Nearly half of Americans — 46% — believe God created the human race in a single day 10,000 years ago, a newly-released Gallup poll found.
The poll revealed that Americans’ ideas about the origin of mankind have remained virtually unchanged in the 30 years Gallup has surveyed on the topic.
“All in all, there is no evidence in this trend of a substantial movement toward a secular viewpoint on human origins,” Frank Newport, Ph.D., Gallup’s editor in chief wrote.
Seventy-eight percent of Americans today believe God played some role in how people came to exist, while only 15% attribute it to evolution alone, according to the survey.
Thirty-two percent say they believe humans evolved over time but with guidance from God.
Surveyors also took a look at respondents’ religious beliefs, concluding that regular church-goers are most likely to be creationists.
Nearly two-thirds of people who say they attend church weekly believe God created humans, versus 25% of those who attended church seldom or never.
Participants’ political views and levels of education were also factors….
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