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Worldwide poll indicates relatively high acceptance of creationism

October 25, 2009

A poll of 11,768 adults across ten countries indicates that 43% think that “[e]volutionary theories should be taught in science lessons in schools together with other possible perspectives, such as intelligent design and creationism.” Agreement ran at 54% in Britain and 51% in the US. This article notes that “Britons were almost three times more likely than Egyptians to want creationism and intelligent design to be included in the teaching of evolution” but if the question was worded as above, I suspect that the lower rate for Egyptians may actually be from them wanting only creationism taught in schools. Unfortunately, I can’t actually find the report online.

(HT to John Pieret)

  1. October 25, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    Yeah, I thought that was strange too, especially given this article.

  2. Lettuce
    October 26, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    That’s not strange as it is depressing.

  3. October 27, 2009 at 9:11 pm
  4. October 27, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    Saw that. And looks like my theory regarding Egypt was wrong …

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