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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

The Latest Poll

Here is a quick snapshot of contemporary American religious thought:

42% are not "absolutely certain" God exists, which is up 8% from last year.

76% of Protestants, 64% of Catholics, 30% of Jews are "absolutely certain" God exists.

93% of Christians who describe themselves as "Born Again" are "absolutely certain."

As to God's gender: 36% say male, 10% say both male and female, 1% say female, 37% say neither male nor female.

Asked whether God has a human form, 41 percent said they think of God as "a spirit or power than can take on human form but is not inherently human."

As to whether God controls events on Earth, 29 percent believe that to be the case while 44 percent said God "observes but does not control what happens on Earth".

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