Looks like the religious rights war against evolution/science has been working in America.
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 only country included in the study where adults were more likely than Americans to reject evolution was Turkey.
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.
Granted the article was published in late 2006, but it’s the trend lines that should alarm evolutionists, in that the wholesale rejection of evolution has been on the rise over the past two decades. I get that so long as the “missing link” between primates and humans remains unfound, then there will always be doubts over evolution in this country.
But even religious people should think that God created everything and then let science take over. I’m not sure I ever got the notion that the two were at odds with one another. [via]