A recent Gallup poll regarding American views on creation and evolution returned some unprecedented results.
The acceptance of Creationism, the belief that God made humans as they are today and did so roughly 10,000 years ago, has hit its lowest point since Gallup began asking the question 35 years ago.
Only 38 percent of the respondents chose it to describe their understanding of how we all ended up here.
The same percentage of people picked a more hybrid explanation of life as we know it, agreeing that gradual change over very long periods of time has occurred, but adding that God has been guiding the process.
19 percent believe in evolution as a stand-alone explanation of human existence.
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In a release about the poll results, Gallup notes, "This is the first time since 1982 — when Gallup began asking this question using this wording — that belief in God's direct creation of man has not been the outright most-common response."
Education-level questions asked during the creation or evolution poll revealed that those who had attended college were more apt to give a response involving evolution, be it divinely assisted or not.
While education certainly appears to have a great influence on how one explains life at large, a survey by the Pew Research Center conducted in 2014 suggests that people's overall views on religion are changing.
After questioning 35,000 people, the center found, "that the percentages who say they believe in God, pray daily and regularly go to church or other religious services all have declined modestly in recent years."
It also learned, "A growing share of Americans are religiously unaffiliated, including some who self-identify as atheists or agnostics as well as many who describe their religion as 'nothing in particular.'"