1. Faith

    GOP's Belief in Evolution Falls

    A man walks past a sign showing the evolution of man in a business district in downtown Tokyo November 17, 2008. Japan slid into its first recession in seven years in the third quarter as exports crumbled, and some analysts said an escalation in the global financial crisis may have put the economy on course for its longest ever contraction. REUTERS/Michael Caronna (JAPAN) - RTXAOFA

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    The partisan gap is growing and not just in Congress. In the last four years, Republicans have turned away from the theory of evolution, while Democrats have embraced it. According to a new poll by the Pew Research Center, 43 percent of Republicans believe in evolution, down from 54 percent in 2009, while 67 percent of Democrats believe in the theory, up from 64 percent. Overall, 60 percent of Americans believe that life evolved over time.

    Read it at Pew Forum