Gallup released a poll taken this year with the headline:
- In 1981 9% of Americans felt that God had no part in the origin and development of us.
- This year, this percentage more than doubled to 19%.
- However, this means that 81% of us still think that God had some influence. That is, there is a God.
- If your education was high school or less, only 12% thought God had no part in this process, while 48% believed God created humans in our present form within the last 10,000 years.
- If you were a college graduate, 27% had no part in the process, while "only" 24% ascribed to the 10,000 year creation.
- If you had no religious preference, 57% felt God had no part in our creation and 9% believed we were created 10,000 years ago.
- In 1973 73% of Americans believed in an afterlife.
- In 2014 89% of Americans believed in an afterlife.
- 51% believed in God.
- 51% believed in an afterlife.
- 93% of Indonesians (primarily Muslims) believed in God:
- Russia (10%)
- China (14%)
- India (24%).
- There is no God?
- France (39%)
- Sweden (37%)
- Japan (33%)
- Germany (31%)
- Life will cease after death:
- South Korea (40%)
- Spain (40%)
- France (39%)
- Japan (37%)
- Human beings were created by God:
- Saudi Arabia (75%)
- Indonesia (57%)
- South Africa (56%)
No recent polls, but:
In 2009, the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press polled members of the American Association for the Advancement of Science on belief in a higher power. The study found that 51 percent of members polled expressed such a faith, compared to 95 percent of the American public. Additionally, the National Academy of Science charted belief in God as low as 5.5 percent among biologists and 7.5 percent among physicist and astronomers in a 1998 study.
- More than 80% of Americans believe in God and the Afterlife.
- Only 5.5% of biological scientists in the National Academy of Science believe in God.
According to NOAA, Hurricane Fernanda is a Category 4 storm at 130 MPH:
Here is another version that shows Hawaii in the path of Fernanda: