Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
I wish they would phrase the question a bit differently(like asking are there aspects of evolution you accept?), pretty sure you would get different answers. I personally think christians as a whole have no problem with evolution except when it's used as a battering ram against their beliefs, and we all know it's the first arrow in the atheist quiver. I'm not going to argue against evolution, but it still doesn't make me any less certain of a creator who is responsible for everything. Even atheist would have to agree that whatever began the Universe HAD TO BE SUPERNATURAL, and that of course means something that is outside of nature. Something that no atheist has an answer for. All they have is faith that they know, which is just what christians are going on: faith. BOTH sides taking a leap in the dark, and you never hear atheist/liberals at least admit that they have no better answers for our existence then religious people do, evolution or no evolution. So they should acting like evolution explains it all, it doesn't.
If you understood how evolution works, that would actually be obvious. Sex is how genes are passed from one generation to the next, after all, so whoever has the most sex passes on the most genes.
Evolution 101: Sexual Selection
And here's the good folks at Berkeley telling you all about how organisms supposedly mutate.
The effects of mutations
Clearly, I meant from one generation to the next, not me randomly growing a third eyeball at age 30.
Here you have a number of sources:
Herculano-Houzel S (2009). The human brain in numbers: A linearly scaled-up primate brain. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 3(31). doi:10.3389/neuro.09.031.2009
Orca, S. (2009, Nov 30). The race to reverse engineer the human brain. H + Magazine. Retrieved from The Race to Reverse Engineer the Human Brain
Randerson, J. (2012, Feb 28). How many neurons make a human brain? Billions fewer than we thought. The Guardian. Retrieved from How many neurons make a human brain? Billions fewer than we thought | James Randerson | Science | theguardian.com
Williams, Robert W. (2000). "Mapping Genes that Modulate Mouse Brain Development: A Quantitative Genetic Approach". In: Mouse brain development (Goffinet AF, Rakic P, eds), Springer Verlag, New York, pp 21–49.
Or you could just google it. The answer is between 80 and 100 billion.
Then you asked how I knew those neurons had to be arranged a certain way. Well, think about if they weren't, you would just have a gooey blurb of neurons. But, as we know, the brain is made up of neurons, and the brain has defined structures, with each structure having a defined function. Source:
Brain Structures and Their Functions
Therefore, the specific arrangement of neurons is critical to having a working brain.
"But 33 percent reject the idea of evolution, saying that "humans and other living things have existed in their present form since the beginning of time," Pew said in a statement."
One-third of Americans reject evolution, poll shows
If it were framed differently, to be more specific, you would end up with a heck of a lot more people saying they don't believe in Evolution. And there was no bashing of beliefs in that question. Either we evolved from other species, share some ancestors with other species on this planet, or we have always been like we are now and Evolution is false. There isn't any religion bashing in that. It is simply stating the most basic facts of Evolution and whether a person believes them.
"A woman is like a teabag, you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.