Gallup Poll on Young-Earth Creationism in the United States

Several blogs (The Lead, Irtiqa and Friendly Atheist) have mentioned the recent Gallup Poll results, which suggests that 4 in 10 Americans believe that God made humans in their present form within the past 10,000 years. They provide this chart illustrating how this compares with previous years’ poll results:

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  • I guess the good news is that YEC is at an all time low, even if 40% is still astonishingly high. Maybe next time they take the poll, TE will take first place.

  • Those statistics seem to suggest that the losses from YEC have been picked up by theistic evolution rather than by atheism. If this is the case it shows that the real battle is between two groups of theists rather than with atheists.

  • Charlie Jui

    So the question must be posed:  What are the real differences between the Republican Party and the Radical Islamist parties in Pakistan?

    Answer:  GOP has greater popular support in the U.S. than the radical Islamist parties in Pakistan.