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poll - believe in God Netherlands - 61.00% - - 1990 Morrison, Alexander B. "Life: The Gift Each Is Given " in Ensign (Dec. 1998). [Orig. source: Sheena Ashford and Noel Timms, What Europe Thinks [1992], pg. 42]; pg. 15. "In one 1990 survey, 61% of respondents in the Netherlands professed a belief in God, compared with 80% in 1947. "
poll - believe in God Scandinavia - 65.00% - - 1976 Popenoe, David. Sociology (5th Ed.). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc. (1983); pg. 432. "According to an international gallup poll taken in 1976, the U.S. is much more religious than most other advanced societies... 94% of Americans believe in God, compared to 65% of Scandinavians. "
poll - believe in God Sweden - 83.00% - - 1947 Zuckerman, Phil. "Atheism: Contemporary Rates and Patterns ", chapter in The Cambridge Companion to Atheism, ed. by Michael Martin, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK (2005) "According to Palm and Trost (2000), when Swedes were asked in 1947 'Do you believe in God?' 83% said yes, 9% said they didn't know, and 8% said no. " [Palm, Irving and Jan Trost. 2000. "Family and Religion in Sweden. " Pages 107-120 in Family, Religion, and Social Change in Diverse Societies, edited by Sharon Houseknecht and Jerry Pankhurst. New York, NY: Oxford University Press]
poll - believe in God Sweden - 80.00% - - 1948 Wuthnow, Robert. The Restructuring of American Religion: Society and Faith Since World War II, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press (1988). [Orig. source: Kean, Charles D. "God, Gods, and Dr. George Gallup " in Christianity and Society (1948, vol. 13, pg. 17-19).]; pg. 17, 323. Pg. 17: "Shortly after the war, Gallup polls revealed that 94% of the public believed in God, a substantially larger share than in England, Holland, Sweden, Denmark or France. "; pg. 323: "the other figures were: England, 83%; Holland, 80%; Sweden, 80%; Denmark, 80%; and France, 66% "
poll - believe in God Sweden - 38.00% - - 1992 Zuckerman, Phil. "Atheism: Contemporary Rates and Patterns ", chapter in The Cambridge Companion to Atheism, ed. by Michael Martin, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK (2005) "According to Palm and Trost (2000), when Swedes were asked in 1947 'Do you believe in God?' 83% said yes, 9% said they didn't know, and 8% said no. In the early 1990s, in response to the same question, only 38% said yes, 16% didn't know, and 46% said they did not. " [Palm, Irving and Jan Trost. 2000. "Family and Religion in Sweden. " Pages 107-120 in Family, Religion, and Social Change in Diverse Societies, edited by Sharon Houseknecht and Jerry Pankhurst. New York, NY: Oxford University Press]
poll - believe in God United Kingdom - 79.00% - - 1965 Zuckerman, Phil. "Atheism: Contemporary Rates and Patterns ", chapter in The Cambridge Companion to Atheism, ed. by Michael Martin, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK (2005) "According to Bruce (2002) and Gill et al (1998), survey data from the 1960s found that 79% of the British held a belief in God... " [Source: Bruce, Steve. 2002. God is Dead: Secularization in the West. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers]
poll - believe in God United Kingdom - 68.00% - - 1995 Zuckerman, Phil. "Atheism: Contemporary Rates and Patterns ", chapter in The Cambridge Companion to Atheism, ed. by Michael Martin, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK (2005) "According to Bruce (2002) and Gill et al (1998), survey data from the 1960s found that 79% of the British held a belief in God, but this dropped down to 68% in surveys taken in the 1990s... " [Source: Bruce, Steve. 2002. God is Dead: Secularization in the West. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers]
poll - believe in God United Kingdom: Britain - 70.00% - - 1991 Wolfe, Alan. One Nation, After All: What Middle-Class Americans Really Think About.... New York, NY: Viking Penguin (1998); pg. 44. "...a 1991 study by Andrew Greeley found that 94% of Americans said they believe in God, in contrast to 70% of Britons and 67% of West Germans. "
poll - believe in God United Kingdom: England - 83.00% - - 1948 Wuthnow, Robert. The Restructuring of American Religion: Society and Faith Since World War II, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press (1988). [Orig. source: Kean, Charles D. "God, Gods, and Dr. George Gallup " in Christianity and Society (1948, vol. 13, pg. 17-19).]; pg. 17, 323. Pg. 17: "Shortly after the war, Gallup polls revealed that 94% of the public believed in God, a substantially larger share than in England, Holland, Sweden, Denmark or France. "; pg. 323: "the other figures were: England, 83%; Holland, 80%; Sweden, 80%; Denmark, 80%; and France, 66% "
poll - believe in God USA - 94.00% - - 1948 Wuthnow, Robert. The Restructuring of American Religion: Society and Faith Since World War II, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press (1988). [Orig. source: Kean, Charles D. "God, Gods, and Dr. George Gallup " in Christianity and Society (1948, vol. 13, pg. 17-19).]; pg. 17. "Shortly after the war, Gallup polls revealed that 94% of the public believed in God, a substantially larger share than in England, Holland, Sweden, Denmark or France. "
poll - believe in God USA - 95.00% - - 1953 Marty, Martin E. Pilgrims in Their Own Land: 500 Years of Religion in America. Boston: Little, Brown and Co. (1984); pg. 425. "Opinion surveys showed that the public regarded religion highly... Over 95% of the people told the polls that they believed in God, and most of them claimed belief in prayer, the Bible, heaven, the church. "
poll - believe in God USA - 94.00% - - 1976 Popenoe, David. Sociology (5th Ed.). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc. (1983); pg. 432. "According to an international gallup poll taken in 1976, the U.S. is much more religious than most other advanced societies... 94% of Americans believe in God, compared to 65% of Scandinavians. "
poll - believe in God USA - 94.00% - - 1983 Popenoe, David. Sociology (5th Ed.). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc. (1983); pg. 446. "Americans today are quite religious, if their answers to social surveys are any indication. Although almost all Americans--94%--believe in God or in a universal spirit, while only 4% explicitly deny the existence of such a being. "
poll - believe in God USA - 90.00% - - 1988 Wuthnow, Robert. The Restructuring of American Religion: Society and Faith Since World War II, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press (1988); pg. 300. "Upwards of 90% of the American population affirms some belief in the existence of God. Such affirmation scarcely answers the question of whether there has been, as some theorists suggest, 'a massive reinterpretation' of the nature of God. "
poll - believe in God USA - 90.00% - - 1989 Wertheimer, Jack. A People Divided: Juadism in Contemporary America. New York: Basic Books (A Division of Harper Collins) (1993); pg. 63. "In a 1989 survey the sociologist Steven M. Cohen asked a sample population of Jews about their belief in God and received skeptical responses from nearly one in five respondents; by contrast, in the general American population, over nine out of ten affirm a belief in God. "
poll - believe in God USA - 94.00% - - 1991 Wolfe, Alan. One Nation, After All: What Middle-Class Americans Really Think About.... New York, NY: Viking Penguin (1998); pg. 44. "...a 1991 study by Andrew Greeley found that 94% of Americans said they believe in God, in contrast to 70% of Britons and 67% of West Germans. "
poll - believe in God USA - 95.00% - - 1994 Reeves, Thomas C. Twentieth Century America: A Brief History. New York: Oxford University Press (2000); pg. 284. "A Harris poll taken in July 1994 revealed that 95 percent of those surveyed believed in God. "
poll - believe in God USA - 95.00% - - 1996 Gallagher, Winifred. Working on God. New York: Random House (1999). [Orig. source: George H. Gallup, Jr. Religion in America (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Religion Research Center, 1996).]; pg. 16. "As the millennium approaches, the experiential, individualistic thread remarked so long ago by Emerson runs brightly through America's religious fabric. Among nations, only India is demonstrably more spiritual. Ninety-five percent of Americans say they believe in God. "
poll - believe in God USA - 96.00% - - 1998 *LINK* "Briefly... " in Hinduism Today International (Apr. 1998) In contrast, 96 percent of Americans believe in God or a Divine Spirit.
poll - believe in God USA - 94.00% - - 1998 Swain, Carol M. The New White Nationalism in America; Its Challenge to Integration. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press (2002); pg. 380. "Pollsters George Gallup and Jim Castelli report that 94 percent of Americans believe in God, 90 percent pray, 88 percent believe that God loves them, and 75 percent say that religious involvement has been a positive experience in their life, with 38 percent saying it has been 'very positive.' " [Original source: George Gallup, Jr., and D. Michael Lindsey, Surveying the Religious Landscape: Trends in U.S. Beliefs (Harrisburg, Pa.: Morehouse, 1999)]
poll - believe in God USA - 96.00% - - 1999 Zelizer, Gerald L. "Gideon Bible reflects how hotels have fallen behind the times " in USA Today, 1 July 1999; pg. 15A. "Nor is the hotel industry intentionally discriminatory. It regards itself as faithfully assisting the 96% of the populace who profess belief in God with a volume of that seemingly deepens that faith. "
poll - believe in God USA - 95.00% - - 2000 *LINK* Gibson, David (RNS). "Is the New Christianity No Longer About 'We' and All About 'Me'? " in Salt Lake Tribune (15 Jan 2000). "Yet religion flourishes. Surveys consistently put the level of Americans' belief in some higher power at close to 95 percent... "
poll - believe in God world 5,760,000,000 96.00% - - 2000 Sawyer, Robert J. Calculating God. New York: Tor (2000); pg. 147. "Of course, it's possible to enjoy the traditions of religion--the ceremonies, the ties with the past--without believing in God... But, in fact, there are millions of Jews who believe--really believe--in God (or G-d); indeed, secular Zionist Judaism was on the wane while formal observance was rising. And there are millions of Christians who believe in the holy threefer of, as one of my Catholic friends occasionally quipped, Big Daddy, Junior, and the Spook. And there are millions of Muslims who embraced the Qur'an as the revealed word of God.

Indeed, even here, at the dawn of the century following the one in which we'd discovered DNA and quantum physics and nuclear fission and in which we'd invented computers... ninety-six percent of the world's population still really believed in a supreme being--and the percentage was rising, not falling. "

poll - believe in God world - - - - 2004 Zuckerman, Phil. "Atheism: Contemporary Rates and Patterns ", chapter in The Cambridge Companion to Atheism, ed. by Michael Martin, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK (2005) "Finally, according to Norris and Inglehart (2004:90), the percentage of people believing in God over the past 50 years has declined by 33% in Sweden, 22% in the Netherlands, 20% in Australia, 19% in Norway, 18% in Denmark, 16.5% in Britain, 12% in Greece, 11% in Belgium, 7% in Canada, and 3% in Japan. " [Source: Norris, Pippa and Ronald Inglehart. 2004. Sacred and Secular: Religion and Politics Worldwide. New York, NY: Cambridge University Pres]
poll - believe in God world 5,879,157,248 92.16% - - 2004 Zuckerman, Phil. "Atheism: Contemporary Rates and Patterns ", chapter in The Cambridge Companion to Atheism, ed. by Michael Martin, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK (2005) "First of all, the sheer numbers; with between 500,000,000 and 750,000,000 non-theists living on this planet today, any suggestion that belief in God is natural, inborn, or a result of how our brains are wired becomes difficult to sustain. Secondly, innate/neural theories of belief in God cannot explain the dramatically different rates of belief among similar countries... It is simply unsustainable to argue that these glaring differences in rates of atheism among these nations is due to different biological, neurological or other such brain-related properties. Rather, the differences are better explained by taking into account historical, cultural, economic, political, and sociological factors (Norris and Inglehart, 2004; Grontenhuis and Scheepers, 2001; Verweij, Ester, and Natua, 1997; Zuckerman, 2003; Bruce, 1999). " [Total world pop., 2005: 6,379,157,361 - 500,000,000 = 'theists']
poll - believe in God world - - - - 2005 Zuckerman, Phil. "Atheism: Contemporary Rates and Patterns ", chapter in The Cambridge Companion to Atheism, ed. by Michael Martin, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK (2005) "Thus, the picture is complicated, making definite predictions of the future growth or decline of atheism difficult. What is clear is that in certain societies, non-belief in God is definitely growing. While most people continue to maintain a firm belief in deities (especially in the most populous countries, there is clear evidence of secularization in many advanced industrial nations (Norris and Ingelhart, 2004; Bruce, 2002). Secularization is specifically evident in the empirically observable decline of belief in God within many western nations. "
poll - believe in God world 5,629,157,376 88.24% - - 2005 Zuckerman, Phil. "Atheism: Contemporary Rates and Patterns ", chapter in The Cambridge Companion to Atheism, ed. by Michael Martin, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK (2005) "Between 500,000,000 and 750,000,000 humans currently do not believe in God... The nations with the highest degrees of organic atheism (atheism which is not state-enforced through totalitarian regimes but emerges naturally among free societies) include most of the nations of Europe, as well as Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Israel. There also exist high degrees of atheism in Japan, Vietnam, and Taiwan. Many former Soviet nations, such as Estonia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Belarus also contain significant levels of atheism. However, atheism is virtually non-existent in much of the world, especially among the most populous nations of Africa, South America, the Middle East, and much of Asia... In many societies, particularly those in Europe, atheism is growing. However, throughout much of the rest of the world - particularly among the poorest nations with highest birth rates - atheism is barely discernible. " [World pop.: 6,379,157,361]
poll - believe in God world - scientists - 75.00% - - 1998 *LINK* web site: Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance (viewed circa Nov. 1998); [Orig. source: Religion Watch newsletter (1998-JUN, Volume 13, #8)] "75% of scientists worldwide believe in God "
poll - believe in heaven USA - 75.00% - - 1985 Wuthnow, Robert. The Restructuring of American Religion: Society and Faith Since World War II, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press (1988); pg. 165. "By the mid 1980s... Seven in ten said they believed in the divinity of Jesus, in life after death, and in heaven, all figures that had scarcely changed at all from the early 1950s. "
poll - believe in heaven USA - 70.00% - - 1991 Wolfe, Alan. One Nation, After All: What Middle-Class Americans Really Think About.... New York, NY: Viking Penguin (1998); pg. 44-45. "...a 1991 study by Andrew Greeley... Americans... 80% believe in the afterlife, 70% believe in the existence of heaven (compared with 57% who believe in the existence of hell)... "
poll - believe in heaven USA - 90.00% - - 1994 Reeves, Thomas C. Twentieth Century America: A Brief History. New York: Oxford University Press (2000); pg. 284. "Gallup pollsters... A 1994 poll found that... nine adults in ten believed in a heaven... "
poll - believe in hell USA - 57.00% - - 1991 Wolfe, Alan. One Nation, After All: What Middle-Class Americans Really Think About.... New York, NY: Viking Penguin (1998); pg. 44-45. "...a 1991 study by Andrew Greeley... Americans... 80% believe in the afterlife, 70% believe in the existence of heaven (compared with 57% who believe in the existence of hell)... "
poll - believe in Jesus Christ Germany - 25.00% - - 1998 *LINK* "Briefly... " in Hinduism Today International (Apr. 1998); original source: Der Spiegel magazine "God is Dead " wrote German philosopher Friedrich Nietzche in the late 19th century. Today, for the first time in history, most Germans believe him. According to a poll by Der Spiegel magazine, only 45% believe in God, and just a quarter in Jesus Christ.
poll - believe in life after death Australia - 61.60% - - 1983 *LINK* McNair Anderson Associates. web page: "Australian Gallup Poll, June, 1983 ". Social Science Data Archives, Australian National University "sampled population consists of persons aged 16 years and over from all federal electorates throughout Australia, excluding the Northern Territory... This poll is based on 2128 interviews conducted over the first two weekends of June 1983. "; Question: "DO YOU BELIEVE IN LIFE AFTER DEATH? "
poll - believe in life after death Italy - 46.00% - - 1981 Robertson, Ian. Sociology (2nd ed.); New York, NY: Worth Publishers (1981) [2nd edition is updated since 1977 1st edition]; pg. 421. "Only a minority of Europeans... believe in life after death: the percentage ranges from 4% in Italy to a mere 35% in Scandinavia; and in Japan only 18% profess this belief. In contrast, nearly 71% of Americans say they believe in life after death. "
poll - believe in life after death Japan - 18.00% - - 1981 Robertson, Ian. Sociology (2nd ed.); New York, NY: Worth Publishers (1981) [2nd edition is updated since 1977 1st edition]; pg. 421. "Only a minority of Europeans... believe in life after death: the percentage ranges from 4% in Italy to a mere 35% in Scandinavia; and in Japan only 18% profess this belief. In contrast, nearly 71% of Americans say they believe in life after death. "
poll - believe in life after death Scandinavia - 35.00% - - 1981 Robertson, Ian. Sociology (2nd ed.); New York, NY: Worth Publishers (1981) [2nd edition is updated since 1977 1st edition]; pg. 421. "Only a minority of Europeans... believe in life after death: the percentage ranges from 4% in Italy to a mere 35% in Scandinavia; and in Japan only 18% profess this belief. In contrast, nearly 71% of Americans say they believe in life after death. "
poll - believe in life after death United Kingdom - 76.00% - - 1986 *LINK* "Religion; Secularisation " web page; "Sociology at Hewitt " site, Hewitt School, Norfolk, UK Martin notes that a 1986 Gallup Poll found that 76% of people polled [in the UK] believed in a "God " and in an "Afterlife ", whilst 96% wished for the continuation of compulsory Relisious Studies in schools (notice the emphasis on the spiritual development of children in the National Curriculum).
poll - believe in life after death USA - 75.00% - - 1948 Wuthnow, Robert. The Restructuring of American Religion: Society and Faith Since World War II, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press (1988). [Orig. source: Barnett, Lincoln. 1948. "God and the American People. " Ladies' Home Journal (November): 37, 230-234.]; pg. 17. "In the same year [1948], a representative study of the nation conducted for the Ladies' Home Journal found that 90% of the public engaged in prayer, 86% regarded the Bible as the divinely inspired word of God, and three-quarters believed in the reality of life after death. "
poll - believe in life after death USA - 71.00% - - 1979 Popenoe, David. Sociology (5th Ed.). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc. (1983); pg. 446. "One survey showed that 71% of Americans believe in life after death, while only 15% disbelieve... (Public Opinion, 1979) "
poll - believe in life after death USA - 71.00% - - 1981 Robertson, Ian. Sociology (2nd ed.); New York, NY: Worth Publishers (1981) [2nd edition is updated since 1977 1st edition]; pg. 421. "Only a minority of Europeans... believe in life after death: the percentage ranges from 4% in Italy to a mere 35% in Scandinavia; and in Japan only 18% profess this belief. In contrast, nearly 71% of Americans say they believe in life after death. "
poll - believe in life after death USA - 75.00% - - 1985 Wuthnow, Robert. The Restructuring of American Religion: Society and Faith Since World War II, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press (1988); pg. 165. "By the mid 1980s... Seven in ten said they believed in the divinity of Jesus, in life after death, and in heaven, all figures that had scarcely changed at all from the early 1950s. "
poll - believe in life after death USA - 77.00% - - 1989 *LINK* O'Reilly, Davis (Knight-Ridder). "More People Than Ever Believe in Life After Death " in Salt Lake Tribune, 23 Oct. 1999 (v. online). "...82% of adult Americans today believe some aspect of them will endure beyond [death]; that's 5 percentage points higher than the 77% reported in every previous decade since pollster George Gallup began asking in the 1930s. "
poll - believe in life after death USA - 80.00% - - 1991 Wolfe, Alan. One Nation, After All: What Middle-Class Americans Really Think About.... New York, NY: Viking Penguin (1998); pg. 44-45. "...a 1991 study by Andrew Greeley... Americans... 80% believe in the afterlife, 70% believe in the existence of heaven (compared with 57% who believe in the existence of hell)... "
poll - believe in life after death USA - 82.00% - - 1999 *LINK* O'Reilly, Davis (Knight-Ridder). "More People Than Ever Believe in Life After Death " in Salt Lake Tribune, 23 Oct. 1999 (v. online). "More Americans probably believe in an afterlife than ever before in this century, according to a new study by the Survey Research Center at the University of California at Berkeley. Jewish belief in life after death has tripled in this century, from 19% among those born in the first decade to 74% among those born in the 1960s. There is little difference in belief between liberal and conservative Protestants; about 86% in every age group believe in an afterlife, and have done so for decades. Belief among those calling themselves Roman Catholic [is] 83%... Even among adults who claim no religious affiliation, belief has increased from 44% to 58% since the mid-1970s... 82% of adult Americans today believe some aspect of them will endure beyond their own big chill... The survey, whose findings will be published in the December issue of American Sociological Review, did not include U.S. Muslims or practitioners of Eastern religions. "
poll - believe in miracles USA - 79.00% - - 1994 Reeves, Thomas C. Twentieth Century America: A Brief History. New York: Oxford University Press (2000); pg. 284. "Gallup pollsters... A 1994 poll found that... 79 percent [of U.S. adults] believed in miracles... "
poll - believe in miracles USA - - - - 1996 Gallagher, Winifred. Working on God. New York: Random House (1999). [Orig. source: George H. Gallup, Jr. Religion in America (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Religion Research Center, 1996).]; pg. 17. "Most Americans also believe in miracles, including more than 70% of those who have postgraduate degrees. "
poll - believe in reincarnation United Kingdom - 35.00% - - 1998 Newport, John P. The New Age Movement and the Biblical Worldview: Conflict and Dialogue, William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan (1998); pg. 46. "Similar surveys taken in the United Kingdom turn up the interesting statistic that 30 to 35 percent of the British population believe in reincarnation. "
poll - believe in reincarnation USA 40,000,000 35.00% - - 1990 Halverson, Dean C. (ed.) The Compact Guide to World Religions; Colorado Springs, Colorado: International Students Inc. (1996). [Publisher is an Evangelical missionary organization.]; pg. 160. "...a poll released by CNN in 1990 estimated that 35% of all Americans beleived in reincarnation. If accurate, this means that roughly 35-40% million people in the U.S. believe in one of the central tenets of the New Age. "
poll - believe in reincarnation USA - 20.00% - - 1991 Melton, J. Gordon, Jerome Clark & Aidan A. Kelly. New Age Almanac; New York: Visible Ink Press (1991); pg. 7, 89. "through the success of theosophical disciples such as Edgar Cayce, reincarnation reached a popular audience... a fact amply demonstrated in recent polls that show a high percentage of Ameicans (some 20 percent) have accepted the idea. "
poll - believe in reincarnation USA - 20.00% - - 1998 Newport, John P. The New Age Movement and the Biblical Worldview: Conflict and Dialogue, William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan (1998); pg. 46. "These impressions are reinforced by Gallup Poll statistics which indicate taht one out of five Americans believes in reincarnation, which is an essential concept of the New Age worldview. "
poll - believe in reincarnation West, The - - - - 1981 Crim, Keith (ed.). The Perennial Dictionary of World Religions. San Francisco: Harper Collins (1989). Reprint; originally pub. as Abingdon Dictionary of Living Religions, 1981; pg. 609. "There seems to be a belief among some people in the West, apparently without any systemic religious foundation, in what may be called random reincarnation. This is part of the widespread emphasis on the occult and the uncanny. There is talk about persons having memories which cannot be explained without recourse to the notion that they are remembering some previous existence. This prior life may have taken place in fairly recent history, or it may go back to antiquity or even to prehistory. But there does not seem to be any organized philosophy behind this belief. "
poll - believe in the Devil Australia - 44.70% - - 1983 *LINK* McNair Anderson Associates. web page: "Australian Gallup Poll, June, 1983 ". Social Science Data Archives, Australian National University "sampled population consists of persons aged 16 years and over from all federal electorates throughout Australia, excluding the Northern Territory... This poll is based on 2128 interviews conducted over the first two weekends of June 1983. "; Question: "DO YOU BELIEVE IN THE DEVIL? "
poll - believe in the Resurrection USA - - - - 1994 Reeves, Thomas C. Twentieth Century America: A Brief History. New York: Oxford University Press (2000); pg. 284. "A Harris poll taken in July 1994... Of the four in five Americans who described themselves as Christians, 85% believed in the virgin birth of Jesus Christ. Even 52 percent of the non-Christians surveyed believed in the Resurrection! "
poll - believe in the virgin birth of Jesus Christ USA - 68.00% - - 1994 Reeves, Thomas C. Twentieth Century America: A Brief History. New York: Oxford University Press (2000); pg. 284. "A Harris poll taken in July 1994... Of the four in five Americans who described themselves as Christians, 85% believed in the virgin birth of Jesus Christ. "
poll - believe in UFOs USA - 48.00% - - 1996 Neimark, Jill. "Dispatch from Dreamland " in Psychology Today (September/October 1997); pg. 52. "A 1996 Newsweek poll confirmed that nearly half of Americans believe UFOs are real and that the government has covered up the evidence, & 29% of the population is convinced we've already made contact with ETs. "
poll - believe in UFOs USA - 48.00% - - 1996 Neimark, Jill. "Do the Spirits Move You? " in Psychology Today (September/October 1996); pg. 50. "Gallup polls show that 69% of Americans believe in angels, half believe they have their own guardian angels, and 48% believe UFOs are real. "
poll - believe it necessary to accept Jesus to be saved USA - 51.00% - - 1964 Wuthnow, Robert. The Restructuring of American Religion: Society and Faith Since World War II, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press (1988); pg. 165. "...despite the fact that the majority of the public believed in the divinity of Jesus, considerably fewer now believed it necessary to accept Jesus in order to be saved (38% in 1981, compared with 51% in 1964). "
poll - believe it necessary to accept Jesus to be saved USA - 38.00% - - 1981 Wuthnow, Robert. The Restructuring of American Religion: Society and Faith Since World War II, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press (1988); pg. 165. "...despite the fact that the majority of the public believed in the divinity of Jesus, considerably fewer now believed it necessary to accept Jesus in order to be saved (38% in 1981, compared with 51% in 1964). "
poll - believe Jesus Christ actually lived USA - 90.00% - - 1988 Wuthnow, Robert. The Restructuring of American Religion: Society and Faith Since World War II, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press (1988); pg. 300. "...nine persons in ten believe Jesus Christ actually lived, seven in ten believe he was truly God, and six in ten think one must believe in the divinity of Christ to be a Christian. "
poll - believe Jesus Christ actually lived USA - 88.50% - - 1999 Woodward, Kenneth L. "2000 Years of Jesus " in Newsweek (March 19, 1999); pg. 54. Graphic with poll results: "What is your religious preference? Percent responding: 62% Protestant; 20% Roman Catholic; 7% No Religion; 4% Non-christian [other]; 3% Jewish "; Other graphic with poll results: "Do you think Jesus Christ ever actually lived? Percent responding 'yes': Christian - 93%; Non-christians - 68%. "
poll - believe personal faith in Christ is only way to heaven USA - 45.00% - - 1979 Popenoe, David. Sociology (5th Ed.). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc. (1983); pg. 446. "The U.S. is overwhelmingly Christian, with 80% in the surveys saying that they believe that Jesus Christ was divine. Further, 45% stated a belief that personal faith in Christ is the only way to reach heaven (Christianity Today, 1979). "
poll - believe religion can answer today's problems USA - 81.00% - - 1957 Reeves, Thomas C. Twentieth Century America: A Brief History. New York: Oxford University Press (2000); pg. 158. "...1952... Five years later... 81 percent of Americans expressed the belief that religion could answer all or most of life's problems. "
poll - believe religion can answer today's problems USA - 65.00% - - 2000 *LINK* Holmes, Cecile S (RNS). "Seeking Spirituality, Americans Are Picking and Choosing Their Religion " in Salt Lake Tribune (12 Feb 2000) "While 65 percent of Americans overall believe religion can answer today's problems... "
poll - believe religion can answer today's problems USA - blacks - 86.00% - - 2000 *LINK* Holmes, Cecile S (RNS). "Seeking Spirituality, Americans Are Picking and Choosing Their Religion " in Salt Lake Tribune (12 Feb 2000) "While 65 percent of Americans overall believe religion can answer today's problems, 86 percent of African-Americans hold that belief. "


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