Gallup: 40% of Americans Believe in Creationism

By Michael W. Chapman | July 26, 2019 | 1:17pm EDT
Adam and Eve. 

( -- A survey released today shows that 40% of American adults believe in creationism, that "God created them in their present form within roughly the past 10,000 years," reported Gallup

For comparison, only 22% of adults believe mankind developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life and that God had no part in the process.

On a related note, the survey found that 33% believe human beings developed from simple life forms with God's help over millions of years.


"As many as 47% and as few as 38% of Americans have taken a creationist view of human origins throughout Gallup's 37-year trend," said the polling firm. "Likewise, between 31% and 40% of U.S. adults have attributed humans' development to a combination of evolution and divine intervention over the same period."

The survey also found that the more often one attends church, the more likely one is to believe that "God created man in [his] present form."

For instance, 68% of adults who attend church weekly said that God created man in his present form; only 3% of adults who attend church weekly said man developed over millions of years and "God had no part."

In addition, only 6% of Protestants said man developed without God, and 56% of Protestants said man was created in his present form by God. 


For the adults without college degrees, 48% said God created man in present form. For those with college degrees, 23% said God created man in his present form. 

"Those with a college degree are much more likely to believe in evolution than creationism, while the opposite is true of those without a college degree," said Gallup.  "However, even among adults with a college degree, more believe God had a role in evolution than say it occurred without God."



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