Friday, February 19, 2010


The University of Texas just published a poll conducted with the help of the Texas Tribune. The following was taken right from the report:

Nearly a third of Texans believe humans and dinosaurs roamed the earth at the same time, and more than half disagree with the theory that humans developed from earlier species of animals.

I don't think the same of New York Republicans, but is anyone surprised that Republicans in Texas are more likely than Democrats to believe this stuff? When you combine the two categories; Conservatives and supporters of Kay Bailey Hutchison, the numbers go up dramatically.

Here are some other fun "facts" taken from the report:

  • 38 percent agreed with the statement "God created human beings pretty much in their present form about 10,000 years ago."
  • 22 percent said life has existed in its present form since the beginning of time
  • 51 percent disagreed with the statement, "human beings, as we know them today, developed from earlier species of animals."
  • only 41 percent know that humans did not live at the same time as the dinosaurs

This is why I've always said that you couldn't run a New York Republican in Texas any more than you could run a Texas Democrat in New York. I will close with the funny comment at the bottom of the article from the comedian Lewis Black: Texas should focus on teaching kids that "The Flintstones" is not a documentary.

Check out the Tribune article here...

Meet the Flintstones | The Texas Tribune


Anonymous said...

Can't we settle our national debt by selling that state?

Anonymous said...

The beliefs of Texans are not as different from the beliefs of the US as whole as one would assume. A Harris Poll done is December 2009 found that only about 45% of people nationwide believe in evolution and a little over 40% believe in creationism.

Anonymous said...

4:54 I think you can separate people into two groups: those that believe in evolution and those who don't. Once that's settled, you can disregard whatever denomination of whatever cult they follow because they are all based on the same concept.
I don't see a difference between Catholics, Jews and Muslims because they all look to something that isn't there when they should be thinking about the here and now.

Mike wont post this one.

Anonymous said...

Looks like the republican voters in Texas are leaning toward their current Governor Perry over Hutchison as he has embraced the John Birch Society and all the other Tea People heading toward the primary. Selling Texas is looking better every day.