short read | Aug 3, 2009

Evolutionary Theory

A wide gap exists between the public and scientists over evolution.

transcript | May 4, 2009

Religion and Science: Conflict or Harmony?

Some of the nation’s leading journalists gathered in Key West, Fla., in May 2009 for the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life’s Faith Angle Conference on religion, politics and public life. Francis S. Collins, the former director of the Human Genome Project, discussed why he believes religion and science are compatible and why the […]

report | May 4, 2009

Religion and Science: Conflict or Harmony?

Two experts -- a geneticist and a religion writer and correspondent -- discuss why they believe the current perceived conflict between evolution and faith is unnecessary and destructive.

report | Apr 16, 2009

Religious Groups’ Views on Global Warming

The unaffiliated (58%) are the most likely to say there is solid evidence the earth is warming because of human activity while white evangelical Protestants (34%) are the least likely to believe in man-made global warming.

short read | Mar 9, 2009

Stem Cell Support

A majority of Americans say it is important to conduct stem-cell research.

short read | Feb 6, 2009

Reject Darwin’s Theory of Evolution

DarwinOn his 200th birthday, Charles Darwin can claim relatively few American adherents to his theory of the evolution of species through natural selection. In a recent survey, 63% of Americans say they believe that humans and other animals have either always existed in their present form or have evolved over time under the guidance of a supreme being

report | Feb 4, 2009

Evolution and Religion Research Package

A Pew Forum research package gives an overview of the debate, examines its social and legal dimensions and reviews the life and ideas of Charles Darwin. ANALYSIS Updated February 3, 2014 Overview: The Conflict Between Religion and Evolution Almost 150 years after Charles Darwin published his groundbreaking work On the Origin of Species by Means […]

report | Feb 4, 2009

Fighting Over Darwin, State by State

Updated February 3, 2014 The debate over whether and how to teach public school students about evolution may be an old one, but it shows no signs of abating. Indeed, in the last decade, questions about what students should learn about Darwin’s theory have been debated in more than half the states in the union […]

feature | Feb 4, 2009

Religious Differences on the Question of Evolution

In advance of the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birthday on Feb. 12, 2009, the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life recently released a research package exploring the evolution controversy in the U.S. The Pew Forum’s U.S. Religious Landscape Survey found that views on evolution differ widely across religious groups. Source: Pew […]

feature | Feb 4, 2009

Evolution: A Timeline

Updated February 3, 2014  1809 Charles Darwin is born to a wealthy family in Shropshire, England.  1831 Darwin begins a five-year voyage as a ship’s naturalist on the HMS Beagle. His observations of scientific phenomena, particularly the wildlife on the Galapagos Islands, lead Darwin to form his theory on the origin and development of life. […]

Refine Your Results