Poll: Just 39% believe in evolution - First Read - msnbc.com
I don't believe in Gravity. Nor Germ Theory. Nor the Theory of the Atom.From NBC's Mark Murray
Today it's not only Abraham Lincoln's birthday; it's also Charles Darwin's.
And a brand-new Gallup poll tied to Darwin's birthday finds that just 39% of Americans believe in evolution.
As expected, Gallup notes, education plays a big role here: 74% of those with post-graduate degrees believe in evolution. That's compared with only 21% of high school grads (or those with less education) who believe in the theory.
Ditto religion: 55% who don't attend church believe in evolution, versus 24% of weekly churchgoers who believe in it.