Arthur V. Chadwick (
Tue, 10 Feb 1998 15:28:10 -0800

At 03:35 PM 2/10/98 -0500, you wrote:

> I've seen the Gallup poll (September 10, 1993) stating that:
> "Which of the following statements comes closest to your views on the
>and development of human beings: 1) Human beings have developed over millions
>of years from less advanced forms of life, but God guided this process; 2)
>human beings have developed over millions of years from less advanced
forms of
>life, but God had no part in this process; or 3) God created human beings
>pretty much in their present form at one time within the last 10,000 years or
> Developed, with God = 35%
> Developed, no God = 11%
> God created, in present form = 47%
> Is this where you're getting your 50% figure from?
> I would argue that this question only referred to human beings (i.e. it
>didn't ask people what they believed about the evolution of plants, for
>example) and it didn't ask anything about the overall age of the Earth, the
>flood, etc.

Those figures are a little different (and newer, perhaps) than the ones I
remember (No God was 9% as I recall), but yes, essentially. I would guess
that most of the people responding to that question would answer the same
if asked about the animals, but that is only a guess.