Britons unconvinced on evolution
Just under half of Britons accept the theory of evolution as the best description for the development of life, according to an opinion poll.The numbers aren't as bad as in the US, but they're still not good.
Furthermore, more than 40% of those questioned believe that creationism or intelligent design (ID) should be taught in school science lessons.
The survey was conducted by Ipsos MORI for the BBC's Horizon series.
Its latest programme, A War on Science, looks into the attempt to introduce ID into science classes in the US.
Over 2,000 participants took part in the survey, and were asked what best described their view of the origin and development of life:
* 22% chose creationism
* 17% opted for intelligent design
* 48% selected evolution theory
* and the rest did not know.
Memo to the 52%: when Tom Friedman says "The World is Flat" he doesn't mean it literally. I know that probably confused a lot of you.