Originally Posted by Mayo
U.S. confirmed just about as Creationist as it was 30 years ago:
The rest of the details in the crosstabs fall into place exactly where you'd expect: Being a Republican and attending religious service religiously are both highly correlated with being a Creationist, and education is highly inversely correlated.
This is just terrifying to me.
It is hard for people to all of a sudden stop believing what they have been fed since birth.... just like santa and the easter bunny, it is easy to accept for most until the parents actually break the news to them.
For others, it is a source of "feeling good" or whatever.... and I would guess for some, the thought of no heaven or afterlife scares the **** outta them and it is just easier to believe than face the fact that they might just turn to dust and leave no spirit behind.