Adults were asked to respond to the following statement: "Human beings, as we know them, developed from earlier species of animals."
In the U.S., only 14 percent of adults thought that evolution was "definitely true," while about a third firmly rejected the idea.
In European countries, including Denmark, Sweden, and France, more than 80 percent of adults surveyed said they accepted the concept of evolution.
The proportion of western European adults who believed the theory "absolutely false" ranged from 7 percent in Great Britain to 15 percent in the Netherlands.
The investigation also showed that the percentage of U.S. adults who are uncertain about evolution has risen from 7 percent to 21 percent in the past 20 years.
Saturday, August 12, 2006
Americans not developed from earlier species of animals
Science magazine via booman's place
Posted by lukery at 8/12/2006 01:24:00 PM