A recently released Gallop poll conducted for USA Today suggests that almost half of us (46 percent) believe in Creationism. Creationism, simply put, claims that God created humans in their current form about 10,000 years ago and rejects evolution.
The poll also indicates a majority of the other half (37 percent) believe that God has some control over our lives or, at the very least, over what happens on this planet.
In comparison to a similar poll conducted over 30 years ago, little has changed except for the percentage of those who believe that God had nothing to do with evolution. That percentage increased from 9 to 15 percent.
The results, if viewed over the 30 year span, show a consistency in the percentages pertaining to the religious right rather than an explosive growth in that faction.