Well, it’s official. More than forty Percent of the population is stupid. There’s really no other way to put it. Believing in magic is fine–but when 4 in 10 Americans, according to a new Gallup poll, are willing to ignore scientific fact and still–in 2014– subscribe to the idiotic belief that God created earth between 6,000-10,000 years ago, our nation has a problem.
Gallup contacted 1,028 land line and cell phone users and asked which of three descriptions most closely matched their belief: that humans have developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but God guided this process; that humans have developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but God had no part in this process; or that God created human beings pretty much in their present form sometime in the last 10,000 years or so.
The good news is that half of the respondents answered that they believe in evolution: 19% say that evolution operates without God’s involvement, and 31% said that God guides the evolutionary process.
Less educated, religious, and older respondents make up the bulk of the evolution-deniers.
Faith plays a huge factor in this disconnect with scientific fact. More than 66% who attend church on a weekly basis subscribe to Creationist beliefs, compared with 23% who do not.
Education is also a huge factor. Just over 25% of those with a college degree subscribe to Creationism, while a whopping 57% of those with just a high school education hold the ridiculous viewpoint.
Some good has come out of this, though: the percentage who believe that humans evolved without God has more than doubled in recent years.
More from AATTP on creationists:
- That Time a 7th Grader Obliterated a Stupid Creationist’s Argument (Video)
- MUST SEE: UConn Professor Goes Apesh*t on Campus Creationist Preachers (Video)
- Bonobo Roasts Creationists (and Something Else) in Under Two Minutes (Video)
- Watch: Delusional Creationist Explains Noah Took ‘Young’ Dinosaurs on the Ark (Video)
- Ten Neil deGrasse Tyson Quotes That Will Make Creationists’ Heads Explode! (Video)