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Most Americans believe God had role in creation

Catholic World News - December 21, 2010

78% of Americans believe that God played a part in the development of the human race, according to a new Gallup survey.

40% of Americans believe that God created human beings in their present form within the last 10,000 years-- down slightly from 44% in 1982. 38% of Americans believe that God played a role in the development of the human race over millions of years.

16% of Americans now believe in an atheistic evolution, up from 9% in 1982.

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  • Posted by: sylviamb3462 - Dec. 22, 2010 11:47 AM ET USA

    I am also in the 40%. I think of myself as a fundamentalist Catholic on this subject. A better question to ask christians is: Do you believe Adam & Eve existed and were our first parents? Without Adam & Eve, there is no Fall. Without the Fall, no need for the Savior. Without the Savior, there is no Jesus Christ, Son of God, 2nd Person of the Trinity; therefore, no christianity, no Catholicism, & most especially, no Trinity. That's a road trip straight to hell, & I'm not signing on for it.

  • Posted by: Justin8110 - Dec. 21, 2010 5:51 PM ET USA

    I fall into the 40 percent catefory. It's interesting to see that if you tally up people like me with the theistic evolution crowd the majority of Americans believe God played a role in Creation. It shows that the atheist idea is still a small minority even though they weild a lot of power in government, science, education and the media.

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