See More Questions Answer This
News  |  Quiz  |  Polls  |  Your Results

Question

Do you believe the theory of Evolution?

Answer | Share

Results

Last answered 2 days ago

Evolution Poll Results

Yes

6,248,819 votes

67%

No

2,153,501 votes

23%

Distribution of answers submitted by America.

4 Yes answers
2 No answers
2 overlapping answers

Data includes total votes submitted by visitors since Dec 12, 2011. For users that answer more than once (yes we know), only their most recent answer is counted in the total results. Total percentages may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorized into yes/no stances.

Choose a demographic filter

* Data estimated by matching users to U.S. Census data block groups via the American Community Survey (2007-2011)

Yes No Importance

See more evolution news

Data based on 30-day moving average to reduce daily variance from traffic sources. Totals may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorized into yes/no stances.

Data based on 30-day moving average to reduce daily variance from traffic sources. Totals may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorized into yes/no stances.

More stances on this issue

No, I KNOW that the theory of Evolution is the soundest, most well-supported theory detailing the development of all life, human or otherwise. It is not a question of belief. 8mons ago from a Democrat in Cary, NC.

Evolution is a theory--there are several different theories of Evolution (i.e. gradual change vs. punctuated equilibrium) which are in convlict with each other. Regardless of my personal beliefs, however, all relevant theories should be taught in public schools as the current state of scientific understanding along with historical data so that young minds understand just because we think this today doesn't mean we are right--we might learn more tomorrow. Knowledge and curiosity and the drive to learn and gain a better understanding of the world around us should be encouraged. 11mons ago from a Republican in Potwin, KS.

I believe that we evolved as science has proven but that God engineered it every step of the way. 11mons ago from a Democrat in Daytona Beach, FL.

Evolution, Intelligent design and Creation theories are not exclusive of each other. This information should be taught with sensitivity towards all religious beliefs and only the known and provable facts should be taught. 11mons ago from a Republican in Garland, TX.

I Believe that God Created the Universe, but Evolution is what happened afterward. Even the Bible itself states everything after it's kind. 7mons ago from a Republican in Miamisburg, OH.

Yes, but only as Darwin laid it out in his research, not the extrapolated 'interpretation' that is used as a political or rhetorical club to extend it beyond what is scientifically proven or provable empirically. 7mons ago from a Republican in Plainfield, NJ.

It is obvious that some Evolution has taken place, but Evolutionary theory cannot explain everything. There must be some intelligent creation. 7mons ago from a Republican in Denver, CO.

Yes it should be taught and shown why it is scientifically valid but i also do not have a problem with allowing 'intelligent design' to also be taught. the important thing to teach is for students to learn to think for themselves and not just follow whatever crowd they are in. 7mons ago from a Democrat in Richmond, VA.

I believe God created the world, but with that being said who is to say that Evolution is how scientists have come to perceive the evidence of His creation work. I believe it is important to know, but don't necessarily believe that is solely how the world and universe was created. 7mons ago from a Democrat in Richardson, TX.

Yes, but I believe the intelligent design drives Evolution. Who is to say one of God's days are the same 24 hour days we have. We, and the world, are still "works in progress". 7mons ago from a Republican in Saint Joseph, MO.

I believe the intelligent design theory. I also believe that a creator who is capable of creating the world is capable of building in mechanisms that allow those creations to evolve when necessary. 7mons ago from a Republican in Fort Huachuca, AZ.

A theory is the strongest explanation to a set of observations and facts. It is not an opinion. So the theory of Evolution, is more than a fact. Natural selection, is the strongest explanation to the mechanism of Evolution, but not the only one (as Darwin pointed out). But for complex organisms it has shown to be the strongest. 7mons ago from a Green in Concord, CA.

I believe in GOD and everything he has created. Science has messed up alot trying to disprove life , and how we are made . GOD created and man is destroying it . When you can't tell night from day ,right from wrong black from white ,gay from straight we are doomed. 7mons ago from a Republican in Clover, SC.

I believe in the science of Evolution but I also believe in the existence of a God. I believe only the science should be taught in public funded schools and the religious side, if any, be taught at home. Maintain everyone's right to believe and practice what they want as long as they are not infringing on the rights of others. 7mons ago from a Democrat in San Antonio, FL.

1. Darwin was an atheist much more so than he was a scientist. Darwin looked for a theory that at once explained the potential origin of species while at the same time denied the existence of God. Psst! That is NOT science! In fact, to arbitrarily deny God is a blatant violation of the scientific method, is it not? 2. There is a HUGE difference between micro-Evolutionary change (i.e., within a species) and macro-Evolutionary change (i.e., jumping out of one species to create another). There is virtually no evidence of macro-Evolution! There is no evidence there is no God! There is no evidence that EVEN IF Evolution could be proved true that it is not an instrument of God. Etc. So, such a question is more political than scientific, as was Darwin. 7mons ago from a Republican in Clearview City, KS.

I am a Christian, so I believe that God created the universe. I do not feel that this disproves some sort of Evolution, though. I just don't want the schools saying that Evolution proves the fact that God doesn't exist. This was a real problem for me when my kids were in school. And there IS a war on Christianity in this country. Don't take away my rights to give other people theirs. Everyone should be tolerant of each other and not force religion out of everything all the time. This country was based on Judeo/Christian values, and we were tolerant of everything else. It is time we put a stop to people coming here saying that it is their right to remove anything that they perceive as Christian because they don't believe in it. THEN GO BACK TO THE HELLHOLE YOU CAME FROM!!!. 7mons ago from a Republican in Rockville, MD.

I believe we should continue to teach it as a theory with limited but important areas of verification. I believe it should be taught that other theories exist and that in many cases it may be that apparent conflicts may not be real with further understanding - e.g., if you believe Evolution is implemented via the forces of nature, then you must ask who is responbsible fot the forces of nature. Man uses tools and automated factories to carry out his objectives. A God might well carry out his objecitves via the forces of nature. 7mons ago from a Republican in Norfolk, VA.

By "theory of Evolution," most people mean the theory that humans developed from "lower" life forms. Public schools should teach that the preponderance of evidence indicates that theory is correct. Gaps in the theory should be part of education too, but that is not the same thing as substituting religious belief for scientific investigation. 7mons ago from a Democrat in Cincinnati, OH.

Teach all theories, but remember this is a minor issue. We are not losing our edge in the world because we are teaching/not teaching Evolution. 7mons ago from a Republican in Richmond, VA.

I believe that Evolution and creation both occurred. I believe that a highly advanced race of extra-terrestrials visited earth in the ancient past and intervened with the Evolution of hominids thus creating modern humans. 7mons ago from a Republican in Tucson, AZ.

Yes, I believe in the theory of Gods Evolution.. I don't know why they call it the theory of Evolution.. When it's the theory of Gods Evolution.. 7mons ago from a Republican in Nuevo Laredo, TX.

He is after all GOD and can accomplish creation any way HE chooses. Who am I to say how he GOT IT DONE!. 7mons ago from a Republican in Mesquite, TX.

Scientific data along with Creationism provides the opportunity to combine the fact that God is present and in control in Divine Evolution. 7mons ago from a Republican in Albemarle, NC.

No. I do believe in intelligent design. I believe that Evolution is ONLY a theory, and if it s taught should not be presented as a fact. I also believe that creation should be taught too and that the Bible should NOT be banned from schools or libraries. 7mons ago from a Republican in Potwin, KS.

Evolution is indisputable when taken in context. Nobody can deny that living organisms change over time. Even he laws of thermodynamics say that. But Evolution does not make a viable origins theory. 7mons ago from a Republican in Casper, WY.

I believe man was created in the image of God, the first and greatest creator,, and that God's design allows for biological adaptation. 7mons ago from a Republican in Apex, NC.

Evolution should be taught in science, intelligent design theory should be taught in philosophy or theories course. 7mons ago from a Green in Sherwood, AR.

It's a THEORY! Why is it being taught as FACT?. 7mons ago from a Republican in Boca Raton, FL.

I believe in Creation and Evolution to survive. 7mons ago from a Democrat in Montgomery, AL.

I believe in the process of Evolutionism being a part in creationism. 7mons ago from a Republican in Phoenix, AZ.

Discuss this issue...