1987: Beliefs of American earth and life scientists:

According to Newsweek in 1987:

“By one count there are some 700 scientists with respectable academic credentials (out of a total of 480,000 U.S. earth and life scientists) who give credence to creation-science…”

That would make the support for creation science among those branches of science who deal with the earth and its life forms to be about 0.14%

The American public generally believes quite differently.

1982 to 2004: Gallup polls:

The Gallup Organizations periodically asks randomly selected American adults about their beliefs on evolution and creation. They have conducted a poll of U.S. adults on at least six occasions between 1982 and 2004. By keeping the wording of their questions identical, each year’s results are comparable to the others. This facilitates the detection of trends….

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