Why are Americans more religious than Canadians and Europeans?
According to a survey by Angus Reid Public Opinion (angus-reid.com), 61 per cent of Canadians and 69 per cent of Britons think human beings evolved from simpler life forms. In The Netherlands, Germany and New-Zealand, these numbers are even higher (see skepsis.nl). As for the US, just 30 per cent of Americans agree.
Meanwhile, almost fifty per cent of Americans think God created people in the past 10,000 years, a belief commonly known as "creationism" that is shared by only 22 per cent of Canadians, 17 per cent of Britons and about 7 per cent of the Dutch.
Where do these differences come from?