The Lincoln Plawg - the blog with footnotes
Thursday, June 17, 2004
Creationism in America
Once or twice, I've sought to put into perspective some gee whiz poll finding about the views of the American people by referring to the large proportion that say they believe that life came to the Earth the way the Bible tells it, and not the gospel according to Darwin and the scientists .
Now, I  find fresh evidence on the point: an ABC News poll taken in February 2004 has 61% of respondents agreeing that
The creation story in which the world was created in six days.is literally true.
(And 60% say the Noah/ark story is literally true, too.)
The Crooked Timber piece has much useful analysis of polling on this topic.
The watchword, as ever, from George's brother, Ira: It ain't necessarily so.
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