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More than half of Americans are ignorant doofuses

NEW YORK A Gallup report released today reveals that more than half of all Americans, rejecting evolution theory and scientific evidence, agree with the statement, “God created man exactly how Bible describes it.”

Another 31% says that man did evolve, but “God guided.” Only 12% back evolution and say “God had no part.”

Breaking down the numbers, Gallup finds that Republican backing for what it calls “God created human beings in present form” stands at 57% with Democrats at 44%.

Support for this Bible view rises steadily with age: from 43% for those 18 to 29, to 59% for those 65 and older. It declines steadily with education, dropping from 58% for those with high school degrees to a still-substantial 25% with postgraduate degrees.

Newport wraps it up: “Several characteristics correlate with belief in the biblical explanation for the origin of humans. Those with lower levels of education, those who attend church regularly, those who are 65 and older, and those who identify with the Republican Party are more likely to believe that God created humans ‘as is,’ than are those who do not share these characteristics.”

In a related story, archaeologists have just uncovered a six-hundred year old scroll in Italy. Linguists translating the document reveal that it was some sort of ancient opinion survey that showed a strong majority of Italians believe the Earth is the center of the universe with all of the stars, planets, moon, and sun revolving around it. According to the document, the people more likely to believe that sentiment were also older, less-educated, pious ignoramuses, too.

[Faithfully cross-posted at Radical Writ]

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