Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Dumbing down

Today's Boston Globe has a front page article entitled "Evolution foes see opening to press fight in schools". It's accompanied by a pie chart that shows what percentages of Americans believe in creationism or evolution, and was taken a couple of years ago.

The results were:
48% of Americans believed in creationism.
9% of Americans leaned towards creationism but weren't sure.
5% were leaning towards evolution.
10% had no opinion.
28% of Americans believed in evolution.

So it turns out that one of my opinions from the just-passed election was wrong. And I apologize. Previously I thought that roughly 51% of Americans were utter morons. It turns out that number is more like 72%. My editorial department regrets the error.

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