TEMPO.CO, New York – A survey conducted by Pew Research Center shows that 33 percent of Americans reject the human-evolution idea. They believe God has an absolute role in human creation.
Based on the survey, almost a quarter of adults believe it is the Divine Power that rules other creatures’ evolution for the sake of man’s creation and other life forms.
In general, 60 percent of American citizens agree that “man and other creatures have evolved from time to time.” The survey also found that gaps between Republic and Democrat parties in terms of evolution idea has widen in the last few years.
In 2009, 54 percent of Republicans said human is evolving from time to time. Currently only 43 percent of the Republicans accept the idea as a valid theory. On the contrary, the number of Democrats who believe in evolution theory has increased from 64 percent in 2009 to 67 percent.
The Pew highlighted that creation is still related to religious belief in the US. The majority of evangelists (64 percent) support the idea that since the day of their creation, “human has been in the same image as today”. Only 15 percent of Protestants believe the same idea.
The survey has also found that more men in the US believe that “human and animals have evolved from time to time” than women. The creation theory supporters believe that the universe and life are created by God. They reject the evolution concept of natural selection. The survey took 1,983 adults as a sample from 50 states and District of Columbia from March 21- April 8.
Wednesday, 01 January, 2014