What do Americans make of evolution? It's complicated. A surprising new HuffPost/YouGov poll shows that while most of us accept the theory of evolution as scientific fact, some think that God guided the process — and many want to see that idea taught in public schools.
Twenty-five percent of those polled think that humans and other species evolved over time "without the guidance of God." Another 14 percent said humans and other species "existed in their present form since the beginning of time." But 46 percent said that humans and other living things have "evolved over time with the guidance of God."
What do science-minded people make of the results? Bill Nye told The Huffington Post in an email that the poll shows "people can see and accept evolution as a fact of life, and at the same time they feel there is a higher power in their lives. Phrased this way, there is no conflict between any religion and science."