Re: SOC: US Belief in Miracles

From: Randy Smith (
Date: Sun Apr 23 2000 - 20:15:19 MDT

>Subject: SOC: US Belief in Miracles
>Date: Sun, 23 Apr 2000 20:52:02 EDT
>Here's an Easter-topical note:
>Poll: 84 Percent Believe in Miracles
>.c The Associated Press
>WASHINGTON (AP) - Better than eight of 10 Americans believe that God
>miracles, and almost half believe they have experienced or witnessed one, a
>Newsweek magazine poll has found.
>The poll, released Saturday, reported that 84 percent of Americans have
>in divine miracles, and 79 percent believe in the reality of miracles
>described in the Bible. Also, 48 percent have personal experiences with
>miracles, and 63 percent said they know of people who have.
>Kenneth L. Woodward, author of recently released ``The Book of Miracles,''
>writes in the magazine's edition on newsstands Monday: ``Miracle stories,
>ancient and modern, do two things: They explain the ways of God to the
>faithful, and they are the means by which believers experience the presence
>of God.''
>Overwhelmingly, the poll showed, those who believe in miracles are
>Christians, 90 percent of whom are believers. Almost all Evangelical
>Protestants - 98 percent - are believers.
>Sixty-seven percent of respondents said they have prayed to God or a saint
>for miracle, mainly for a cure or recovery for a loved one in a health
>For the poll, Princeton Survey Research Associates interviewed 752 adults
>telephone on April 14. The margin of error is plus or minus 4 percentage

Is it bad to think that all these people are just sheep, or villagers.
Well, I guess that is what I think.
So, what percentage of the readers of this list believe in miracles, I

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