Poll data on evolution and climate change

The Chapman University Survey on American Fears included a pair of questions relevant to evolution and climate change.

Asked "Which of the following statements comes closest to your views about the origin and development of man?" 39.9% of respondents preferred "God created man pretty much in his present form at one time within the last 10,000 years," 19.0% preferred "Man has developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life. God had no part in this process," and 36.5% preferred "Man has developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but God guided this process, including man's"; 4.6% of respondents refused to answer.

Asked "Which of the following statements best describes your personal belief about global climate change (global warming due to the Greenhouse effect)?" 59.1% of respondents preferred "Global climate change is occur[r]ing and is significantly accelerated by human activities and pollution," 16.2% preferred "Global climate change is occur[r]ing, but is not the result of human activities and pollution," and 8.8% preferred "Global climate change is NOT occur[r]ing"; 12.6% of respondents indicated that none of the statements accurately described their beliefs and 3.2% refused to answer.

The survey was conducted on-line in April 2014 by the GfK Group using a representative sample of adults in the United States; there were 1573 respondents in all.

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