Evolution Creation Debate
Saturday, September 10, 2005
American Public Divided on Origins of Life
A Washington DC thinktank, Pew Research Center, released a poll August 30, 2005 showing:
Most Americans believe that God was responsible for the creation of life on earth but divide on the question of whether and how life has changed since the creation. Overall, 78% say God created life on earth, while 5% think a universal spirit or higher power was responsible for the creation.
Despite this broad agreement regarding the origins of life, the public is deeply divided on precisely how life developed. A plurality of Americans (48%) say that humans and other living things have evolved over time, but nearly as many (42%) say that humans and other living things have existed in their present form since the beginning of time.
The complete report is at http://pewforum.org/docs/index.php?DocID=115#3