Oh Yeah? Well we’re taller!
I don’t want to turn this into a huge political or religious debate, but the results of this international evolution survey really surprised me. We are very nearly last of the 34 countries participating. Granted that the countries are primarily in Europe, which I generally deem to be more liberally minded than us. But ignoring our ranking, I’m still surprised that just 40% of the US population and falling now believes in evolution.
Reference: Jon D. Miller, Eugenie C. Scott, and Shinji Okamoto (2006) “Public Acceptance of Evolution” Science Aug 11 2006: 765-766.