The Electric Commentary

Tuesday, June 15, 2004


This was a poll taken of 1,011 actual grown-ups in America. I bet some of them went to school and have jobs and everything. The poll provides no information on what percentage think Santa Clause is literally a fat guy in red that brings you presents at X-Mas.

ABC News PrimeTime Poll. Feb. 6-10, 2004. N=1,011 adults nationwide. MoE ± 3. Fieldwork by ICR.

"I'm going to ask about a few stories in the Bible. [See below.] Do you think that's literally true, meaning it happened that way word-for-word; or do you think it's meant as a lesson, but not to be taken literally?"

"The story of Noah and the ark in which it rained for 40 days and nights, the entire world was flooded, and only Noah, his family and the animals on their ark survived."
60% Literally True
33% Not Literally True
7% No Opinion

"The creation story in which the world was created in six days."
61% Literally True
30% Not Literally True
8% No Opinion

"The story about Moses parting the Red Sea so the Jews could escape from Egypt."
64% Literally True
28% Not Literally True
8% No Opinion


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