Gallup Poll - GOP and Evolution

11 June 2007

A new Gallup poll on evolution shows that a majority of Republicans (68%!) are scientifically illiterate. C'mon guys, you're making the rest of the country look bad.

Although the correlation is even stronger in this group:

It's worth reading the link, which outlines the reasons why people tend to not believe in evolution. The #1 reason? "I believe in Jesus Christ." Seriously. Other popular reasons include "I believe in the almighty God, creator of Heaven and Earth," "Due to my religion and faith," "I believe in what I read in the Bible," and "I'm a Christian." According to Gallup, "The majority of these responses are clearly religious in nature."

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