46% Americans hold to Young Earth Creationism

According to a new Gallup Poll

Forty-six percent of Americans believe in the creationist view that God created humans in their present form at one time within the last 10,000 years. The prevalence of this creationist view of the origin of humans is essentially unchanged from 30 years ago, when Gallup first asked the question. About a third of Americans believe that humans evolved, but with God’s guidance; 15% say humans evolved, but that God had no part in the process.

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One Response to “46% Americans hold to Young Earth Creationism”

  1. Bob Says:

    I think there’s a difference between young earth creationism and “young man” creationism. I believe that God created a literal Adam and Eve, but I wouldn’t presume to know whether it happened in the last 10,000 years, and I certainly don’t have a problem believing that the earth and universe is much, much older.

    Maybe these shades of grey are clearer to someone in the US because the theories are taught/discussed more.

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