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78% of Britons support Darwin?

Well, that’s my conclusion from the poll commissioned by the UK theological think tank, Theos.

However, the headlines give a different message.  The UK Telegraph declared Poll reveals public doubts over Darwin’s theory of evolution. The intelligent design (ID) proponent Discovery Institute’s blog claimed 51% Percent of British Public Doubts Darwin; 10-20 % Attend Church. And the poll sponsors Theos summarised the data from the poll as Half of Britons sceptical about evolution.

The Telegraph headline was picked up and promoted by some other anti-evolution blogs (e.g. Popularity Poll; How to get up Richard Dawkins’ nose; Survey suggests a third of the UK population believes a god created the earth within the last 10,000 years; Poll: 51% of UK Pubic Accept Intelligent Design).

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