When will the Enlightenment return? According to a Pew Research Poll: http://pewresearch.org/pubs/1105/darwin-debate-religion-evolution, there is a correspondence between one’s religion in America, and whether one accepts Evolution. Buddhists, Hindu, and Jewish at the top; and evangelical prots, Mormons, and Jehovah’s Witnesses at the bottom. No surprises there.
The article also contains some definitions and graphs.
On local boards of education setting science standards: would you choose treatment at a hospital where the staff, procedures, budget, and equipment were selected by a group of local non-medical people, who were elected by popular vote?
I wonder what acceptance vs education level would produce? The Wiki article states that only about 48% of those polled could identify the correct definition of Evolution from a pick list.
N.B.: the poll uses the word ‘believe’; I use ‘accept’.