Gallop’s latest poll on evolution, taken in May, shows younger Americans rejecting creationism and embracing the idea that evolution is a purely naturalistic process—bad news for evangelical Christianity. The poll has asked the same questions since 1982, providing a provocative look at where America has been and may be heading.
Every two years, respondents have been asked: “[W]hich of the following statements comes closest to your views on the origin and development of human beings?” The three responses are:
—“Human beings have developed over millions of years from less advanced forms
of life, but God guided this process.”
—“Human beings have developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but God had no part in this process.”
—“God created human beings pretty much in their present form at one time within the last 10,000 years or so.”
Originally posted on The Daily Beast on June 22, 2014.