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Archive for April, 2010
Traditional Christian beliefs continue to resonate with large swaths of Americans: 70 percent believe in a personal God, according to the 2008 American Religious Identification Survey, and nearly a third believe the Bible is the actual word of God that should be taken literally, according to recent Gallup polls. Another 47 percent believe the Bible is divinely inspired.
Another 47 percent? Nice of the Post not to begin a sentence with a numeral, but not so nice to avoid the gaffe by prepending a word that obscures the meaning of the numbers. I’ll resist the temptation to draw possible Venn diagrams, in part because I don’t know how to represent 117 percent of Americans.