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the latest CBS poll on evolution is a doozy (thanks to [livejournal.com profile] zemblan for the pointer).



Which of the following statements comes closest to your views on the origin of human beings? 1. Human beings evolved from less advanced life forms over millions of years, and God did not directly guide this process; 2. Human beings evolved from less advanced life forms over millions of years, but God guided this process; 3. God created human beings in their present form.

 Total%Rep%Dem%Ind%Nov04a%
Evolved, God did not guide15 7152113
Evolved, God guided process3031253227
God created humans in present form   5157574155
DK/NA 4 5 3 6 5


Which of the following statements comes closest to your views on the origin of human beings? 1. Human beings evolved from less advanced life forms over millions of years, and God did not directly guide this process; 2. Human beings evolved from less advanced life forms over millions of years, but God guided this process; 3. God created human beings in their present form within the last ten thousand years.

 Total%Rep%Dem%Ind%
Evolved, God did not guide1542513
Evolved, God guided process29252734
God created humans w/in last 10,000 yrs   48654243
DK/NA 8 6 610


Do you believe that it is possible or not possible to believe in both God and evolution?

 Total%Rep%Dem%Ind%Time Mag 81%
Possible6759657257
Not possible   2937282436
DK/NA 4 4 64 7



some people keep saying that showing such people disrespect is not the way to communicate effectively with them, and i agree that it isn't, but ya know -- i am stumped. i have no respect for willful ignorance, and that is what this is. i can sympathise with the motivation (which i think is mostly fear), but more and more americans seem willing to slide into this morass of disregarding reality in favour of faith. and what's more, they're eager to push it on those of us who don't believe as they do. if they didn't try that, i could just ignore it, but it shows democracy at its worst: the tyranny of an uneducated, fearful majority.

more (unhappy-making) polls on science.
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