For all of those suggesting that too many Americans are going to college, it’s important to note this statistic.

A recent Gallup poll found that,

Forty-six percent of Americans believe in the creationist view that God created humans in their present form at one time within the last 10,000 years. The prevalence of this creationist view of the origin of humans is essentially unchanged from 30 years ago, when Gallup first asked the question. About a third of Americans believe that humans evolved, but with God’s guidance; 15% say humans evolved, but that God had no part in the process.

Yea, we need a lot more education.


Then again, perhaps we just need better education. The poll also indicated that 46 percent of college graduates do not accept evolution. [Image via]

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Daniel Luzer is the news editor at Governing Magazine and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. Find him on Twitter: @Daniel_Luzer