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Darwin, eh?

Gene ExpressionBy Razib KhanMar 25, 2011 2:29 PM

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At The Intersection Sheril Kirshenbaum posts some rather stark data from Gallup and a Canadian outfit on the differences in attitudes toward evolution between Americans and Canadians. Those Tories are different! The answers seem very similar to those on offer for the General Social Survey's "CREATION" question. I thought I'd compare Canadians to various American demographics. The question was asked in 2004 of over 1,400 Americans. I find it somewhat ironic in that I think there has been some question as to the Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, and his attitude toward evolution. Harper is a member of the Evangelical Protestant Christian and Missionary Alliance (and apparently has appointed known Creationists to various government positions, something controversial or notable in Canada). In contrast, Barack Hussein Obama is famously more grounded in evolution than angels.


Humans...

Were created by God in the last 10,000 yearsEvolved through natural selectionEvolved over time through divine guidanceDK/NR

Canada, 20111458198

USA, 20104016386

God created manMan has evolvedMan has evolved, but god guidedOther

USA, 20044312424

Demographics

Male3814444

Female4711403

Age 18-343811483

Age 35-644313404

Age 64-4913372

No diploma4713364

HS diploma4910383

College degree3215504

Graduate degree2126494

Protestant556373

Catholic378523

No Religion2032436

Democrat3717442

Independent4411415

Republican487405

White4114423

Black576344

New England25155110

Mid-Atlantic3215503

E. North Central4210462

W. North Central3715462

South Atlantic5512285

E. South Central526412

W. South Central536383

Mountain4313422

Pacific3018466


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