A new poll by CBS News indicates when it comes to the origin of men and women, most Americans reject the theory of evolution and believe they were created by God.

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According to the survey, “51 percent say God created humans in their present form, and another three in 10 say that while humans evolved, God guided the process. Just 15 percent say humans evolved, and that God was not involved.”

Participants were given three options from which to choose about origins:

1. Human beings evolved from less advanced life forms over millions of years, and God did not directly guide this process;

2. Human beings evolved from less advanced life forms over millions of years, but God guided this process;

3. God created human beings in their present form.

The results indicate those most likely to believe in only evolution are liberals (36 percent), those who rarely or never attend church services (25 percent), and those with at least a college degree (24 percent).

Most Americans, by a 67-29 percent margin, think it’s possible to believe in both God and evolution.

The survey was taken via telephone from a nationwide random sample of 808 adults Oct. 3-5, and has a margin of error of plus or minus four percentage points.

In the wake of the CBS poll, America Online is conducting a similar interactive poll.

When asked “How were humans created?” participants in the unscientific survey responded:

  • By evolution alone: 37%;

  • By God in our present form: 32%

  • By evolution, with God’s guidance: 31%.

    AOL also asked “Is it possible to believe in both God and evolution?”

    With 105,000 respondents, 70 percent said yes, while 30 percent said no.

    “How can anyone disagree with evolution with so much evidence out there?” asked one AOL user in an associated messageboard. “I don’t see any evidence of how God got here.”

    “Did God create liberals?” asks another. “No. Liberals clearly evolved, by accident, from apes. Dumb apes. The average American liberal shows no hint of intelligent design. No wonder liberals are pro-Darwin.”

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