If you read Newsweek, you’re probably a theist

1 04 2007

A new Newsweek poll says that 91% of Americans believe in (a) God, while only 3% of Americans identify as atheists.

82% of believers identified as Christian.  From the poll:

Nearly half (48 percent) of the public rejects the scientific theory of evolution; one-third (34 percent) of college graduates say they accept the Biblical account of creation as fact. Seventy-three percent of Evangelical Protestants say they believe that God created humans in their present form within the last 10,000 years; 39 percent of non-Evangelical Protestants and 41 percent of Catholics agree with that view.

Would you like some Americans with your ignorance?

Granted, I have no idea how Newsweek went about gathering these numbers.  What it may actually tell us is that 91% of Newsweek readers who would bother to respond to a poll believe in God.




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