In U.S., 46% Hold Creationist View; 78% believe God played a part

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.




It’s interesting to me that a full 78% believe that God still played some type of role in creation.

What’s your takeaway?

More details on the poll here…



  • Lori May 14, 2013 Reply

    There is a flaw in the poll. They did not ask the question that reflects most Old Earth Creationist views. The majority of OEC’s do not hold to theistic evolution or neo-Darwinist evolution.

  • James May 14, 2013 Reply

    Excellent Point Lori;
    Something that Todd opened up a few months ago about OEC and NE. Of course Ken Hamm believes that the earth is only 5K years old, even though archeology has proven evidence of human civilization being at least 10K. Plus he believes that if you don’t accept his findings you’re a heretic. So any scientific proof he might have is corrupted by his personal “doctrinal” bias.

    I used to be a sold-out, creationist from the word go, then I began to really look at several factors involved.
    1. Religion (Christianity) is changing, and is constantly re-evaluating many points of what was once bonified, certified “fact”. Creation being one, women in ministry, the role of divorced people in the church, house-church entities, small-groups, gay’s, drug offenders etc. A lot is being analyzed and seen with different eyes.
    2. We accept science when it comes to going to the moon, viewing the stars, exploring the depths of the oceans, our health, fitness, exercise, building skyscrapers, bridges etc. But when it comes to dating the past, or the origin of man or anything else we turn a deaf ear, or at least I did.
    3. The church was found wrong on many points of understanding and interpreting the true meaning of scripture. * The 1st chpt. of Genesis was never meant as a scientific book dating the origin of creation. The understanding of the those who wrote it never interpreted or understood to be that. They understood the truth to be higher and greater than trying to make it say something it was never intended to say which was a laundry list of chronological facts/events. I could site other areas where we missed it in understanding the deeper meaning of scripture but room, time or your attention doesn’t afford me that luxury.
    4. The study of the geology of the earth shows us the earth is not static. The tectonic plates are constantly changing the earth as we know. There is now a new island being formed in Hawaii that has already been named. It may not surface for another 100 to 200 years, but sure as a tree grows, that island will surface some day.
    If the earth is alive then the universe is not a closed system as some would like to think. Francis Schaffer argued with his contemporary Christian theologians that the universe is open, and its system is vast beyond comprehension.
    The discovery of the Hubble telescope and other discoveries have opened the univers to be beyond what we can fathom with our present technolog. We know something is out there, but we just don’t have the technology to see it.
    So if that is true then how can God be confined to 5K short years of creation. When the universe is billions upon billions of stars and billions upon billions of years old.
    We limit God in how He wants to do things.
    5. I’ve accepted theistic evolution. Why? Because my personal life is a constant evolving and growing of my love, knowledge and experience of God. Nothing is fixed, nothing stays the same. My very existence is but a breath compared to the universe. But what makes it unique is there is only ONE of me and you.
    That truth sets me free to believe that God is so much bigger, and yet He wants me to know Him, and want to know HIm.
    If that isn’t evolution then I don’t know what it is. Each one of us are a product of change, growing, dieing, transformation, reformation, morphing into something beautiful and eternal.

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