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Half of all Americans believe they are protected by guardian angels, one-fifth say they've heard God speak to them, one-quarter say they have witnessed miraculous healings, 16 percent say they've received one and 8 percent say they pray in tongues, according to a survey released Thursday by Baylor University.
The wide-ranging survey of 1,648 adults, who were asked 350 questions on their religious practices last fall, reveals a significant majority who are comfortable with the supernatural.
“Mystical experiences are widespread,” said Rodney Stark, co-director of Baylor University's Institute for Studies of Religion.
“I'd have guessed 15 percent instead of 55,” he added, referring to the 55 percent who claimed angelic protection. “This is the taboo subject in American religion. No one studies it, but there is a lot of it out there.”
I wonder if such a number increases in the times of planetary strife and turmoil?
Originally posted by tsEnigma
Angels, demons, aliens, same thing...
Interdimensional, Not interplanetary
Originally posted by Chadwickus
I didn't realise that half the population of America consisted of only 824 people. I'm sure it was closer to a figure of 301,139,947
Originally posted by d11_m_na_c05
Half of American voted for George bush TWICE .. Nuff said .