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September 19th, 2008 at 5:50 pm

Most People in the U.S. Believe in Guardian Angels

 Most People in the U.S. Believe in Guardian Angels

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More than half of Americans believe they are protected by a guardian angel and two in three are certain that heaven exists, according to a study of US religious beliefs.


The survey, conducted by researchers at the Baylor University in Waco, Texas, asked 350 questions about religion to 1,648 adults across the country.

About 55% said they believed they were protected from harm by a guardian angel, a figure that researcher Christopher Bader said came as a surprise.

 Most People in the U.S. Believe in Guardian Angels

“To find out that more than half of the American public believes this was shocking to me. I did not expect that,” he said.

Nearly 67% said they were “absolutely sure” heaven exists and 17% believed it “probably” does. About 73% of Americans believe in hell, it found. Women are more likely than men to believe in heaven (68% to 56% ), blacks more than whites (86% to 60%), southerners more than easterners (76%to 50%).

Also, political party was linked to religious beliefs, with 77% of Republicans saying they believed in heaven, compared to 54% of Democrats, said the report.

Those who say they do not believe in God – four percent – as well as those who say they have no religion – 11% – were very close to the figures in 2005 survey.

Via The Times


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