When Gallup released its 2012 data on Americans’ acceptance of evolution, we learned that 46% of Americans were Creationists, believing that God created us in our present forms within the past 10,000 years. (An additional 32% believed in God-guided evolution while only 15% accept natural evolution.)
Now, the Pew Research Center has released its own data on the matter and they appear to have slightly better news: Only 33% of Americans are Creationists!
According to Pew’s data, 24% of Americans believe in God-guided evolution while only 32% offer the response that all the evidence points to.
So why are those responses so different from Gallup? Mostly, I would think, because the phrasing of the question is slightly different in the two instances.
But here’s where it gets really weird… yet completely predictable.