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Americans do not believe much in Scientific Discoveries
As per recent GfK Public Affairs & Corporate Communications survey, 30 percent of Americans believe that Big Bang actually happened with 51% questioning the theory. People raised their concern on the fact that universe was created 13.82 billion years ago and has been expanding rapidly ever since formation.
Survey involved online interviews of 1,012 adults with margin of sampling error of 3.4% points for all respondents. Science and Engineering Indicators Survey has been conducted for the past 34 years by the National Science Foundation.
About 4% Americans doubt that smoking causes cancer with 6% raising question on whether mental illness is a medical condition that affects the brain. Also, 8% Americans are not sure that there is a genetic code inside our cells with 15% doubt on the safety and efficacy of childhood vaccines.
About 27% of volunteers voted that they are extremely confident that our earth is 4.5 billion years old. 36% expressed concern that they are not at all confident with the theory.
Randy Schekman, of the University of California Berkeley and Nobel Prize winner, said: "Science ignorance is pervasive in our society and these attitudes are reinforced when some of our leaders are openly antagonistic to established facts".
Latest research has suggested that evolution, climate change, and the Big Bang theory are more supported by Democrats compared to Republicans. Robert Lefkowitz, of Duke University and 2012 Nobel Prize winning biochemistry Prof., said when facts are put against faith, they cannot argue against faith.