Religion: Statistics

Urbane, but making little effort to conceal his happy mind, the Rev. Charles Stelzle, Chairman of the Church Advertising Department, International Advertising Association, last week made public with extensive comment the results of a ten-day "nation-wide" religious poll, just concluded. One hundred fifty-three city newspapers from Manhattan to Seattle had asked their readers such forthright questions as: "Do you believe in God?"† "Do you think that religion in some form is necessary?" To the first, 91% answered yes; to the second 87% yes. In fact all the proportions were almost equally favorable to the cause, unless one excepts the 58%...

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