Americans have little doubt about the scientific evidence that smoking can cause cancer. However, a larger portion of Americans still question some of the basic concepts of modern science, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.
CBS News reports that in the survey, with a representative sample of 1,012 U.S. adults age 18 or older, respondents were asked to rate their confidence in several statements about science and medicine.
The survey revealed that overall, Americans show more skepticism than confidence in the scientific concept that a Big Bang created the universe 13.8 billion years ago.
There was also considerable doubt about the science behind global warming and the age of the Earth, according to the report.