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Mar 14 2010
New poll: Most Americans believe in divine intervention

A new poll of over 1700 American adults reveals that the majority ( 82 percent) say they “depend on God for help and guidance in making decisions.” And 71 percent believe that good or bad events are “part of God’s plan for them.’’

See the article and more results:

Interestingly, the comments below the article show that the vast majority of people who read the NYTimes and comment on it DON'T believe in divine intervention. A couple of my favorite comments:

"Do not underestimate the power of never having to take responsibility for your mistakes and their effects on your life and the lives of your friends and family. That’s the power of God." - MM

"I wish God would stop getting involved with “American Idol” and instead work on that world peace thing, or the whole helping-us-figure-out-how-to-cure-cancer thing." - a reader

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