Religion: Tidings

The U.S. is going to the devil, at least according to a study by the Center for Policy Research. The Manhattan-based agency studies social trends, and the findings of a recently published survey show, among other things, a marked increase in belief in the devil. The survey, taken last spring well before the current Exorcist craze, sampled the opinions of 3,546 adults across the U.S. and found that 48% were certain that the devil exists. Another 20% thought his existence probable. In a similar 1964 poll, only 37% of those surveyed were convinced that the devil exists. Clyde Z. Nunn, senior...

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