Nearly one third of Texans believe that humans and dinosaurs lived at the same time and half disagree with the theory of evolution, according to a new poll conducted by the University of Texas and the Texas Tribune.

As reported by the Texas Tribune, “38 percent said human beings developed over millions of years with God guiding the process and another 12 percent said that development happened without God having any part of the process. Another 38 percent agreed with the statement ‘God created human beings pretty much in their present form about 10,000 years ago.’”

“Most of the Texans in the survey — 51 percent — disagree with the statement, ‘human beings, as we know them today, developed from earlier species of animals.’ Thirty-five percent agreed with that statement, and 15 percent said they don’t know,” the Tribune reported.

People’s beliefs on evolution also varied based on their political beliefs. Self-identified Democrats were more likely to agree with evolution, with 21 percent believing that humans developed over millions of years without God’s guidance. Of Republicans polled, only 7 percent supported the concept of evolution.

 


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