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2005.10.25

I’m an Evolutionary Minority

More reasons to be frightened of America if you’re me. Which you’re not. Maybe you don’t have anything to worry about.

Most Americans do not accept the theory of evolution. Instead, 51 percent of Americans say God created humans in their present form, and another three in 10 say that while humans evolved, God guided the process. Just 15 percent say humans evolved, and that God was not involved.

Even with margin of error this is a frighteningly high percentage. It reminds me yet again what I keep reminding many people I know: we are the minority. That a higher percentage think it’s possible to believe in both God and evolution is little comfort, but I’ll take it where I can get it.

Still, most Americans think it is possible to believe in both God and evolution. Sixty-seven percent say this is possible, while 29 percent disagree. Most demographic groups say it is possible to believe in both God and evolution, but just over half of white evangelical Christians say it is not possible.

So as a clear ideological minority in this country, can I get various financial aid packages to build a city somewhere and invite the few others like me to escape?

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