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Gallup Survey shows 42% of Americans believe in Creation

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In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
~ Genesis 1:1

But how many people still believe that?

In a random survey of 1,028 adults conducted May 8-11, 2014, Gallop found that "More than four in 10 Americans continue to believe that God created humans in their present form 10,000 years ago, a view that has changed little over the past three decades. Half of Americans believe humans evolved, with the majority of these saying God guided the evolutionary process. However, the percentage who say God was not involved is rising." [Gallup Politics]

The Huffington Post notes, "The religious and educational backgrounds of survey respondents correlated strongly with their answers as well as age. More religious people were dramatically more likely to indicate that they believed in creationism, as well as people over the age of sixty-five."

Billy Hallowell notes at The Blaze, "Two specific trends are worth noting. Overall, the proportion of Americans subscribing to a creationist worldview that God made humans in their present form doesn’t appear to be decreasing."

“No one can speak of the beginning but the one who was in the beginning. Thus the Bible begins with God's free affirmation, free acknowledgment, free revelation of himself: In the beginning God created...”
― Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Creation and Fall Temptation: Two Biblical Studies

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