Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Religious Belief vs. Evolution

Americans are more likely to believe in God, miracles, heaven, angels, hell, the Devil, and the Virgin birth than in Darwin's theory of evolution, according to a Harris Interactive poll.

Only 47 percent of adults aged 18 or older believe in evolution compared with a much larger 74 percent who believe in God, 72 percent who believe in miracles, 68 percent who believe in heaven and angels, 58 percent who believe in hell and the Devil, and 57 percent who believe in the Virgin birth. This pattern does not vary by generation with one exception: Millennials are slightly more likely to believe in evolution than in the Virgin birth (49 versus 48 percent), but the difference is not statistically significant.

Source: Harris Interactive, Americans' Belief in God, Miracles, and Heaven Declines

1 comment:

Cally Arthur said...

It's crazy! Evolution is science and heaven is faith. Climate change is science, the devil is faith. But the virgin birth is both ;-)