October 13, 2005

IT'S AS NEAR UNANIMOUS AS OPINION POLLING GETS IN A DEMOCRACY:

The whole world, from whose hands? (USA Today, 10/10/05)

BIBLE VS. EVOLUTION

Which statement comes closest to your views?

God created human beings in their present form exactly as described in the Bible

All: 53% [...]

Human beings have evolved over millions of years from other forms of life, and God guided this process.

All: 31% [...]

Human beings have evolved, but God had no part in the process.

All: 12% [...]

Source: USA TODAY/CNN/Gallup telephone survey of 1,005 on Sept. 8-11. Margin of error +/- 3 percentage points.


And, curiously, 100% of those who believe God had no part in the process oppose the nomination of Harriet Miers.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 13, 2005 2:08 PM
Comments

Maybe not QUITE 100%, but probably rounds that way.

Posted by: Rick T. at October 13, 2005 4:14 PM

This is one of the most foolish and most widely misused polls I've ever seen. I would be embarrased to even reference it if I was you.

Posted by: Herb at October 13, 2005 4:26 PM

Why is it foolish and how is it misused?

Posted by: Shelton at October 13, 2005 4:30 PM

Herb:

I don't believe the 12% either, at least half are probably lying so the pollsters won't think ill of them, but the number hasn't fluctuated beyond the margin of error for decades.

Posted by: oj at October 13, 2005 4:46 PM

Read most people the Bill of Rights and ask them if Congress should adopt it, and a large percentage say "no."

Posted by: PapayaSF at October 13, 2005 7:08 PM

Sadly, it's too late.

Posted by: oj at October 13, 2005 7:21 PM
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