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Darwin and Scopes in new poll on knowledge of religion

A new survey on American knowledge about religion included two questions relevant to evolution education.

Views on evolution among the public and scientists

"Nearly all scientists (97%) say humans and other living things have evolved over time," while only 61% of the public agrees, according to a new report (PDF, p. 37) from the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press.

Creationism/evolution among Eastern Orthodox laity

A recent survey among Eastern Orthodox laity in the United States provides interesting data on their attitudes toward creationism and evolution. According to the report (PDF), published as Alexei D. Krindatch, The Orthodox Church Today (Patriarch Athenagoras Orthodox Institute, 2008), the survey was conducted from September 2007 to May 2008. Information was gathered by a mail survey of a nationally representative sample of lay members of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North America (GOA) and the Orthodox Church in America (OCA), the two largest Orthodox denominations in the United States. There were nearly 1000 respondents from 103 parishes.

Do Scientists Really Reject God?

Title: 
Do Scientists Really Reject God?: New Poll Contradicts Earlier Ones
Author(s): 
Eugenie C Scott
NCSE Executive Director
Issue: 
2
In a recent issue of RNCSE, Larry Witham reported on research he and historian Edward Larson carried out to investigate the religious beliefs of scientists.They had surveyed a sample of 1000 individuals listed in American Men and Women of Science, (AM&WS), using questions originally asked by the Gallup organization in a series of polls of American religious views.The report, entitled "Many scientists see God's hand in evolution", concluded that although scientists were quite different from other Americans in their views of "extreme" positions— such as young earth cr
Year: 
1997
Date: 
March–April
Page(s): 
24–25
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Many Scientists See God's Hand in Evolution

Title: 
Many Scientists See God's Hand in Evolution
Author(s): 
Larry Witham
Issue: 
6
While most US scientists think humans are simply smarter apes, at least 4 in 10 believe a creator "guided" evolution so that Homo sapiens are ruled by a soul or consciousness, a new survey shows. Scientists almost unanimously accept Darwinian evolution over millions of years as the source of human origins. But 40% of biologists, mathematicians, physicians, and astronomers include God in the process.

Year: 
1997
Date: 
November–December
Page(s): 
33
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