Politics and religion

Most Republicans chose creationism over evolution

A May 2012 Gallup Poll shows Republican voters are far more likely than their Democratic or Independent counterparts to believe that humans were created by God within the past 10,000 years. The responses were to the question, “Which of the following statements comes closest to your views on the origin and development of human beings?” According to the pollster, the percentages have stayed virtually the same for the past 30 years.

God created humans in present form within the last 10,000 years:

Republican 58%; Democrat 41%; Independent 39%

Humans evolved, God guided the process:

Republican 31%; Democrat 32%; Independent 34%

Humans evolved, God had no part in the process:

Republican 5%; Democrat 19%; Independent 19%