In a survey last month, more than 12% questioned preferred creationism - the idea God created us within the past 10,000 years - to any other explanation of how we got here. Another 19% favoured the theory of intelligent design - that some features of living things are due to a supernatural being such as God. This means more than 30% believe our origins have more to do with God than with Darwin - evolution theory rang true for only 56%.
The survey in question was carried out by OpinionpanelResearch. The full results are available here.
What is interesting is the narrow range of options given for question 1:
People have different explanations about life on earth and how it came about. Which of these statements best describes your view?
The 'evolution theory' - Humans developed over milliosn of years from less advanced forms of life. God has no part in this process (56%)
The 'creationist theory' - God created humans in their present form within the last 10,000 years. (12%)
The 'intelligent design theory' - Some features of living things are best explained by the intervention of a supernatural being, e.g. God. (19%)
Don't know/ other (13%)