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Why is evolution more accepted in Mexico than in the USA?

Hi! First of all, I'm Mexican and my first language is not English. Sorry if (surely) I make mistakes.

Mexico is an extremely Catholic country, and more than 90% of the population is theist, but in Mexican schools evolution is a widely accepted subject. I'm a student of biology at UNAM and I talk to my relatives about evolution and they think it is true, even thought they did not finish their high school education and they go to mass every Sunday.

Half of Mexican people are poor and don't have formal education but even they think evolution is true, so my question is: Why, if the USA is a richer country than Mexico, and with a strong school system, are people there still denying evolution?


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