Origin stories

Percentage of Americans who believe in creationism is lowest ever, poll finds

Some 38 percent of Americans subscribe to the strict creationist view that God made humans sometime during the last 10,000 years, according to a recent Gallup poll. However, that’s the lowest percentage since the pollster started asking the question in 1982. Interestingly, the idea that a divine hand guided the evolutionary process is now tied with creationism as the most popular explanation for the origins of humanity. Meanwhile, about 57 percent believe in some form of evolution, though about three-quarters of respondents still believe that God played some role in our existance (creationism or evolution).