What Texas Thinks of Evolution

According to a poll conducted by the University of Texas and The Texas Tribune, 30 percent of people in the state believe that humans and dinosaurs lived at the same time, and more than half—51 percent—don’t believe that “human beings, as we know them today, developed from earlier species of animals.”
Asked without the word “animals,” 50 percent believe humans evolved over millions of years from “less advanced forms of life” (12 percent saying it happened with no involvement from God, while 38 percent believe God guided the process), with another 38 percent believing “God created human beings pretty much in their present form about 10,000 years ago.” And when any reference to “humans” was taken out of the equation, 15 percent said they believed “life on earth” evolved through natural selection with no guidance from God, while 53 percent said they believed it evolved “with a guiding hand from God,” and 22 percent said they believe life existed in its present form since the beginning of time.

Category: Polls


3 Responses

  1. Joseph says:

    We can see from these numbers the process of evolution hasent reached its peak! Over half the population seem to be mindless idiots!

  2. mike says:

    LOL, I love people ‘disagreeing’ with reality. That, and the fact that that many people think humans and dinosaurs walked on the earth at the same time….sigh
    The Atheist Perspective

  3. Steve Thomas says:

    As Fred Flintstone would say, “Yabba Dabba Doo!”

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