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Do angels and heaven exist? Here's what most Americans think

A new poll surveyed U.S. adults on their beliefs in angels, prayer, and things that can't be explained by science.
Do angels and heaven exist? Here's what most Americans think
Posted at 8:30 AM, Jul 29, 2023

Nearly 70% of U.S. adults believe in angels and heaven, according to a new AP-NORC poll.

About 8 in 10 Americans agree that some things cannot be explained by science or natural causes. 

In addition, 72% believe in the power of prayer. 

"People are yearning for something greater than themselves — beyond their own understanding," said Jack Grogger, a chaplain for the Los Angeles Angels and a longtime fire captain who has helped people in some of their darkest moments, according to the Associated Press

Grogger, who also pastors a nondenominational church in Orange, California, said people find comfort in angels. 

But the belief in heaven and angels is greater than those who believe in hell, 58%, and those who think the devil exists, 56%. 

Half of U.S. adults believe that the spirits of those who have crossed over can interact with the living.

AP-NORC's poll also found that 42% of people in the U.S. believe that spiritual energy can be rooted in physical objects. 

About a third of Americans believe in reincarnation, astrology, and yoga as a spiritual practice.


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