A third of Russians think sun revolves round earth
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The standard of education in modern day Britain is often criticised. But it appears to be working a lot better than in Russia. A survey published this week suggests that 32% of Russians believe that the sun revolves around the earth, and reject the idea of a sun-centred solar system. This is a 4% increase from when a similar survey was conducted by the Russian Center of Public Opinion Research in 2007. The survey also highlighted the prevalence of other scientific superstitions in the country. 55% of Russians believe that radioactivity is a human invention and 29% believe humans lived in the era of dinosaurs. Women are more likely than men to believe scientific superstitions, the survey found. The survey was conducted in January among 1,600 people in different regions, with a 3.4-percent margin of error.