LiveScience is reporting a new study in Science today which shows:
A comparison of peoples' views in 34 countries finds that the United States ranks near the bottom when it comes to public acceptance of evolution. Only Turkey ranked lower.
Even more disturbingly the study finds that acceptance among Americans of natural selection as the explanation for how the diversity of life on earth arose is falling:
The study found that over the past 20 years:
The percentage of U.S. adults who accept evolution declined from 45 to 40 percent.
The percentage overtly rejecting evolution declined from 48 to 39 percent, however.
And the percentage of adults who were unsure increased, from 7 to 21 percent.
The whole disheartening article here.