wonder how many people can actually name any of the prophecies in Revelation? Beyond the old and trite “wars and rumors of war” and the other stuff that is always happening all the time.

  7. steph said

    But I’m worried that all those who are creationists do believe the prophecies (however they interpret them) just as they believe in the creation stories despite their flaws.

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