Re: Will the transition ever occur in our lifetime?

From: Douglas Hayworth <>
Date: Fri Oct 14 2005 - 18:49:53 EDT

I was fascinated by the poll results reported Tuesday's USA Today. They asked which of the following statements comes closest to you views?
1) God created human being in their present form exactly as described in the Bible.
2) Human beings have evolved over millions of years from oterh forms of life, and God guided this process.
3) Human beings have evolved, but God had no part in this process.

In almost every category of subgroup (All, Men vs. Women, and age class) choice #1 is the majority. Noteworthy was that a full 50% of Catholics chose #1. The fascinating one is income level. The trend across 5 income brackets was from 70% choice #1 among lowest income bracket to only 37% choice #1 for the highest income bracket (It was a smooth transition from one end of the spectrum to the other, so I actually believe that these poll numbers reflect reality). I assume that the trend is by correlation to education. Might there be any other cause for it?


George wrote:
  This morning the Akron Beacon Journal has a piece by Jane Eisner, a Philadelphia Inquirer columnist, titled "A trust in science tied to income, education," with attention given to debates about evolution. Of course it's no surprise that better educated people are, on the average, more likely to accept evolution. But that has the obvious but not so often mentioned corollary that those with higher incomes are likely to accept it & in general to be supportive of good science - which implies a kind of class warfare component of the current debates about evolution, ID &c.
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