In US, 77% Believe in Angels

Poll reveals even majority of non-Christians believe
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 23, 2011 12:21 PM CST
In US, 77% Believe in Angels
Most Americans believe these are real, according to an AP-GfK poll.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Hark! A sizable majority of Americans believe the herald angels really might be practicing their chorus. A new AP-GfK poll shows that 77% of adults think angels are real. That’s significantly lower than the 92% who professed belief in God in a May poll, but a lot higher than the 34% of people who said, in a 2007 poll, that they believe in non-religious fantastical entities like ghosts or UFOs.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, 88% of Christians and 94% of those who attend weekly religious services buy into the existence of angels, but they weren’t alone; a majority of non-Christians and 4 in 10 of those who never attend religious services believe as well. Interestingly, those over 30 are more likely than younger adults to think they exist. (Read more angels stories.)

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