58% of Southerners believe in miracles

Premier Christian Radio are reporting a ‘vox pops poll’ which reveals the following:

Questions asked of 1,500 men and women.

March to May 2012. Southern England. Non specific age groups

1. Do you believe in Miracles?

YES 58%
NO 26%
UNSURE 16%

2. Do you know anyone who claims to have witnessed a Miracle?

YES 55%
NO 45%

3. Have you personally witnessed what you believe to be a Miracle?

YES 32%
NO 68%

I’ve asked Premier for information on the sample and a link to the research.

It strikes me that the term “miracle” is rather ambiguous; however, if we were to view it as an event not explicable by natural or scientific laws, then this would be significant.

If “miracle” is defined as simply a highly improbable serendipitous event, then this is less significant.

I’ll update if I get a response from Premier.

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2 Responses to “58% of Southerners believe in miracles”

  1. Gordon Says:

    Will they include “catholic” miracles or UFO sightings? This could be very broad indeed.

  2. webmaster Says:

    That’s eactly right Gordon, I suspect the definition of “miracle” is in the eye of the beholder.

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