46 percent of Americans "[is] the proportion who described themselves in a Gallup poll in December as evangelical or born-again Christians." President Bush has said that he doesn't believe in evolution (he thinks the jury is still out). President Reagan felt the same way, and such views are typically American. A new Gallup poll shows that 48 percent of Americans believe in creationism, and only 28 percent in evolution (the rest aren't sure or lean toward creationism). According to recent Gallup Tuesday briefings, Americans are more than twice as likely to believe in the devil (68 percent) as in evolution.
Source: Kristof, Nicholas D., "God, Satan, and the Media," The New York Times, Op-Ed, March 4, 2003, A27