Wednesday, March 10, 2010

God Helps with Personal Decisions, Most Americans Say

The results from 2 recent national surveys of Americans and their beliefs about God's involvement in their everyday lives is published in the March issue of the journal Sociology of Religion.  Here are some highlights from the new findings:

    * 82 percent of participants reported that they depend on God for help and guidance in making decisions.
    * 71 percent said they believe that when good or bad things happen, these occurrences are simply part of God's plan for them.
    * 61 percent indicated they believe God has determined the direction and course of their lives.
    * 32 percent agreed with the statement: "There is no sense in planning a lot because ultimately my fate is in God's hands."

You can read the article that mentions all of this, here.

You can find the journal itself, here.

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