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Jumped Up Chimpanzee's Avatar Jump to comment 13 by Jumped Up Chimpanzee

forty-six per cent of adults said they believed that “God created humans in their present form within the last 10,000 years".

This is a misleading quote and I wonder how much people are being led towards giving specific answers in these polls.

Obviously 46% did not to answer in their own words in exactly the same way (i.e. they would not have all specified "10,000 years" given a free choice). I assume they were given 2 options, something like:

Which of these statements do you think is most accurate in describing human origins?:

A) God created humans in their present form within the last 10,000 years

or

B) Humans evolved from other species with no guidance from God.

I suspect that if you were to conduct a poll that asked people to explain human origins and timescales of human history in their own words with no prompting you would get a very diverse set of answers, and a lot more "don't knows".

Fri, 08 Jun 2012 15:29:36 UTC | #946349