Evolution Debate
A new Zogby poll shows 78 percent of U.S. voters want both sides of the evolution debate brought up in the classroom — up nine points from a similar poll three years ago. The poll, commissioned by the Discovery Institute, found both Democrats and Republicans overwhelmingly support discussion for and against evolution. “Many Darwinists are trying to paint supporters of academic freedom as some kind of crazy, fringe element,” said Candi Cushman, education analyst at Focus on the Family Action. “The truth is, the majority of parents want their kids to examine all the scientific evidence, to engage in critical thinking and to have classrooms that are academically challenging — not controlled by political correctness.”

Just Four in 10 Americans Believe in Evolution

A Gallup poll released this week shows that 39 percent of Americans say they “believe in the theory of evolution,” while a quarter say they do not. Another 36 percent don’t have an opinion either way, CNN reported. An earlier Gallup poll on this issue, that was conducted in May 2008, found that 44 percent believe God created human beings within the past 10,000 years.

(from FotF’s Pastor’s Weekly Briefing)