Did God create humans within the last 10,000 years? 40% of Americans still think so, Gallup poll shows

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A new Gallup poll shows that 40 percent of American adults comply to a strict view of creationism, in which God brought humans into existence within the last 10,000 years. More encouragingly, a record number of Americans now say God had absolutely nothing to do with it.

Respondents were asked to choose which of these statements came closest to matching their own views on the origin and development of human beings:

(1) Human beings have developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but God guided this process

(2) Human beings have developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but God had no part in this process

(3) God created human beings pretty much in their present form at one time within the last 10,000 years or so

During the nearly four decades in which Gallup has conducted this poll, as many as 47 percent of American adults, and as few as 38 percent, have taken a strict creationist view of human origins. 

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[T]he number of Americans who don’t believe God played a role in human evolution is steadily increasing. Here’s to hoping it continues to rise.

Read full, original post: Two in Five Americans Still Believe God Created Humans 10,000 Years Ago

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