Views of Americans on creationism and evolution from 1982 to 2017

This statistic shows the results of a survey among Americans on their views regarding creationism and evolution over several years. In 2017, 38 percent of respondents believed in creationism, i.e. that God created humans in their present form at one time in the past, while 19 percent believed that humans evolved without God having a part in it at all.

What are your views on the origin and development of human beings?

Humans evolved, with God guidingHumans evolved, but God had no part in processGod created humans in present form
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Source

Release date

May 2017

Region

United States

Survey time period

1982 to 2017

Number of respondents

1,011*

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

The original question posed at the source was: "Which of the following statements comes closest to your views on the origin and development of human beings?" with the options give: "!) Human beings have developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but God guided this process, 2) Human beings have developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but God had no part in this process. 3) God created human beings pretty much in their present form at one time within the last 10,000 years or so."

*In 2017. The source does not provide specific numbers of respondents for earlier years.

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