A poll on public knowledge and acceptance of evolution across several countries can be found on the Guardian website.
The British Council has asked, with the help of Ipsos MORI, over ten thousand adults across ten countries from China to the USA, just what they think of evolution.
The results show that the majority of adults surveyed have heard of Charles Darwin and know at least a little about his theory of evolution. But they also show that there are significant minorities of people who either want nothing to do with evolution - and think it should either not be taught in schools or alongside creationism.
Here are the results:
Heard of Darwin
Agree the scientific evidence for evolution exists
Think evolution should NOT be taught, only other theories
Nothing new here really. There are a few interesting results though. The Chinese population has the highest acceptance of evidence for the theory of evolution (55%) and one of the highest scores for public knowledge of Darwin (90%), yet 19% of Chinese people think evolution should not be taught, as opposed to say Egypt or South Africa where only 8% and 12% are against teaching evolution respectively, even though 92% of Eygptians and South Africans do not agree that the evidence supports it.
Assuming there are no mistakes in how the data was presented, that seems a bit strange. What's going on in China...?