Creation, Evolution, and the United States Public's Views on the Origins of Life

A recent report paints a picture of the American public's beliefs on the origins of human life.

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  • 40-50: Approximate percentage who over the past two decades said they believe in a biblical creationist account of the origins of life
  • 58: Percent said "creationism was definitely or probably true" in a 2005 poll
  • 26: Percent believed evolution and creationism were both true in a 1999 poll
  • 38: Percent favored "teaching creationism instead of evolution" in a 2005 poll
  • 48: Percent said evolution was both well accepted by the scientific community and supported by evidence in a 2007 poll

Sources: Pew Research Center