WASHINGTON (AP) — Religious Americans are less likely than others to believe some things that most scientists consider facts, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll.
The survey asked people to rate their confidence in several statements about science and medicine.
Overall, about 4 in 10 say they are not too confident or outright disbelieve in man-caused global warming, that the Earth is 4.5 billion years old or that life on Earth evolved through natural selection, and more than half of those surveyed question the Big Bang theory.
The poll also found that confidence in evolution, the Big Bang, the age of the Earth and climate change decline sharply as faith in God rises. Likewise, those who regularly attend religious services or are evangelical Christians express much greater doubts about scientific concepts they see as contradicting their faith.