America Evolving?

Whether or not an Americans think that humans and other living things are products of evolutionary processes or some other means is influenced by their religious and political affiliations, according to a new Pew Research Center poll.

The survey finds that 60 percent of Americans believe in evolution, while 33 percent dispute evolution, roughly the same numbers as Pew found four years ago, when it last asked this question.

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