Did Humans Evolve? Not Us, Say Americans

That our country is slipping towards becoming a backwards nation can’t be denied when one reads the following.
In surveys conducted in 2005, people in the United States and 32 European countries were asked whether to respond true, false or not sure to this statement: “Human beings, as we know them, developed from earlier species of animals.”   The same question was posed to Japanese adults in 2001.The United States had the second-highest percentage of adults who said the statement was false and the second-lowest percentage who said the statement was true, researchers reported in the current issue of Science.

Only adults in Turkey expressed more doubts on evolution. In Iceland, 85 percent agreed with the statement.

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Here’s a chart of how the 32 countries ranked:

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