Sunday, April 24, 2011
So Many People Believe in the Resurrection!
Friday, April 22, 2011
Today is the day Christians remember the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, who 78% of all Americans believe to be the son of God who came to Earth to die for our sins.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of American Adults shows that only 13% of Adults do not share that belief.
Seventy-four percent (74%) believe Christ was resurrected from the dead, while 14% disagree. Another 11% are not sure.
Eighty-three percent (83%) also believe that the person known to history as Jesus Christ did actually walk the Earth roughly 2,000 years ago. Eight percent (8%) do not believe this to be true.
All of these findings are generally in line with surveys stretching back to Easter 2006.
Women tend to believe more strongly than men in all cases.
As in past years, Evangelical Christians believe more strongly in the divinity and resurrection of Christ than other Christians do. Among Evangelicals, 100% believe Christ was the son of God, and 98% believe he was resurrected from the dead.
Eighty-six percent (86%) of other Protestants and 87% of Catholics believe Jesus is the son of God who came to Earth to die for our sins. Eighty-four percent (84%) of Catholics believe Jesus rose from the dead, as do 82% of non-Evangelical Protestant adults.
Those who attend religious services more regularly feel stronger about the divinity of Christ and His resurrection than those who attend less often.
Last December, 70% of Americans who celebrate Christmas said they recognize it as a religious holiday celebrating the birth of Christ rather than a secular one.
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