4 in 10 Americans Believe in Strict Creationism, Over Half of Republicans are YECs
Gallup has released the latest version of their long running poll of American’s acceptance or rejection of Evolution:
Four in 10 Americans, slightly fewer today than in years past, believe God created humans in their present form about 10,000 years ago. Thirty-eight percent believe God guided a process by which humans developed over millions of years from less advanced life forms, while 16%, up slightly from years past, believe humans developed over millions of years, without God’s involvement.
As in the past, education level makes a big difference in acceptance of Evolution. So does church attendance.
The majority of Republicans are creationists:
The significantly higher percentage of Republicans who choose a creationist view of human origins reflects in part the strong relationship between religion and politics in contemporary America. Republicans are significantly more likely to attend church weekly than are others, and, as noted, Americans who attend church weekly are most likely to select the creationist alternative for the origin of humans.
That explains quite a bit.