November 8, 2006

Evangelicals and Evolution

65%

That’s the percentage of white evangelical Protestants that rejects the notion that humans and other living things have evolved over time, espousing instead a view that life has existed in its present form since the beginning of time.

Roughly two-thirds of white evangelical Protestants reject the notion that humans and other living things have evolved over time, espousing instead a view that life has existed in its present form since the beginning of time. Just 28% of evangelicals believe in evolution, and only 6% think evolution occurred through natural selection. This puts evangelicals at odds with seculars and most other religious groups. Majorities of white Catholics (59%), white mainline Protestants (62%) and seculars (83%) say they believe in evolution. Read More