Poll: Less than One Percent of
Christians Believe Evolution-Only Should be Taught
children should learn both creation and evolution
Texas, June 18, /Christian Newswire/ -- ChristiaNet.com, the world's
largest Christian portal with twelve million monthly pages loads
recently conducted a poll asking participants to decide whether
Creationism or Evolution should be taught to children in the
classroom. Participants could also cast a vote in favor of both
being taught or for neither choice. Voters were given the
opportunity to comment about their selection. Because ChristiaNet's
Internet community consists largely of people who claim to follow
the Christian faith, the results of the poll were surprising.
Out of 527
participants, 269 believed that Creationism should be taught in the
classroom. This figure represents just more than half of those
taking the poll. Only 14 voted for an Evolution-only approach to
teaching children about the beginnings and development of mankind.
Thirty-four said the topic should not be discussed in school and
avoided all together. The most surprising number, however, was the
210 participants who believed children should learn both theories.
This number may represent an indecisiveness about Creationism among
those who claim to be Christians.
supporting the "both" category stated, "Creationism should be taught
to believers and Evolution to non-believers because of diverse
religious backgrounds." A supporter of the "neither category" asked,
"If highly educated people can't decide - why confuse children?"
Those who were
firm on their stance, choosing either the teachings of Creationism
or Evolution also had comments. A Pro-Creationism participated
stated, "Evolution has been disproved many times." Another said,
"Evolution does not make sense, if we evolved from apes, why do they
still exist today?" And, an Evolution supporter commented,
"Evolution is documented and has provable/testable evidence."
"We find it
interesting that just under half of those polled find some
credibility in the theories of Evolution," stated ChristiaNet's
president, Bill Cooper. "Much of the information on evolution in the
textbooks has been proven wrong or cannot be proven at all."
ChristiaNet's research found that most states do not have laws
prohibiting Creationism from being taught in schools, requiring that
only factual information be presented. Creationism is the teaching
that all life was and is created by God. Evolution teaches that life
originated from the big bang.
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