Americans' belief in popular theories and myths

This survey, conducted by Harris Poll across the United States in November 2013, shows the share of Americans who believe in popular theories and myths. 74 percent of respondents stated they believed in God.

Share of Americans who believe in the following theories and myths

Share of respondents
Jesus is God or the Son of God68%
The resurrection of Jesus Christ65%
Survival of the soul after death64%
The Devil58%
The Virgin birth (Jesus born of Mary)57%
Darwin’s theory of evolution47%
Reincarnation – that you were once another person24%
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Release date

April 2014


United States

Survey time period

November 2013

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

The source worded the question as follows: "Please indicate for each one if you believe in it, or not".
Note: Percentages may not add up exactly to100% due to rounding.
The source does not specify the number of respondents.

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