Evolution poll

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An evolution poll is a means of determining the popularity of the belief in evolution. A number of polls have shown that people are more likely to reject the theory of evolution than creationism.

In 2001:

"Gallup polls have shown that about 45 percent of Americans believe God created living things in their present form a few thousand years ago; about 40 percent believe that things evolved over a long time with God’s guidance; while only a little more than 10 percent accept Darwin’s theory that things evolved through unguided natural selection and random variations."[1]

In 2007:

A USA Today/Gallup poll taken on June 1–3, 2007 listed 18 per cent of the population as accepting evolution as "probably true" and 28 percent rejecting evolution as "probably false."[2]


  1. Wells, J. Evolution for the masses. Washington Times; (September 23, 2001)
  2. Stewart, M.Y. "Science and Religion in the Public Square" in Science and Religion in Dialogue, Volume 2. John Wiley and Sons, West Sussex; p. 257. (2010)