Evolution versus creation

Beliefs are tied to political leanings

The belief that humans evolved over time as opposed to a supreme being creating humans in present form at the beginning of time varies among political persuasion in America. A Pew Research Center survey conducted in March and April of last year shows that Republicans are less inclined than Democrats or independents to buy into the theory of evolution. About two-thirds of Democrats (67 percent) and independents (65 percent) say they believe humans have evolved over time, while less than half of Republicans (43 percent) agree. The number of Republicans who believe in evolution has dropped since 2009, when 54 percent said it was real. In that same time, belief in evolution among Democrats and independents has remained the same.