A while back, this survey was going around. It shows that lots of people believe in creationism. I think it wildly underestimates the number of creationists.
According to the survey about 22% of people don’t believe that God was involved in creating humans. What does this 22% believe? My guess is many of those in this 22% are among the strongest believers in human neurological uniformity HNU: "given the genetic history of the human species, global equality in any quantitative trait – physical or behavioral – is about as likely as dropping a handful of quarters and having them all land on edge."
Believers in HNU would seem to believe that some mysterious force intervened in the process of evolution many thousands of years ago. This force acted to ensure that all populations of humans – regardless of how isolated they were from one another and how differently other traits diverged across these populations – evolved the exact same mental qualities/abilities. In other words, the evolutionary optimal IQ for people in Norway 30,000 years ago is exactly the same as the evolutionary optimal IQ for someone in Nigeria 30,000 years ago. It’s science.
If these people were honest, they would admit that they believe in God and that they’re creationists. Instead, they call themselves scientists, despite the fact that clearly stating their idea immediately demonstrates its absurdity. Hence, if you state the idea clearly, you will be dealt with.
I’d estimate the true number of creationists in our society is closer to 95-98%. Of course, the most destructive ones, are the ones who generally aren’t considered creationists.