Poll: Majority Of Americans Believe God Played Role In Human Evolution

Photo Credit: Mario Tama/Getty ImagesA new poll finds that a majority of Americans believe that God played a part in the evolution of humans.

A YouGov survey shows that 62 percent of Americans believe God helped create humans. Thirty-seven percent of those believe God created human beings in their present form within the last 10,000 years while 25 percent believe human beings evolved from lesser life forms over millions of years but God guided the process. Only 21 percent believe that God did not play a part in human evolution.

Seventeen percent of those polled were not sure if God played a part in the existence of humans.

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  • Amy Walker

    There is no such thing as “human evolution.” The true process is called the Big Bang: GOD said it and BANG! it happened! Laus DEO! soli DEO gloria!

    Isaiah 14:26 -27 This is the plan determined for the whole world; this is the hand stretched out over all nations.
    For the LORD ALMIGHTY has purposed, and who can thwart Him? His hand is stretched out, and who can turn it back?
    Isaiah 40:5 And the glory of the LORD will be revealed, and all mankind together will see it. For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.

    Isaiah 45:12 Thus saith GOD the LORD, ” I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even My hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded.”

  • David Close

    Why does the headline falsely claim a majority of Americans believe in evolution, when the article text clearly states 62% believe in God while only 46% believe in evolution, with an overlap of 25% believing in God-guided evolution?

  • David Close

    Okay, I see why–you pulled the title from the original article from anti-God CBS, but that’s no excuse.

  • TJL

    The mindsets of people involving Creation are interesting.

    Whether we “believe” we were created through means of Evolution, with or without the aid of God, or whether we “believe” God created us as the Scriptures say, the fact remains that all people do is “believe”.

    We can theorize and study the physical evidence of our existence, but, due to absence of evidence and witness to the actual creation event(s), we are left with belief based on limited facts and/or faith in spiritual revelation.

    Those who limit themselves to Evolutionary means of Creation, whether it be theistic or non-theistic evolution, run into dead ends in scientific fact much sooner than those who use all forms of evidence to see HOW God created instead of trying to prove otherwise.

    Being open to all data continually shows signs of “Intelligent Design”, but doesn’t absolutely prove it. However, the evidence for ID is much greater than for some form of evolution beyond micro-evolution.

    I wonder how many people who were in the survey were aware of the evolutionist hoaxes. There are so many hoaxes that its near impossible to tell truth from fiction in the data presented by evolutionary theorists… going all the way back to Darwin to the present day, they have muddied their “science” so bad that its hard to study it seriously.

    “Belief” is what it’s all based on, no matter which mindset a person has, it’s based on belief.

    So, we should all be careful about speaking in absolutes.

    We should humbly note our belief, and leave the prideful, all knowing attitude to those who delude themselves as one seeing the serpent in Eden.

    We are not all knowing. God has “revealed” to us what we need to know in a manner which requires belief, trust, faith… not necessarily knowledge.

    “The secret things belong to the Lord our God: but those things which are revealed belong to us and to our children for ever, so that we may do all the words of this law.” Deut. 29:29.

  • ArielMalek

    The above article is confusing if not misleading on the description of the poll. “A YouGov survey shows that 62 percent of Americans believe God helped create humans.” I didn’t read any other details than this but per that statement it doesn’t say that the majority believe in evolution, or specifically theistic evolution, only that God helped in creation which implies that perhaps God didn’t do the creation alone, but in itself doesn’t state that the majority believe evolution was involved.
    Evolution is a fairy tale for atheists, the creation myth of of the non-theistic religion of secular fundamentalists. Evolution is not true science which is based on evidence but rather is a form of scientism, a perverse twisting of science to achieve certain social, political or ideological agendas: eg racial superiority of certain races, global warming which certain people want to use to cripple western economies, gay genes, and evolution as well which is inherently racist. The original title of Darwin’s Origin of Species is “On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life,”

    • ArielMalek

      Correction to above: in examples of scientism, I refer to certain so-called research which purports to show lower IQs for certain races and higher for others, apparently in a veiled attempt to claim racial superiority of some races-as Darwinism does which the Nazis also used to justify many of their atrocities.

  • simpletony1

    It doesn’t matter WHAT they or anybody else thinks, GOD RULES and is still on the throne. Haughty, over-zealous thinkers will always try to use their own understanding to confirm and deny but it’s all a waste of time. They have a clear choice of accepting Him or rejecting Him, and anything short of holding Jesus out as their savior is going to win them nothing but a painful, burning eternity. God said it, I know it’s true and only fools try to justify, reason and intellectualize it to their demise.