At The Intersection Sheril Kirshenbaum posts some rather stark data from Gallup and a Canadian outfit on the differences in attitudes toward evolution between Americans and Canadians. Those Tories are different! The answers seem very similar to those on offer for the General Social Survey’s “CREATION” question. I thought I’d compare Canadians to various American demographics. The question was asked in 2004 of over 1,400 Americans. I find it somewhat ironic in that I think there has been some question as to the Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, and his attitude toward evolution. Harper is a member of the Evangelical Protestant Christian and Missionary Alliance (and apparently has appointed known Creationists to various government positions, something controversial or notable in Canada). In contrast, Barack Hussein Obama is famously more grounded in evolution than angels.
|Were created by God in the last 10,000 years||Evolved through natural selection||Evolved over time through divine guidance||DK/NR|
|God created man||Man has evolved||Man has evolved, but god guided||Other|
|E. North Central||42||10||46||2|
|W. North Central||37||15||46||2|
|E. South Central||52||6||41||2|
|W. South Central||53||6||38||3|
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