# 3 How Do You See the Origin of Human Beings?

Posted on January 29, 2019 by Diana Roberts

Twogaa Evolutionary Report #3

 

Which of the following statements comes closest to your views on the origin and development of human beings -- (human beings have developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but God guided this process, human beings have developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but God had no part in this process, (or) God created human beings pretty much in their present form at one time within the last 10,000 years or so)?

Are you mainstream, equal stream or no stream with the rest of the nation? You will find the following two-year-old Pew poll most interesting, as the trend slowly moves towards scientific basis, but since we don’t current, down to the minute data, we actually don’t know what the majority opinions are today on the creation or evolution of the human species.

Which of the following statements comes closest to your views on the origin and development of human beings -- (human beings have developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but God guided this process, human beings have developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but God had no part in this process, (or) God created human beings pretty much in their present form at one time within the last 10,000 years or so)?

Humans evolved, with God guiding Humans evolved, but God had no part God created humans in present form No opinion
% % % %
2017 May 3-7 38 19 38 5
2014 May 8-11 ^ 31 19 42 8
2012 May 3-6 32 15 46 7
2010 Dec 10-12 38 16 40 6
2008 May 8-11 36 14 44 5
2007 May 10-13 38 14 43 4
2006 May 8-11 36 13 46 5
2004 Nov 7-10 38 13 45 4
2001 Feb 19-21 37 12 45 5
1999 Aug 24-26 40 9 47 4
1997 Nov 6-9 39 10 44 7
1993 Jun 23-26 35 11 47 7
1982 Jan 38 9 44 9
^ Asked of a half sample
GALLUP

How familiar would you say you are with each of the following explanations about the origin and development of life on earth -- very familiar, somewhat familiar, not too familiar or not at all familiar? How about -- [ITEMS ROTATED]?

Very familiar Somewhat familiar Not too familiar Not at all familiar No opinion
% % % % %
Evolution
2014 May 8-11 42 37 13 6 1
2007 Jun 1-3 41 41 12 5 1
Creationism
2014 May 8-11 38 38 13 7 4
2007 Jun 1-3 50 36 9 4 1
GALLUP

Do you think the theory of evolution is consistent or inconsistent with your religious beliefs?

Consistent Inconsistent No opinion
% % %
2014 May 8-11 46 46 7
GALLUP

Next, we'd like to ask about your views on two different explanations for the origin and development of life on earth. Do you think -- evolution, that is, the idea that human beings developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life -- is -- [ROTATED: definitely true, probably true, probably false (or) definitely false]?

Definitely true Probably true Probably false Definitely false No opinion
% % % % %
2007 Jun 1-3 18 35 16 28 3
GALLUP

Next, we'd like to ask about your views on two different explanations for the origin and development of life on earth. Do you think -- creationism, that is, the idea that God created human beings pretty much in their present form at one time within the last 10,000 years -- is -- [ROTATED: definitely true, probably true, probably false (or) definitely false]?

Definitely true Probably true Probably false Definitely false No opinion
% % % % %
2007 Jun 1-3 39 27 16 15 3
GALLUP

If a presidential candidate stated that he or she DID NOT believe in the theory of evolution, would that make you -- [ROTATED: much more likely to vote for that candidate, a little more likely, not make a difference either way, would it make you a little less likely (or) much less likely to vote for that candidate]?

Much more likely A little more likely No difference A little less likely Much less likely No opinion
% % % % % %
2007 Jun 1-3 8 7 54 13 15 3
GALLUP

Which comes closer to your view -- [ROTATED: a presidential candidate's views on evolution are a legitimate indicator of whether he or she is qualified to be president, (or) a presidential candidate's views on evolution are not really relevant and therefore should not be discussed as part of the campaign]?

Legitimate indicator Not really relevant No opinion
% % %
2007 Jun 1-3 25 70 5
GALLUP

How much have you, personally, thought about these different explanations for how human beings came to exist on earth -- a great deal, a moderate amount, not much or not at all?

Great deal Moderate amount Not much Not at all No opinion
% % % % %
2005 Sep 8-11 41 35 17 6 1
GALLUP

How much does it matter to you which of those theories is correct -- a great deal, a moderate amount, not much or not at all?

Great deal Moderate amount Not much Not at all No opinion
% % % % %
2005 Sep 8-11 40 26 19 14 1
GALLUP

Which comes closer to your view about the relationship between science and religion -- they generally agree with each other, they generally conflict with each other, or they are not related to each other in any meaningful way?

Agree with each other Conflict with each other Not related No opinion
% % % %
2005 Sep 8-11 24 35 36 5
GALLUP

Do you think each of the following explanations about the origin and development of life on earth should or should not be taught in public school science classes, or are you unsure? How about -- [RANDOM ORDER]?

Yes, should No, should not Unsure No answer
% % % %
Evolution
2005 Aug 8-11 61 20 19 *
Creationism
2005 Aug 8-11 54 22 23 1
Intelligent design
2005 Aug 8-11 43 21 35 1
* Less than 0.5%
GALLUP

Next, as you may know, there are two major competing ideas on how human beings came to exist on earth. If the public schools in your community taught the theory of evolution -- that is, the idea that human beings evolved from other species of animals -- would you be upset, or not?

Yes, would No, would not No opinion
% % %
2005 Mar 21-23 34 63 3
* Less than 0.5%
GALLUP

Next, as you may know, there are two major competing ideas on how human beings came to exist on earth. If the public schools in your community taught the theory of creationism -- that is, the idea that human beings were created by God in their present form and did not evolve from other species of animals -- would you be upset, or not?

Yes, would No, would not No opinion
% % %
2005 Mar 21-23 22 76 2
* Less than 0.5%
GALLUP

Just your opinion, do you think that Charles Darwin's theory of evolution is -- [ROTATED: a scientific theory that has been well-supported by evidence, (or) just one of many theories and one that has not been well-supported by evidence], or don't you know enough about it to say?

Supported by evidence Not supported by evidence Don't know enough to say No opinion
% % % %
2004 Nov 7-10 35 35 29 1
2001 Feb 19-21 35 39 25 1
GALLUP

How informed would you say you are about the theory of evolution? Do you feel that you are very informed about the theory of evolution, somewhat informed, only a little informed or not informed at all?

Very informed Somewhat informed Not too informed Not informed at all No opinion
% % % % %
2001 Feb 19-21 34 47 11 6 2
GALLUP

How informed would you say you are about the theory of creationism? Do you feel that you are very informed about the theory of creationism, somewhat informed, only a little informed or not informed at all?

Very informed Somewhat informed Not too informed Not informed at all No opinion
% % % % %
2001 Feb 19-21 40 40 10 7 3
GALLUP

Would you say that you believe more in -- [ROTATED: the theory of evolution (or) the theory of creationism] to explain the theory of the origin of human beings, or are you unsure? Do you lean more towards -- [ROTATED: the theory of evolution (or) the theory of creationism]?

Evolution Lean toward Evolution Lean toward Creationism Creationism No opinion
% % % % %
2001 Feb 19-21 28 5 9 48 10