Polling evolution in Canada

Canada

Science Culture: Where Canada Stands, a new report (PDF) from the Council of Canadian Academies, includes data on Canadian public opinion about evolution and related topics.

Presented with "Human beings as we know them today developed from earlier species of animals," 74% of respondents regarded it as "definitely true" or "probably true," as compared to 47% of respondents in the United States in 2010.

Presented with "The continents have been moving their location for millions of years and will continue to move," 91% of respondents regarded it as "definitely true" or "probably true," as compared to  80% of respondents in the United States in 2010.

Presented with "The universe began with a huge explosion," 68% of respondents regarded it as "definitely true" or "probably true," as compared to 38% of respondents in the United States in 2010.

The percentage of Canadian respondents correctly answering these three questions increased from a previous survey in 1989, although unfortunately the rates from the previous survey are not reported.

The report is based on a survey of 2000 Canadians conducted by Ekos Research in April 2013; the results are considered to be accurate within +/- 2.2% at the 95% confidence interval.

 

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