Skip to comments.Poll: Half of Americans believe people can be possessed by the Devil or spirits
Posted on 09/18/2013 2:14:55 PM PDT by Kip Russell
These are the topline results of a YouGov survey of 1000 US adults interviewed September 12 - 13, 2013 on exorcism and possession. The results show that half of Americans believe in possession although most say it happens infrequently. The margin of error is 3%.
(Click here to see full tables and demographic crossbreaks)
Do you personally believe in the existence of the Devil or not? Yes . . . 57% No . . . 28% Dont know . . .15%
Do you believe someone can be possessed by the devil or some other evil spirit? Yes . . 51% No . . .28% Dont know . . 20%
How often do you think people are possessed by the devil? Very Frequently . . . 6% Frequently . . .9% Occasionally . . 29% Rarely . . . 45% Never . . .11%
Some churches have a ceremony called exorcism, which is designed to drive the Devil or evil spirits out of a person. Do you believe in the power of exorcism or not?
Yes, I believe in the power of exorcism . . . 46% No, I dont believe in the power of exorcism . . .19% Dont know . . . 36%
ROTFLOL good bet he got a good tinkle from that. Im on the got to go.
No, the other half are "possessed". :-)
. . . plus a good share of the idiots who voted for them. When combined with the half of Americans who believe people can be possessed by the Devil or spirits, that adds up to nearly 100%.
She and eyegore are my favorite characters in that oh so funny movie.
That's why they vote for DEMONRATS.
I believe Luke was originally in Greek and was written by a Gentile widely also thought to have written Acts.
The other half are what Malachi Martin referred to as the "perfectly possessed".
I’ve seen the Exorcist 167 times and it keeps getting funnier every single time I see it!
Very informative book.
God had blessed America because it was a shining star on the hill of mankind. Marxists, anarchists, and Islamists separately and sometimes together (as in the current era) take what it good and pure and knowingly and purposely destroy it. Those three groups are actual evil in masquerade.
While that might be true, the Hebrew translation is revealing, is it not?
saved persons cannot be possessed by a demon. They have Jesus Christ AND the Holy Spirit in them, plus God gives them a new spirit that fights against their old sin nature. There is no way a demon can possess them and make them do anything.
UNSAVED people can be possessed by demons. They have no such protection of the Living God living inside them.
Ed Shultz too. Maybe Howard Dean. Those guys are truly nutterbutters.
H’mmm, no mention if they believe in bottled spirits.
Rat Party activists prove it beyond all doubt.
Why do they need a poll on this?
The Demoncrats rejected God three times at their convention:
Pretty much proves the proposition in itself.
Pretty well documented during the life of Christ.
No reason to believe it doesn’t continue to this day.
“Saved persons cannot be possessed by a demon...... They have Jesus Christ AND the Holy Spirit in them, plus God gives them a new spirit that fights against their old sin nature..... There is no way a demon can possess them and make them do anything...UNSAVED people can be possessed by demons.... They have no such protection of the Living God living inside them...
Well said...Although I think a Born-Again person can be influenced by demons though I agree not possessed....Have a family member who is a practicing witch and I know from experience possession is real...Had to completely cut them out of our life....Very evil and disturbed....Let go and let God was my only recourse....
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