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34% of American College Grads Stupid

A Newsweek poll reports that 34% of college graduates surveyed believe that “the Biblical account of creation” is a fact.

Other poll results:

On Religion:

  • 48% of Americans surveyed reject the theory of evolution.
  • 73% of Evangelical Protestants believe that God created humans less than 10,000 years ago. 39% of non-Evangelicals and 41% of Catholics agree.
  • 10% of Americans have “no religion”, but only 6% don’t believe in any god at all. 3% admit to being atheist.
  • 62% of voters wouldn’t vote for an atheist candidate (so much for there not being a religious test for candidates).
  • 32% of respondents believe that organized religion plays too large a role in politics. 31% disagree so it’s pretty much split.

If the survey is accurate on a larger scale, if it is representative of all Americans, the evolution statistic is pretty discouraging.

On Bush and Iraq:

  • 57% of respondents support the Democrat’s plan of setting a “goal” for withdrawal of troops in the recently passed supplemental spending bills.
  • President Bush’s approval on Iraq is at 28%. His overall approval rating is at 33%.
  • 66% of respondents are “dissatisfied” with the direction in which our country is headed.

Poll finds 90% believe in God – Newsweek Beliefs – MSNBC.com

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Written by Jeff

Saturday, March 31, 2007 at 5:03 pm

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  1. “48% of Americans surveyed reject the theory of evolution”

    And I bet at least 85% of Americans don’t have a decent understanding of evolution. Whether or not they choose to believe is entirely different. There’s no point in trying to choose sides in a debate if you don’t have all the facts.

    newhoosier

    Monday, April 2, 2007 at 11:13 am

  2. […] Nearly half of Americans either believe evolution is untrue or have no opinion. Two-thirds believe in “creationism,” the idea “that God created human beings pretty much in their present form at one time within the last 10,000 years.” (Which, I think, means that some people simultaneously believe in creationism and evolution.) “34% of college graduates surveyed believe that ‘the Biblical account of creation’… […]

  3. […] Nearly half of Americans either believe evolution is untrue or have no opinion. Two-thirds believe in “creationism,” the idea “that God created human beings pretty much in their present form at one time within the last 10,000 years.” (Which, I think, means that some people simultaneously believe in creationism and evolution.) “34% of college graduates surveyed believe that ‘the Biblical account of creation’ is a fact… […]

    Democracy’s Greatest Flaw «

    Saturday, February 23, 2008 at 12:46 pm

  4. 99% of statistics are narrow/black and white type of deal just like 99% of people are narrow and closed minded.

    thisandthatandme

    Wednesday, February 27, 2008 at 5:03 pm

  5. […] Nearly half of Americans either believe evolution is untrue or have no opinion. Two-thirds believe in “creationism,” the idea “that God created human beings pretty much in their present form at one time within the last 10,000 years.” (Which, I think, means that some people simultaneously believe in creationism and evolution.) “34% of college graduates surveyed believe that ‘the Biblical account of creation’… […]


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