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Poll: God's approval rating at 52%

Poll: God's approval rating at 52%

By KSL.com | Posted - Jul. 29, 2011 at 8:30 p.m.



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SALT LAKE CITY -- A recent poll shows Americans give God a 52 percent job performance approval rating. Only 9 percent of respondents disapprove.

God's performance

Approve Disapprove Not sure
52% 9% 40%

The survey asked, "If God exists, do you approve or disapprove of its performance?"

A blogger for Public Policy Polling, which conducted the survey, wrote, "(The results are) hardly a surprise considering the vast majority of the country believes in an infallible deity, but some of the crosstabs are quite interesting."

The poll also asked about God's creation of the universe, handling of the animal kingdom, and handling of natural disasters.

God's handling of natural disasters

Approve Disapprove Not sure
50% 13% 37%

But Rabbi Shmuley Boteach explained to CNN that he's "surprised" God's approval rating is so high. He thought some people would not be so quick to approve of God's handling of natural disasters.

Pollsters surveyed 928 American voters for the results, which have a margin of error of plus or minus 3.2 percentage points.

The Huffington Post points out that God's approval rating was higher in the poll than that of all members of Congress and media mogul Rupert Murdoch.

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