Astonishing 88% of Americans Believe in Creation or God-Directed Evolution
PHILADELPHIA, October 17, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A USA Today/CNN/Gallup Poll reveals that 88% of the US population believes that God had at least some hand in the creation of life. The poll also shows a distinct educational bias towards the atheistic view that God could have had nothing to do with the creation of life. This supports complaints by many that most institutions of higher learning are heavily biased against any religious understanding of the origins of life.
The poll says that although only 12% believe in the “random selection” theory of extreme Darwinism, college graduates are twice as likely as those with only a high school diploma to accept the natural-selection theory of evolution.
The poll was made public at a moment in the US where proponents of Intelligent Design theory - one that proposes the great complexity of the order of creation as evidence for an intelligent mind behind it – have been fighting for a reasonable footing in a public school system dedicated to the atheistic bias of pure Darwinism.