Evolution and Creationism in Public Education

Can Evolution and God Co-Exist?

Main Finding: A substantial majority of Americans (about 7 in 10) believe the scientific theory of Evolution is compatible with a belief in God – one does not preclude the other.

Over two-thirds of Americans are quite firm in the belief that Evolution can co-exist with the belief in God and the belief in a Divine role in human development. Most Americans feel the Theory of Evolution does not preclude a role for a Supreme Being in the origin and development of humans.

Can Believe In Both The Theory Of Evolution And Divine Involvement

Question: Agree or disagree: A person can believe in Evolution and still believe God created humans and guided their development?

* Americans who have heard of the term Evolution (95% of the total)

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