Religious Beliefs of American Adults, 2008

 

A Harris Interactive® Poll of 2,126 American adults on the Internet, taken Nov. 10-17, 2008, found that 80% of Americans believe in God.

Harris Interactive®, Nov. 2008

Category

Believe In

Don’t Believe

Not Sure

God

80%

10%

9%

Miracles

75%

14%

12%

Heaven

73%

14%

13%

Jesus is God or the Son of God

71%

17%

12%

Angels

71%

17%

12%

The resurrection of Christ

70%

18%

13%

Life after death

68%

15%

17%

The Devil

59%

27%

14%

Hell

62%

24%

13%

The Virgin Birth

61%

24%

15%

Darwin’s theory of evolution

47%

32%

22%

Ghosts

44%

39%

17%

Creationism

40%

31%

29%

UFOs

36%

39%

25%

Witches

31%

54%

14%

Astrology

31%

51%

18%

Reincarnation

24%

53%

23%

 - Sources:  Gallup Poll®, 07/28/08, and Harris Interactive®, 12/10/08.