Nearly Half Of Americans Believe in Creationism

Writes Mike Riggs on Reason:

According to a new Gallup poll, a plurality of Americans—46 percent, to be exact—believe that God made human beings just as they are today sometime in the last 10,000 years. That number is up from 40 percent in 2011 (which was down from 46 percent in 2006).

The number of people who believe God guided the process of evolution over millions of years fell from 38 percent to 32 percent in the last year; during the same period, the number of people who believe God is a lie and humans came from damn dirty apes fell from 16 percent to 15 percent…

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23 Comments on "Nearly Half Of Americans Believe in Creationism"

  1. The good conservatives here in TN are paving the way for teaching creationism in school again. 

    This law turns the clock back nearly 100 years here in the
    seemingly unprogressive South and is simply embarrassing. There is no argument
    against the Theory of Evolution other than that of religious doctrine. The
    Monkey Law only opens the door for fanatic Christianity to creep its way back
    into our classrooms. You can see my visual response as a Tennessean to this
    absurd law on my artist’s blog at
    with some evolutionary art and a little bit of simple logic.

  2. Redacted | Jun 6, 2012 at 7:25 pm |

    As far as I’m concerned the world began 27 years ago inside a drunk woman’s uterus at a graduation party.

  3. Hadrian999 | Jun 6, 2012 at 7:30 pm |

    it reminds me of the old joke about average intelligence, half the people are dumber than that.

  4. Here’s what I think the problem is. Christianity is really at it’s heart a left wing religion/philosophy. The US is the most capitalist country on the face of the earth. Most mainstream pastors abhor socialism. Therefore if you take all the social teachings out of Christianity the only thing you’re left with is what they end up harping on all the time about which is evolution, abortion and homosexuality. Each week they have to come up with a sermon and they just go on and on and on about stupid shit because if they were to teach what Christ actually said they would be chased out of the church labeled a communist.

    • Hadrian999 | Jun 6, 2012 at 7:32 pm |

       literalism is also a problem, literalism transforms poetry into lunacy. I am Asatru but I don’t literally believe that I am walking on the corpse or a ground up giant and gasing up at it’s skull everynight.

    • Christianity is a tool created by the uber-elite and encouraged by their politician-puppets to keep people imprisoned by their own beliefs and acting in ways useful to those who really control the world.  If religion were not useful to them to them to control people, it would be listed in standard medical nomenclature as a psychiatric impairment.

  5. justagirl | Jun 6, 2012 at 8:31 pm |

    i love the creature with all my heart.  er.. creator.  hmm. typo.

  6. most Americans also believe they live in a free country
    there is no end to what psyoped people will believe

    “Don’t blindly believe what I say.
    Don’t believe me because others convince you of my words.
    Don’t believe anything you see, read, or hear from others,
    whether of authority, religious teachers or texts.
    Don’t rely on logic alone, nor speculation.
    Don’t infer or be deceived by appearances.”

    “Do not give up your authority and follow blindly the will of others.
    This way will lead to only delusion.”

    “Find out for yourself what is truth, what is real.
    Discover that there are virtuous things and there are non-virtuous things.
    Once you have discovered for yourself give up the bad and embrace the good.”

    Sid Gautama – The Buddha

    • Excellent quote.  Unfortunately, the great majority of people are too stupid and too cowardly to relinquish the familiar comfort of their teeny-tiny world view and take this good advice.

  7. DeepCough | Jun 6, 2012 at 8:47 pm |

    Oh, good, it’s less than half, that means we can outvote them.


  9. I believe the Earth was created roughly 6,000 years ago by Jesus Christ.  There, now the keyboard warriors have a target.

  10. Anarchy Pony | Jun 6, 2012 at 10:18 pm |


  11. What kind of evidence do they have in that museum? really wasted their money on such a large place to just house one book..

  12. Proof positive that Americans are the stupidest people on Earth, and getting stupider by the day.  And no one is happier about that than the Illuminati who created the religions in the first place.  Redacted’s comment makes more sense than the religionists’.

  13. Mcphearsonsmith | Jun 7, 2012 at 1:59 am |

    I have Fully believe in the Creationism .

  14. Jesus Borg | Jun 7, 2012 at 1:11 pm |

    Dawkins is more than a little bit full of shit also. From my experience most people belive in some form of intelligent design neither straight scientific materialism nor young earth 6-24 hour day creationism.

    I don’t mean doctrinaire “intelligent design” but kind of a fuzzy melding of the two.

    Rupert Sheldrake has some intertesting ideas I think. Possibly there are fields that each species tap into and this forms collective intelligences. To me blind chance mutaions and natural selection can’t explain everything. Especially things like insects perfectly mimicking leaves, including insect damage and browning. There is some type of intelligence behind it.

    • Dawkins actually explained the insect thing in “The Blind Watchmaker” if I remember correctly (which I probably don’t)

      I don’t believe in any form of intelligent design.

  15. corbymoon | Jun 7, 2012 at 5:03 pm |

    Well hello, says it all.

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