Please read the article: In US, Belief in Creationist View of Humans at New Low
If Gallup is correct, then in the United States: non-theistic evolutionism saw no growth in adherents; theistic evolutionism grew in adherents and young earth creationism declined in adherents.
If the Gallup poll is accurate in its results, the obvious explanation is:
- The evolutionists may have stepped up their evolutionary indoctrination in American public schools and are now indoctrinating students at an earlier age. On a more positive note, Betty Devos (who is the new Secretary of Education for the Trump administration) is pushing for more school choice which could expand the number of private religious schools which teach biblical creation. . Also, homeschooling has been expanding in the United States.
- The growth of the Hispanic Catholic population which believes in theistic evolution
- The growth of Muslim in the United States as Muslims are creationist, but not young earth creationist.
- The US/Britain have not seen any growth in the number of atheists in the last few years (Please see the articles Why 2017 will be a terrible year for American atheists and UK hits peak secular. Northern Europe and France previously hit peak secular ).
- The Southern Baptist Convention has stagnated in the USA and is seeing a decline in membership.
There are some positive happening though when it comes to creationism and young earth creationism in terms of their number of adherents: the growth of hispanic evangelicalism in the United States and Latin America, the growth of creationism in Europe; the global growth of creationism; the global growth of evangelicalism, the global decline of atheism/agnosticism in the 21st century (see: Global atheism statistics).
Johns Hopkins University Press indicated in 2014: "Over the past forty years, creationism has spread swiftly among European Catholics, Protestants, Jews, Hindus, and Muslims, even as anti-creationists sought to smother its flames."
In 2014, the Vancouver Sun reported:
Creationism, a religious world view that adamantly rejects Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, is on the rise among evangelical Protestants and most of the world’s Muslims.It is not only the majority of residents in Muslim countries such as Pakistan, Indonesia and Turkey who strongly reject the teaching that humans and other species evolved over millions of years from less complex creatures. So do tens of millions of evangelical Christians in North America (as well as South America and Africa).
Overall, [Nidhal Guessoum, a Middle Eastern physics and astronomy professor] who teaches at the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates, estimates roughly 60 per cent of the world’s Muslims are creationists, including many living in the U.S. and Canada.
Even though poll results about evolution vary based on the questions asked, Salman Hameed reported in the journal Science that strong anti-evolution majorities exist in Turkey, Indonesia, Malaysia, Egypt and Pakistan. The latter is among Canada’s top six source countries for immigrants...
An Angus-Reid survey found 43 per cent of Americans accept the creationist teaching that the Earth is less than 10,000 years old, which means they reject the...view the universe began roughly 13 billion years ago.
For more information, please see: 15 questions that evolutionists cannot satisfactorily answer