I have to break some more bad news about Alabama to the wifey, who hails from the Heart of Dixie: Most Alabamans Surveyed Trust Bible’s Creation Account Over Darwin’s. This is from AgapePress, where the spin is that this is good news.
A new poll shows more people in Alabama adhere to the biblical account of creation than to Darwin’s theory of evolution. Of the more than 400 Alabamians surveyed between November 28 and December 1, about three out of four identified themselves as “born-again Christians.”
The survey conducted by the Mobile Register and the University of South Alabama found that about 70 percent of the state’s residents believe creationism and intelligent design should be taught in public school science classes. Fewer than half of those polled said the theory of evolution should be taught in schools.
Dale Younce, a Christian Studies professor at the University of Mobile, says he was “delightfully surprised” by the survey’s findings. The result is particularly unexpected, he asserts, considering that evolutionism “holds the floor” in secondary and higher education classrooms, even in Alabama.
…”I would like to think that the conservative Baptist churches throughout the state have an effect in causing the church members to think thorough the question of creation and evolution, but I have no evidence to support that,” Younce says.
The article also notes that the Alabama Board of Education recently voted to retain an insert for state biology textbooks that refers to evolution as a “controversial theory” on the origins of life. You can read the unhinged excerpt here.