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Polling pastors on evolution

A poll of Protestant pastors in the United States found that they "overwhelmingly believe that God did not use evolution to create humans and think Adam and Eve were literal people," according to a press release (January 9, 2012) issued by LifeWay Research.

A new poll on evolution and climate change

A new poll asked respondents about their views on evolution and climate change, what they regard the scientific consensus on those topics to be, and whether it matters to them whether candidates for president share their views.

A new CNN/ORC poll on evolution

A new CNN/ORC poll included a question about evolution, with few surprises in the results.

A new Fox News poll on evolution

A recent Fox News poll (September 7, 2011) included a question about evolution and creationism.

Polling creationism and evolution around the world

A new poll conducted by Ipsos for Reuters News in twenty-four countries found that 41% of respondents identified themselves as "evolutionists" and 28% as "creationists," with 31% indicating that they "simply don't know what to believe," according to a press release issued by Ipsos on April 25, 2011.

Polling school library bans on evolution

Sixteen percent of respondents to a recent poll agreed that books that discuss evolution should be banned from school libraries.

A preview of Berkman and Plutzer

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Michael Berkman and Eric Plutzer's Evolution, Creationism, and the Battle to Control America's Classrooms (Cambridge University Press, 2010).

Polling creationism in Canada

Canada

A new national poll discussed in the Toronto Globe and Mail (March 21, 2011) indicates that 14 percent of Canadians think that God created humans in their present form within the last 10,000 years, while 19 percent think that humans evolved over time but through divine guidance and 58 percent think that humans evolved through natural selection.

A new Gallup poll on evolution

A new Gallup poll on public opinion about evolution hints at a slightly higher rate of acceptance of evolution in the United States over the years.

Americans’ Scientific Knowledge and Beliefs about Human Evolution in the Year of Darwin

Title: 
Americans’ Scientific Knowledge and Beliefs about Human Evolution in the Year of Darwin
Author(s): 
George F Bishop, Randall K Thomas, Jason A Wood, and Misook Gwon
Issue: 
3

The year 2009 marked the 150th anniversary of the publication of Darwin’s On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection. Over eighty years ago, the Scopes "monkey trial" in Dayton, Tennessee, marked the beginning of a long battle for the soul of American public opinion, pitting biblical creationism against the teaching of human evolution in public schools. But how well do we understand what Americans know and believe about human evolution? National surveys by Gallup have certainly told us much about trends in Americans’ core beliefs about

Year: 
2010
Date: 
May-June
Page(s): 
16–18
About the Author(s): 

CORRESPONDING AUTHOR’S ADDRESS

George F Bishop
Department of Political Science
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati OH 45221-0375
bishopgf@ucmail.uc.edu

George Bishop is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Graduate Certificate Program in Public Opinion and Survey Research at the University of Cincinnati, Randall K Thomas is Senior Survey Methodologist at ICF International, Jason A Wood is Research Associate at the Internet Public Opinion Laboratory, Department of Political Science, University of Cincinnati, and Misook Gwon is a graduate student in the Department of Political Science, University of Cincinnati.

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