Americans do not believe that humans evolved, and the vast majority says that even if they evolved, God guided the process. Just 13 percent say that God was not involved. But most would not substitute the teaching of creationism for the teaching of evolution in public schools.
Here is the most interesting divide that emerges from this poll:
Humans evolved, God did not guide process:
Kerry voters, 21%
Bush voters, 6%
There's a certain quality of reflexive incredulity to this story. It's as though the evolutionists (via the media) are saying to the creationists, "I can't believe you still don't believe!" And they're doing it in such a way that depicts the creationists as Slow.
This poll is more entertainment than serious inquiry. I think it is unnecessarily issue-oriented, on the basis of writing a news story using the "findings." It would work better as a study instead of a poll. You don't really need to use the terms "evolution" and "creationism." First, ask them if they believe in God. Next, ask them to define the scientific method. Then ask or not they "accept" the scientific method. Finally, ask them how they react to conflicts between the scientific and the religious. You might get more dialogue going if you open it up a bit, allowing people to talk about cosmology. It would also reveal, perhaps to the surprise of some, just how many people still believe in astrology.
In Britain, some people have taken to mocking Richard Dawkins, saying that he's had just "one idea" in his career, and he can't stop talking about it. His one idea is the "Selfish Gene."
I suppose the same type of thing was said about Darwin in his day.