Days after announcing that 42% of Americans are Creationists, Gallup has more data from its annual Values and Beliefs polls. And these results are no less depressing.
When it comes to the Bible, 28% of Americans say it’s the actual word of God and must be taken literally (the Ken Ham approach). Another 47% believe the Bible is inspired by God but open to interpretation. And a disappointingly low 21% correctly say it’s an “ancient book of fables, legends, history, and moral precepts recorded by man”:
According to a Gallup poll just released today, 42% of Americans believe in Creationism, 31% of Americans believe in god-guided evolution, and 19% of Americans are actually right:
It’s only a slight improvement from two years ago, the last time Gallup checked these numbers, but within the margin of error (so who knows if there’s really any significant improvement).
We are still a country full of deluded people, though there’s a sliver of a silver lining:
The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses a new survey that says “Atheist” is the worst trait for a presidential candidate to have: