A peek above our garters to James Hrynyshyn of The Island of Doubt for bringing this survey to our attention.
I’m not even sure what to say about this. There is simply no kind way to tell you that if you fall anywhere but in the 11% bracket, you should be immediately remanded to Kindergarten Science Class. I might be inclined to pardon the 14% of people who answered where the blue line is, as long as “intelligent design” is not capitalized.
General theism of that sort is possible, but I have a sneaking suspicion that many of the people who answered that way were speaking of “Intelligent Design”, the hoax perpetrated by William Dembski, Michael Behe, and the other Discovery Institute folks as a way of circumventing the first amendment and the Supreme Court’s ruling in Edwards v. Aguillard.
That hoax was plainly illegal, it was based on pretend science dressed up in sciency sounding language, consisted of poor theology, and was at its heart deliberately deceptive and pernicious – right up until the D.I. folks got their ass handed to them in Dover, Pennsylvania in December 2005.
At its most generous, this survey indicates that 75% of America is just pig ignorant.