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Increasing numbers of Americans believe in atheistic evolution

June 12, 2014

The percentage of Americans who believe in atheistic evolution has doubled from 9% to 19% since 1982, according to a recently published Gallup survey.

According to the survey, 42% of Americans believe that “God created human beings pretty much in their present form at one time within the last 10,000 years or so”—down slightly from 44% in 1982.

31% believe that “human beings have developed over millions of years from other forms of life, but God guided this process”—down from 37% in 1982. 19% now believe that “human beings have developed over millions of years from other forms of life, but God had no part in this process.”


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  • Posted by: garedawg - Jun. 13, 2014 12:35 PM ET USA

    My son graduated from a public school yesterday. He received a good education and has a very strong Catholic faith. He will continue his education at a state college. Poor slobs like me who do not have the money for Catholic school or the time for homeschooling still manage somehow.

  • Posted by: jg23753479 - Jun. 12, 2014 7:48 AM ET USA

    For 30 long years I watched from my classroom the decline of the American public school system from within, the expansion of worthless programs initiated by bureaucrats in Washington and our state capital. At the end I began to caution parents not to send their children into government schools regardless of the cost of educating them elsewhere. What you see in this survey is one of the fruits of that crumbling empire. "Good" and "public school" in the same sentence constitute an oxymoron.