Across party lines in the "Georgia Miscellany" survey, Georgians believe in creationism over evolution, too, with 70 percent of Republicans for creationism, 17 percent for evolution and 13 percent unsure. For Democrats, it was 43 percent for creationism, 33 percent for evolution and 24 percent undecided.
Fourteen months ago, a national Gallup poll showed a slight increase across the county among people believing in creationism. Forty-six percent of the 1,012 adults surveyed said they believed in creationism, which is an uptick of two percent over the last three decades.In Georgia, belief in creationism over evolution is not just a matter of faith -- it can have political ramifications as well. During last year's election, a write-in campaign for "Charles Darwin" was launched against Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA-10) after he said evolution was a "lie straight from the pit of hell." Broun easily won reelection, but continues to be dogged by that and other controversial statements in his bid to secure election to the senate seat being vacated by Saxby Chambliss.
Where do you stand on the issue? Are you among the 53 percent of Georgians overall who believe in creationism? Why or why not? Let us know in the comments.
Patch Editor Kristi Reed contributed to this story