God's Approval Rating: 52%

Almighty gets high marks for creation, but loses points on natural disasters
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 22, 2011 11:16 AM CDT
A new political approval poll also investigated public opinion about God, finding just 52% of people approve of God.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Forget presidential and congressional approval polls. The left-leaning Public Policy Polling has finally asked the big question: "If God exists, do you approve or disapprove of its performance?" Some 52% approve of the job God is doing; 9% disapprove; and 40% are unsure, reports the Atlantic Wire. By comparison, John Boehner and both congressional Republicans and Democrats all got 33% approval ratings—with Rupert Murdoch getting a dismal 12%. Obama's approval rating was not measured.

God scored top marks for creating the universe, with 71% giving that job the thumbs up; 56% approve of God's "handling of animals." Perhaps surprisingly, 50% approved of the way God handles natural disasters.

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