Best Correction: Economist on Evolution

There is a somewhat surreal correction in the current Economist with respect to evolution and America:

Correction: Evolution

Feb 12th 2009
From The Economist print edition

In "Unfinished business", published on February 7th, we said in the United States a Gallup poll found that only 15% of people agreed with the proposition that "humans developed over millions of years", up from 8% in 1982. The figures should have been 14% and 9% respectively. This was corrected online.

In other words, the situation is even worse than you think, albeit not statistically significantly so.

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