Too Many Americans Don't Believe These Basic Facts

by Natalie Lubsen on Apr 28, 2014 | Views: 149 | Score: 2
% of Americans who are "Not too/ not at all confident" this is true
The Earth is heating up, mostly due to man-made greenhouse gases37
Life on Earth evolved through natural selection42
The Universe began with a big bang 13.8 billion years ago51
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Natalie Lubsen
Natalie Lubsen on Apr 23, 2014 8:41 PM said:

While a recent poll reveals that 82% of Americans are confident that smoking causes cancer, it also reveals that a lot of Americans are pretty ignorant when it comes to basic scientific facts about evolution, global warming, and the big bang.

Jacob Jedamus-Denu
Jacob Jedamus-Denu on Apr 29, 2014 1:34 PM said:

Cool chart, you inspired me to create the one below. It looks like Americans aren't nearly as supportive of darwinism as countries like China and Russia are, even though 17.5% more adults have heard of Darwin's theory in the United States, compared to China or Russia.…

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