On Darwin’s 200th birthday, only 39 percent of Americans believe in evolution.

Charles Darwin, who invented the theory of evolution, was born on Feb. 12, 1809. Marking the 200th anniversary of his Darwin’s birth, Gallup has a new poll out showing that “only 39 percent of Americans say they ‘believe in the theory of evolution,’ while a quarter say they do not believe in the theory, and another 36 percent don’t have an opinion either way”:

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Comment by Pam on February 12, 2009 at 8:15am
Like many who commented on that poll, I think the wording is odd.

Also, why am **I** never involved in these statistics? Huh? I feel so left-out! =p
Comment by Morgan Matthew on February 12, 2009 at 5:03pm
hahah i know!!! good point pam.
Comment by Johnny on February 13, 2009 at 1:01pm
Stumbled the report on Gallup's site; I noticed some of the break-down statistics are very interesting.

Especially this one:
The sad thing in my opinion is that this seems to indicate high schools not educating enough, and/or church and ignorant parents influencing too much. It is encouraging however to see the more educated, the more logical people get (for this aspect at least).
The other break-downs I found interesting where the "Belief by Church Attendance" and "Belief by Age" - the fact that the under-34 crowd almost breaks 50% belief makes me hopeful that from my generation on, 'we' are breaking away from religious influence.

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