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Facts & figures

1,028 teenagers (ages 13 to 17) were asked their views on the origin of humans.

43 percent
believe God guided a process where people developed over millions of years from less advanced life forms.

18 percent
believe people developed over millions of years from less advanced life forms, but God had no part in the process.

38 percent
believe God created humans pretty much in their present form within the last 10,000 years or so.

37 percent say evidence supports Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution.

30 percent say it’s one of many theories and isn’t well-supported by evidence.

33 percent
don’t know enough about the theory to give an opinion.

SOURCE: THE GALLUP ORGANIZATION, 2005


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