Evolution war still rages 200 years after Darwin's birth
This is something many people
have strong feelings about. It is
an issue that will likely continue
for many more years.
Public opinion surveys consistently have shown that Americans are deeply divided over evolution. The most recent Gallup poll on the issue, in June 2007, found that 49 percent of those surveyed said they believed in evolution and 48 percent said they didn't. Those percentages have stayed almost even for at least 25 years.
Gallup found a political angle to the split. Two-thirds of Republicans rejected Darwin's theory, while majorities of Democrats and political independents accepted it.
A Harris poll published last December found that more people believe in a devil, hell and angels than in evolution.