Who believes in evolution?

Not a majority of the British, according to a recent MORI poll commissioned by BBC Horizon (see also a related quote from Lord Martin Rees).

Of about 2,000 people asked what best described 'their view of the origin and development of life', a little less than half (48%) chose evolutionary theory. Of the rest, 22% chose creationism, 17% opted for intelligent design and the rest said they didn't know.

And although a healthy majority (69%) wanted evolution taught as part of the science curriculum, a surprising 44% said creationism should be included as well, and 41% wanted to see children explosed to intelligent design.

You can read more about this poll in a recent article on BBCi.