It’s not a big revelation that the United States lags behind most countries in how its educational system teaches math and science. However, this rift is apparently not helped by “the politicization of science and the literal interpretation of the Bible by a small but vocal group of American Christians,” according to Michigan State University researcher Jon Miller. His team’s findings were quite surprising:
A comparison of peoples’ views in 34 countries finds that the United States ranks near the bottom when it comes to public acceptance of evolution. Only Turkey ranked lower.
That’s just embarrassing. The article goes into much more detail and shows data for the rest of the countries studied.