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Canadians Moving Towards Creation
Private | 8/8/08 | I. Juby

Posted on 08/08/2008 8:17:24 PM PDT by Liberty1970

Angus-Reid Poll shows majority of Canadians believe in Evolution, but....

Terry Beh recently brought this poll to my attention (Terry operates an excellent "Fossil news" e-newsletter than anyone can sign up for - just email him at

Two polls were conducted in July 2008 & June 2007. Here's the average results from across Canada for the July 2008 survey: "Human beings evolved from less advanced life forms over millions of years:" 58% "God created human beings in their present form within the last 10,000 years:" 22% "Not sure:" 20%

Source: Angus Reid Strategies Methodology: Online interviews with 1,007 Canadian adults, conducted on Jul. 29 and Jul. 30, 2008. Margin of error is 3.1 per cent.

You'd think I'd be disappointed right now, but wait for it.....

The June 2007 poll was the same poll that was spurned by the opening of Canada's first permanent creation museum, the Big Valley Creation Science Museum, and this is simply a follow-up poll. (see the first poll here:

Another poll (actually taken before the Angus-Reid poll) was more specific, and took into account the theistic evolution position:

This of course lined up better with other polls, with the majority of the population believing in a Creator God, if you include the theistic evolutionists.

The Toronto star had called asking for my opinion on this poll then, and I'll repeat it here: The numbers are about what I would expect. Why? Every poll taken shows that the majority (in both Canada and the US) believe in a creator God - so why does this poll show the majority believing evolution? It's because of the wording of the questions: The question relating to evolution would include theistic evolutionists - that is those who believe God used evolution. In fact, you'll notice when you read the June 2007 poll that they had a second question about dinosaurs and humans living together, and the majority believed they did! (42% agreed, 37% disagreed) This flies in the face of evolutionary belief, and reflects the beliefs of the theistic evolutionists.

Strangely, though this poll is a repeat of last year, they left off that second question pertaining to dinosaurs and humans living together for this poll - I wonder why? There is also a couple of very noteworthy changes in stats between the two polls: Alberta was the only province that had more people choose creation over evolution. What a coincidence! Alberta is home to the Big Valley Creation museum, Creation Truth Ministry's creation museum, and the Bow Island Creation museum, as well as home to the largest dinosaur museum in the world, the pro-evolution Royal Tyrell museum.

But that's not all - let's praise the Lord together because we now are seeing the effectiveness of Creation museums! There was a whopping turn-over in opinion in Alberta in the past year - the year following the opening of two permanent creation museums in Alberta! Last year 58% of Albertan pollsters believed evolution, whereas a mere 28% believed God created human beings in their present form in the last 10,000 years, while 14% weren't sure. Clearly the majority believed in evolution and rejected the young-earth creation model.

Now check out the major turnover in this year's poll of Albertans: 37% believed we evolved (down 21 points from 58%!), 40% believed in a young earth creation (up 12 points from 28%), and 23% said they didn't know (up 9 points from 14%)!

Congratulations to Harry Nibourg (owner of the Big Valley Museum), Vance Nelson (Owner of the Creation Truth Museum) and Larry Dye (owner of the Bow Island museum) - you've had a profound impact on the beliefs of Albertans - let's work on the rest of Canada now.

TOPICS: Apologetics; Current Events; History; Religion & Science
KEYWORDS: canuckluddism; creation; evolution; museum; polls
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To: Liberty1970

Creation museums - promoting falsehoods and Lying for the Lord. They do their best to essentially tell people not to think, but simply believe. It’s the best way to keep the ignorant and the desperate filling the plate.

21 posted on 08/14/2008 6:15:37 AM PDT by doc30 (Democrats are to morals what an Etch-A-Sketch is to Art.)
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No Nazi references. he was just showing that creation museums use classical proaganda techniques since all they have are lies and deceptions to make their points.

22 posted on 08/14/2008 6:19:44 AM PDT by doc30 (Democrats are to morals what an Etch-A-Sketch is to Art.)
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