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Poll on Prayer

  • 91% of women pray, as do 85% of men.
  • 94% of blacks, and 87% of whites
  • 32% regularly feel a deep sense of peace. 12% never experience this.
  • 26% regularly sense the strong presence of God. 21% never do.
  • 15% regularly receive a definite answer to a specific prayer. 27% never have; 25% have once or twice.

Sources: Poloma and Gallup, “Varieties of prayer”: Greeley, Norc, Newsweek: January 6, 1992

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