Majority of Americans Doubt the Big Bang

www.newser.com Published: April 21, 2014
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Americans aren't really sold on scientific consensus, according to Newser.com.

A new AP-Gfk poll finds that while the public generally believes scientists on issues of personal health—just 4%, for example, doubt that smoking causes cancer—there's widespread doubt on bigger picture subjects.



A slim majority (51%) said they doubted the Big Bang theory, for example, and about 40% had their doubts that the Earth is 4.5 billion years old, the theory of evolution, or that the Earth is warming due to human activity, Newser reports.

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