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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 07:05 PM
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13. It's not clear what these polls actually measure. A 2007 Gallup poll found 53%
of the public thought "the idea that human beings developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life" was definitely or probably true, while 66% thought "the idea that God created human beings pretty much in their present form at one time within the last 10,000 years" was definitely or probably true. At least 19% thus consider both statements to be definitely or probably true! But what does that mean? It may mean (for example) that the polling questions are not resolving people's actual beliefs very clearly

June 11, 2007
Majority of Republicans Doubt Theory of Evolution
More Americans accept theory of creationism than evolution
by Frank Newport
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