Bad journalism, courtesy the BBC?

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Britons unconvinced on evolution

You’d think that an article with that headline would mean that over half of Britons do not believe in evolution.

But then you read the article and the stats:

Over 2000 participants took part in the survey, and were asked what best described their view of the origin and development of life:

* 22% chose creationism
* 17% opted for intelligent design
* 48% selected evolution theory
* and the rest did not know.

When given a choice of three theories, people were asked which one or ones they would like to see taught in science lessons in British schools:

* 44% said creationism should be included
* 41% intelligent design
* 69% wanted evolution as part of the science curriculum.

Look at how they layed out these figures. The biggest one, evolution, is always at or near the bottom of the list. And what if this very new idea of intelligent design was not an option in the survey?

Of course not everyone in Great Brittain believes in evolution. But it is still the most believed theory, which is a fact that for some reason the BBC does not want to publicize.

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