Americans Believe in God
"... while nine out of 10 believe God exists, nearly three in 10 believe in a version of the diety other than the God portrayed in the Bible. About one in four "have moved closer to a 'New Age' interpretation of a supreme being,"", according to George Barna, a polster of religious views, from California. [Source: Courier Journal, see bottom]
2 % There is no God
3 % There are many gods
3 % Everyone is God
4 % Don't know
8 % Realization of human potential
11 % Higher state of consciousness
69 % Perfect, all-powerful Creator
93 % God exists
89 % Believe in prayer and do it sometimes
87 % Religious faith is very important in their life
85 % Consider themselves Christian
78 % Pray in a typical week
68 % Have felt God in their lives
67 % Have made a personal commitment to Christ
8 % Believe astrology can predict the future
7 % Crystals are a source of supernatual power
35 % Protestant
29 % Catholic
21 % Christian
2 % Jewish
8 % Atheist
2 % Mormon
1 % Muslim
2 % Other
The Courier-Journal, Louisville, KY.
Sunday, August 18, 1996, page 1 col. 2; page 16 col. 4.
Americans Believe in God -- in Their Own Way.
Statistics from: George Barna, a polster of religious views, from California.
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