A new poll asks “Do you think the thoery of Intelligent Design should be taught in our education system? Respondents to this on line poll were given the options: Yes, No, Not Sure, and What is it?

The results show that nearly 90 percent of respondents oppose teaching ID in schools.

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Almost no one was unsure, and just under six percent claim to not know what ID is.

The poll was conducted by Expelled The Movement, a MySpace group.

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Comments

  1. #1 J
    April 25, 2008

    “What is it?”

    Teach the controversy! ;-D

  2. #2 Screechy Monkey
    April 25, 2008

    Nice framing, Greg!

  3. #3 student_b
    April 25, 2008

    Nice framing!

    ————

    Btw. since “conventional wisdom” usually declares polls who are in favor of those who conducted it untrustworthy, I hereby declare this poll ultra-credible(TM)!
    ;)

  4. #4 ecoli
    April 25, 2008

    “no” has double that, now.

  5. #5 ecoli
    April 25, 2008

    “no” has double that, now.

  6. #6 ecoli
    April 25, 2008

    sorry for the double post, internet hiccup.

    You guys do realize that the poll was most likely spammed, though, right?

  7. #7 YDOAPS
    April 25, 2008

    It’s got over 21000 votes for “No” now.

  8. #8 minusRusty
    April 25, 2008

    You guys do realize that the poll was most likely spammed, though, right?

    PZ (and his machine) had nothing to do with it. Nothing at all…

    -Rusty

  9. #9 Inoculated Mind
    April 25, 2008

    I just watched the Ben Stein on Hannity (and Colmes), and I’ve got to say, Alan Colmes is such a weak arguer. He throws up his hands when Ben Stein disputes him. It would have helped if Colmes read more about the distortions that the film makes about Charles Darwin.

    Still, great to see Ben Stein say it’s all about religion. Makes our jobs easier.

  10. #10 ecoli
    April 25, 2008

    “PZ (and his machine) had nothing to do with it. Nothing at all…

    -Rusty”

    It actually (at least in part) may have been some of my fellow ScienceForums.net people. But this is seriously a joint effort.

  11. #11 Evelyn Brown Garrett SoD
    April 25, 2008

    Knowing that the We of an Intelligent Mind Soul, are Beings of a …t an Old Sold passing through, with something important to say �.�

  12. #12 Skemono
    April 25, 2008

    Voted just now. Current results:

  13. #13 J-Dog
    April 25, 2008

    I think the 97% response against the teaching of ID in schools should be sent to every elected official in the US. And on an ID friendly site too! Tsk Tsk.

  14. #14 HP
    April 25, 2008

    Of course PZ sent his readers there. But Stein and Mathis sent their readers there as well, and everyone who watched the movie and googled it online went there too.

    It’s ludicrous to dismiss the people sent there by PZ’s blog as insignificant. In terms of organization and commitment, the numbers are on the side of science.

    What people don’t realize, when they see surveys that 60% or more believe in creationism, is that for the vast majority of Americans, their so-called faith is a mile wide and an inch deep. If faith became unfashionable, the average American would abandon it in a heartbeat. They may say they support ID, but only in the way they support whoever’s winning on American Idol. Most people just don’t care.

    Most people don’t feel strongly enough to vote in an online poll. And of those who do care enough, they are overwhelmingly in favor of science and secularism.

  15. #15 Blake Stacey
    April 26, 2008

    Yes: 799 (0.36%)
    No: 217302 (98.62%)
    Not sure: 165 (0.07%)
    What is it?: 2094 (0.95%)

  16. #16 Science Avenger
    April 26, 2008

    …Alan Colmes is such a weak arguer. He throws up his hands when Ben Stein disputes him.

    Of course he does. He’s not supposed to argue strongly. He’s paid to pretend to play seriously, but lose to the “superior” conservative positions. He’s the Washington Generals of politics.