More than half of randomly surveyed adults -- 57 percent -- said God's intervention could save a family member even if physicians declared treatment would be futile. And nearly three-quarters said patients have a right to demand that treatment continue.
What year is this again?
Now, couple this with the recent report on whether Americans are science-savvy enough to make an informed decision, and then you look at the 2008 Science and Engineering Indicators on the public's understanding of science, and you can understand why I have such a skeptical view of science acceptance by the public. They'll use it, and they'll depend on it, but don't count of them having any degree of acceptance and understanding of it.