(TNS) — Views about evolution are changing, but a new Gallup poll shows that Americans haven’t given up a belief in divine intervention in science.
The belief in young-Earth creationism — that God created mankind in its present form within the past 10,000 years — has declined to a new low since Gallup began asking people in 1982 about the origin of humanity.
At the same time, most Americans believe God had some role in humanity’s development, whether creation looked like the biblical book of Genesis or evolution over millions of years.
Some see the poll results as positive. Others see them as a sign that religion has been stripped from the classroom, including in a place like Kansas, where supporters and skeptics of evolution have clashed for years.
The Gallup poll, released in May, reported that 38 percent…