British Poll Indicates 1/3 of Teachers Support Creation

The poll results can be found at Ipsos MORI’s website: Teachers Dismiss Calls For Creationism To Be Taught In School Science Lessons. A growing collection of poll and survey results can also be found at the Creation History Project Wiki.

Would you Adam and Eve it? Quarter of science teachers would teach creationism
by James Randerson
The Guardian (UK), p. 3
December 23, 2008

More than a quarter of science teachers in state schools believe that creationism should be taught alongside evolution in science lessons, according to a national poll of primary and secondary teachers.

The Ipsos/Mori poll of 923 primary and secondary teachers found that 29% of science specialists agreed with the statement: “Alongside the theory of evolution and the Big Bang theory, creationism should be TAUGHT in science lessons”

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Latest Harris Poll on Public Belief in Evolution

Beliefs in God, UFOs prevail 1 in 3 doubt Darwin theory
by Jennifer Harper
Washington Times Daily, p. A5
December 12, 2008

Americans believe in God, angels, heaven, miracles — such traditional religious thinking is still much a part of the nation’s mind-set, according to research that also plumbs a few less traditional beliefs.

“Overall, more people believe in the devil, hell and angels than believe in Darwin´s theory of evolution,” said a Harris Poll released Thursday.

The numbers clearly favor the proverbial Big Man Upstairs: 80 percent say they believe in God; among those who attend church weekly, the number is 98 percent. Three-quarters believe in miracles, 73 percent believe in heaven, 71 percent say Jesus is the Son of God and 71 percent believe in angels, the survey found. Seven out of 10 say Jesus Christ rose from the dead and that the Bible is, all or in part, the “Word of God.”

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