Interesting survey on science, religion and origins out of MIT/Boston University over at The MIT Survey on Science, Religion and Origins: the Belief Gap .
The opening paragraph on the web page with the survey (and PDF version of the longer paper) says:
We present a detailed survey of how different US faith communities view origins science, particularly evolution and Big Bang cosmology. We find a striking gap between people’s personal beliefs and the official views of the faiths to which they belong. Whereas Gallup reports that 46% of Americans believe that God created humans in their present form less than 10,000 years ago, we find that only 11% belong to religions openly rejecting evolution. This shows that the main divide in the origins debate is not between science and religion, but between a small fundamentalist minority and mainstream religious communities who embrace science. The fact that the gap between personal and official beliefs is so large suggests that part of the controversy might be defused by people learning more about their own religious doctrine and the science it endorses, thereby bridging this belief gap.
That last part is pertinent – while denominations may sit comfortably with scientific theories of origins, the punters in the pews might have quite a different point of view: Maybe from a sense of disconnection from the denomination (or a distrust of it), a range of views outside of the ‘official’ denominational one, a lack of teaching of core doctrines and their relationships to science etc., or the influence of ‘extra-denominational’ teaching and media.