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Polling Georgians about creationism

A new poll (PDF) of Georgia voters suggests that creationism is popular in the state. Asked "Would you say you believe more in creationism or evolution," 53% of respondents preferred creationism, 29% preferred evolution, and 18% were not sure.

Acceptance of creationism was stronger among political conservatives (those who voted for Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election, 68%; Republicans, 70%; and those describing themselves as very conservative, 77%), stronger among women than among men (59% to 47%), and stronger among older respondents (preferred by 46% of those 18 to 29, 47% of those 30 to 45, 54% of those 46 to 65, and 58% of those older than 65). Race played little difference, with 54% of white respondents and 52% of African-American respondents preferring creationism.

The poll was conducted by Public Policy Polling, using automated telephone interviews, of 520 Georgia voters between August 2 and August 5, 2013; the margin of error for the survey was +/- 4.3%.