http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17879317/site/newsweek/?from=rss The poll: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17875540/site/newsweek/ Myself I find a number of the poll results very alarming, to say the least: - 48% of the Americans still think God created us about 10000 years ago. - 13% of the agnostics/atheists think so too!... - 39% still don't know that the theory of evoultion is well-supported by evidence. - 48% don't know any atheist personally. - Only 47% think US is now more accepting of atheism than in the past. - 26% think that atheists cannot be moral persons. - Only 14% of the republicans think religion has too much influence on politics. - Only 42% of the democrats think religion has too much influence on politics. Assuming this poll gives a correct picture of the Americans, how scared should we be, considering that US is the world's most powerful nation at the moment? Since the situation is like this despite several decades in world leading position, is it really reasonable to think it's a passing problem that will fade within foreseeable time? Or maybe some of you won't agree with me these results are a problem at all? Note that this is not, what some people here like to call, an "America-bashing" thread, since it's based on facts (assuming the poll was correctly constructed). Neither is it intended to be a religous debate; it's about pseudoscience, narrow-mindedness and secularization.