57% believe in the devil, 72% for blacks, 61% for women
A majority of Americans believe in the devil, especially blacks and women, according to a new national poll about exorcism.
The YouGov survey found that 57 percent believe the devil lurks; 72 percent for African Americans and 61 percent for women. Republicans said the devil exists more than Democrats, 65 percent to 55 percent.
The poll coincides with terrible headlines again filled with disasters, killings and reports that the new Pope Francis is obsessed with the devil and exorcisms.
At least 42 percent believe people are occasionally possessed by the devil and a full majority, 51 percent, said people can be possessed by the devil “or some other evil spirit.” [snip]
That explains the state of the Nation.