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  AllRefer.com - poll : Evolution (Political Science: Terms And Concepts) - Encyclopedia
Those early polls were generally local or regional rather than national and were confined to obtaining election preferences rather than opinions on political issues.
The methods used in the early polls made no claim to being scientific; polling was usually done by canvassers hired to go out and question people or by "straw ballots" in the newspapers, which readers were asked to fill out and mail in.
The superiority of this method over the old straw-ballot system was demonstrated in the 1936 presidential election when the Literary Digest poll, which based its predictions on the older technique, produced a staggeringly inaccurate forecast, while the poll of a newer group organized by George Gallup predicted the result of the election correctly.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/P/poll-evolution.html   (440 words)

 Evolution Poll Gallup
While much of the debate centers on issues surrounding the separation of church and state in public school classrooms, the discussions are often premised largely on individuals’ personal beliefs about Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution and the biblical theory of creationism.
Most recently, in Gallup’s February 19-21 poll, 45% of respondents chose "God created human beings pretty much in their present form at one time within the last 10,000 years or so," the statement that most closely describes biblical creationism.
In order to better understand these issues, we examined the relationship between responses to these two questions, looking at how people who said they believed in or leaned toward one of the two theories answered the more specific question describing the three approaches to the origin and development of human beings.
www.unl.edu /rhames/courses/current/creation/evol-poll.htm   (1467 words)

 What is Evolution's Voyage?
Evolution's Voyage is a cyberspace publishing and consulting firm whose first goal is to inform, educate, and entertain on the subject of evolutionary psychology and explain it as simply as we can.
We at Evolution's Voyage believe that there is a large middle ground who believe in both, and we will attempt to gather them here, to find a place where respect for their beliefs can be welcome.
A breakdown of that number shows that 13 percent say both evolution and creationism should be taught as scientific theories, and 16 percent want only creationism taught as a scientific theory.
www.evoyage.com /Voyage.html   (794 words)

 USATODAY.com - Poll: Public divided on evolution   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
In the poll by the Pew Research Center, 42% of those surveyed held strict "creationist" views that "living things have existed in their present form since the beginning of time." Creationism generally refers to a literal reading of the Bible's story of the creation of man.
Some of those people, 26% of all those polled, said they believe evolution occurred through natural selection, and another 18% of all those polled, said evolution was guided by a supreme being.
The poll of 2,000 adults was conducted July 7-17 and has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 2.5 percentage points.
www.usatoday.com /tech/science/2005-08-31-teaching-evolution_x.htm   (544 words)

 Geotimes — September 2005 — Evolution & Intelligent Design: Understanding Public Opinion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
In terms of validity, scrutinizing the language of the polls, along with other indicators, allowed for a better idea of whether the poll items are actually reflecting “true” opinion when it comes to the debate.
Moving from public information sources about the debate to estimates of public knowledge, the various poll findings are fairly consistent in showing that many members of the public underestimate the overwhelming scientific consensus in support of the theory of evolution, and that nearly equal numbers are confused about the scientific credibility of intelligent design.
Some evidence indicates that framing the issue around the compatibility of evolution with moderate religious views, while also emphasizing the national ridicule that would ensue from a move toward ID in local schools, may be an especially effective and persuasive communication tactic.
www.geotimes.org /sept05/feature_evolutionpolls.html   (3157 words)

 Poll: Majority Reject Evolution   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
In a related poll, 75% of Americans admitted they couldn't define what a chemical was, couldn't name a single sub-atomic particle, couldn't define what 'momentum' meant, couldn't do even the simplest problem in algebra and couldn't answer the most basic questions in human biology.
Evolution is a part of the slime on a rock, which is the one chance the 747 has of falling back together in proper order.
Okay, I hereby estimate the probability for the evolution of the eye to be 1 in 10^5000^5000.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/1508891/posts   (1708 words)

 Evolution News & Views: Overwhelming Support in Ohio For Teaching Both Sides of Evolution, Zogby Poll Shows
By more than a 3-to-1 margin, Ohio residents strongly support public school teachers presenting both the evidence for evolution, as well as the evidence challenging the theory, according to a new poll by Zogby International released today.
The poll updates a similar poll conducted in Ohio in 2002 and shows a slight increase --up from 65% to 68.8%-- in public support of teaching both the strengths and weaknesses of Darwin’s theory.
In 2001 a poll showed strong support across the country with 71% nationally favoring a critical analysis approach to teaching evolution.
www.evolutionnews.org /2006/02/overwhelming_support_in_ohio_f.html   (843 words)

 Can God, evolution coexist? | LJWorld.com
Two thirds of Kansans say evolution should be taught in public schools and that there is no contradiction in believing in God and the scientific theory of the origins of life, according to a Lawrence Journal-World and 6News poll.
Evolution is not taught in public schools in Kansas (at least, not in most of them).
If the poll is correct, it reveals that evolution (falsely so called science because it is a theory) is a man taught religion being force taught by the higher education centers.
www2.ljworld.com /news/2005/oct/09/can_god_evolution_coexist/?evolution   (9031 words)

 Harris Interactive | The Harris Poll - Nearly Two-thirds of U.S. Adults Believe Human Beings Were Created by God
At the same time, approximately one-fifth (22%) of adults believe "human beings evolved from earlier species" (evolution) and 10 percent subscribe to the theory that "human beings are so complex that they required a powerful force or intelligent being to help create them" (intelligent design).
Again divided, 46 percent of adults agree that "Darwin’s theory of evolution is proven by fossil discoveries," while 48 percent disagree.
Despite the significant numbers who believe in creationism, pluralities among the demographic subgroups examined still believe all three concepts (evolution, creationism, and intelligent design) should be taught in public schools.
harrisinteractive.com /harris_poll/index.asp?PID=581   (936 words)

 Tampabay: Poll: Evolution's not enough
That sentiment runs contrary to Florida's current policy of teaching evolution, the theory developed by 19th century biologist Charles Darwin and accepted by nearly all scientists as the answer to how humans and other species originated and evolved.
Sherry Gerodimos, who teaches biology at Largo High School, said while she is "more comfortable siding with evolution," she was impressed with a DVD she received on intelligent design and has considered showing it to her students.
Bostock, who identifies herself as a Christian and believes that humans were "divinely created," said she wasn't surprised at the poll numbers.
sptimes.com /2005/12/30/Tampabay/Poll__Evolution_s_not.shtml   (1176 words)

 TeachersCount > Be Counted > Past Poll Results > Evolution and Intelligent Design
In an online poll that ran from November 28, 2005, through January 5, 2006, visitors to TeachersCount.org answered the question, “Should intelligent design, the theory of evolution, or both be taught in public schools?” In total, the poll had 397 respondents, 265 of whom described themselves as educators.
The two groups differed mainly in that a nearly equal number of educators (around 43%) said “both” and “only evolution,” whereas, among non-educators, only 36.4% said that only evolution should be taught and 50.8% said both should be taught.
“Evolution should be taught with a 1-3 minute disclaimer read at the beginning of the unit mentioning the idea of intelligent design.
www.teacherscount.org /poll/results/poll1.shtml   (458 words)

 Discovery Institute :: American Public Overwhelmingly Support Teaching Both Sides of Evolution, Zogby Poll Shows   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
"This poll shows widespread support for the idea that when biology teachers teach Darwin's theory of evolution they should present the scientific evidence that supports it as well as the evidence against it," said Casey Luskin, program officer for public policy and legal affairs with Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture.
Three-fourths of respondents (77%) agree that when Darwin's theory of evolution is taught in school, students should also be able to learn about scientific evidence that points to an intelligent design of life.
Seventy percent or more of people in just about every sub-group agree that when Darwin's theory of evolution is taught in school, students should also be able to learn about scientific evidence that points to an intelligent design of life.
sev.prnewswire.com /education/20060307/SFTU08607032006-1.html   (456 words)

 Zogby poll on evolution is released
The poll was conducted for the Center for Science and Culture, a Seattle-based organization that's part of the Discovery Institute, which promotes the belief that life is so complex, it must be the product of intelligent design and not the evolutionary process.
The Zogby poll reportedly showed 69 percent of Americans support the presentation of Intelligent Design, with 21 percent believing only Darwin's theory of evolution should be part of a high school's curriculum.
As soon as we are able to compare the evolution on earth with the evolution of live on a other planet, in the field of comparative planetology, we can maybee fill in a lot of missing links in the evolution theory.
www.physorg.com /news11504.html   (897 words)

 Creation vs. Evolution Poll
This poll is divided into the following sections:
You will receive a confirmation message that the poll has been submitted for tabulation..
Thank you for taking the time to answer the questions in our poll.
library.thinkquest.org /29178/creatiPO.htm   (123 words)

 FISHKITE: The Blog Between Church and State » Blog Archive » poll: creationism, evolution and intelligent ...
Majorities of the public say evolution and creationism should be taught in public school science classes, while fewer believe intelligent design should be taught…
Fifty-eight percent said creationism was definitely or probably true, but a majority, 55%, also said evolution was definitely or probably true.
Evolution does not demand “pure random and chance.” In fact, the central dogma is far from random.
www.fishkite.com /2005/10/13/1075   (1576 words)

 Public Divided on Origins of Life
But nearly four-in-ten of those who believe in evolution (18% of the public as a whole) say that evolution was guided by a supreme being for the purpose of creating humans and other life in the form it exists today, a view that is consistent with some aspects of what has been called "intelligent design."
By contrast, a plurality of those who accept evolution says that their education is the most important source (47%); this number is 60% among people who believe that evolution proceeds through natural selection.
At the same time, not all creationists believe that creationism should replace evolution in the schools: 32% of those who subscribe to the creationist view do not think it should be taught instead of evolution.
pewforum.org /docs/index.php?DocID=115   (5208 words)

 Evolution Poll - Sean Hannity Discussion
I personally believe that evolution is the most rational explanation for the creation of the universe.
It is not mutually exclusive with christianity either; the bible is a metaphorical composition of stories and testamonies that are not meant to be taken literally verbatim.
If evolution is true and the Bible is wrong on this, then it is wrong on everything else, and means nothing.
www.hannity.com /forum/showthread.php?t=64225   (723 words)

 Majority of Americans Reject Secular Evolution (Gallup Poll, Sep. 2005)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
In the poll, 53 percent of adults say "God created human beings in their present form exactly the way the Bible describes it." Another 31 percent believe humans "evolved over millions of years from other forms of life and God guided" the process.
A November 2004 poll of 1,016 adults found that 35 percent said evolution was "just one of many theories and one that has not been well-supported by evidence." Thirty-five percent said evolution was "well-supported by evidence," while 28 percent didn't know enough about evolution to answer.
In addition, a February 2001 poll of 1,016 adults found that 48 percent said the "theory of creationism" best explained the origin of human beings while 28 percent said the "theory of evolution" made the most sense.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-backroom/1507582/posts   (4359 words)

 Poll: Creationism Trumps Evolution - CBS News
Support for evolution is more heavily concentrated among those with more education and among those who attend religious services rarely or not at all.
Bush voters are much more willing to want creationism to replace evolution altogether in a curriculum (just under half favor that), and 71 percent want it at least included.
This poll was conducted among a nationwide random sample of 885 adults interviewed by telephone November 18-21, 2004.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2004/11/22/opinion/polls/main657083.shtml   (481 words)

 AGI Update on Challenges to the Teaching of Evolution   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
A recent poll commissioned by the People For the American Way Foundation (PFAWF) reports that 83% of Americans think that evolution should be taught in public school science classes.
The results of the poll also showed that there is broad agreement that creationist beliefs should be acknowledged, but not taught as a science, and that the presentation of evolution and creationism in the classroom should follow national standards.
On September 8th, AGI President David Stephenson wrote to Kansas Governor Bill Graves expressing support for the governor and the Kansas Geological Survey in their strong stance against the new state science standards that eliminate any mention of biological macroevolution, the age of the Earth, or the origin and early development of the universe.
www.agiweb.org /gap/legis106/evolution.html   (3431 words)

 poll — FactMonster.com
poll, technique for ascertaining the attitudes or opinions of the total, or some segment of the total, population on given questions, usually on political, economic, and social conditions.
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poll: Evolution - Evolution The history of polling in the United States goes back to 1824, when two newspapers, the...
www.factmonster.com /ce6/history/A0839540.html   (113 words)

 Evolution: Religion: Evolution Revolution
In Louisiana and Arkansas, bills are adopted that compel public high schools teaching evolution to give "balanced treatment" to creation science.
Methodist, Catholic, and Jewish organizations argue that evolution is the mainstay of biology, and that biblical creationism does not belong in science classrooms.
The first major poll on the subject finds a widespread unease among Americans with accepting that humans evolved from other species.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/evolution/religion/revolution/1980.html   (377 words)

 Catholic World News : Most Americans favor teaching evidence against evolution, poll shows
The Zogby poll was commissioned by the Discovery Institute, a Seattle-based think-tank.
The poll also found strong support for introducing scientific evidence that points to an intelligent design alongside the instruction in evolutionary theory.
Evolution is a theory that science cannot prove.
www.cwnews.com /news/viewstory.cfm?recnum=42829   (654 words)

 The J-Walk Blog: Evolution Poll   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Results of new CBS poll: Majority Reject Evolution.
Americans most likely to believe in only evolution are liberals (36 percent), those who rarely or never attend religious services (25 percent), and those with a college degree or higher (24 percent).
White evangelicals (77 percent), weekly churchgoers (74 percent) and conservatives (64 percent), are mostly likely to say God created humans in their present form.
j-walkblog.com /index.php?/weblog/posts/evolution_poll   (112 words)

 Parableman: Harris poll on evolution, etc.
I don't intend to blog primarily about evolution, etc. But this poll is too interesting not to point out, no matter what your views are on the topic.
Posted by Abednego at 1:14 AM I don't intend to blog primarily about evolution, etc. But this poll is too interesting not to point out, no matter what your views are on the topic.
The results from this poll don't seem too far out of line from other polls.
parablemania.ektopos.com /archives/2005/07/harris_poll_on.html   (363 words)

 Here and Now : More Believe in Creation Than Evolution - Poll - 11/23/2004
Evolution is a theory, not a fact, regarding the origin of living things.
The Georgia case is one of several challenging the teaching of evolution, Raja Mishra of the Boston Globe has covered the story.
He writes that evolution is considered by scientists to be among the most important and supported scientific theory of all time.
www.here-now.org /shows/2004/11/20041123_2.asp   (400 words)

 poll: Evolution
The history of polling in the United States goes back to 1824, when two newspapers, the Harrisburg
Later polls were conducted by magazines; the first among them were the
poll, which based its predictions on the older technique, produced a staggeringly inaccurate forecast, while the poll of a newer group organized by George
www.factmonster.com /ce6/history/A0860456.html   (309 words)

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