Posted by: rudyruddell | January 20, 2011

Percent of People of Each Religion Who Accept Evolution

Support for evolution by religious bodies

Religious Differences on the Question of Evolution (United States)

Percentage who agree that evolution is the best explanation for the origin of human life on earth

Buddhist 81%
Hindu 80%
Jewish 77%
Unaffiliated 72%
Catholic 58%
Orthodox 54%
Mainline Protestant 51%
Muslim 45%
Hist. Black Protest. 38%
Evang. Protestant 24%
Mormon 22%
Jehovah’s Witness 8%

Total U.S. population percentage:48%

Source: Pew Forum. Religious Groups: Opinions of Evolution, Pew Forum (conducted in 2007, released in 2008)



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