According to a recent Pew survey, 21 percent of atheists in the United States believe in â€œGod or a universal spirit,â€ and 8 percent are â€œabsolutely certainâ€ that such a Being exists. Sam Harris, author of Letter to a Christian Nation and The End of Faith, wonders if they were also â€œabsolutely certainâ€ they understood the meaning of the term â€œatheist.â€
Since that really didn’t make any sense, he recently conducted a much more detailed poll of atheists and devout Christians through his website. Some of the results were as expected, others were a bit shocking. The results can be viewed via the links below. “For each statement the number of respondents averaged around 5000, 80-90% of whom were atheists. The numbers of Christian responses ranged from 254-787.”
Some of the finds include:
The links above show MANY MANY more results. The volume of charts showing the differing view is a lot to scroll through. However, it does provide insight into the difference of belief among those who completed the survey and is definetly worth checking out.