On Darwin's 200th Birthday, Only 39% of Americans Believe in Evolution
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Charles Darwin, who invented the theory of evolution, was born on Feb. 12, 1809. Marking the 200th anniversary of his birth, Gallup has a new poll out showing that " only 39 percent of Americans say they 'believe in the theory of evolution,' while a quarter say they do not believe in the theory, and 36 percent don’t have an opinion either way":
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Matt Corley is a research associate for the Progress Report and ThinkProgress.org at the Center for American Progress.