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79% Believe Jesus Rose from the Dead

Pretty interesting number from Rasmussen. The next question should be "Does this have any effect on your life?":

As Christians gather to celebrate Easter this Sunday, the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 88% of adults nationwide think the person known to history as Jesus Christ actually walked the earth 2,000 years ago. That’s up five points from a year ago. Today, 5% disagree and 7% are not sure.

Eighty-two percent (82%) also believe that Jesus Christ was the son of God who came to Earth and died for our sins. Another 10% think otherwise and 8% aren’t sure.

Nearly as many, 79% believe the central claim of the Christian faith--that Jesus Christ rose from the dead. Only 10% say they do not believe the first Easter resurrection really happened, while 11% are not sure.
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2 comments:

LarryD said...

The article goes on to say that 85% of Catholics believe in the resurrection. Wonder if they're all former students of Rev McBrien...

eulogos said...

82% believe he was God, but only 79% believe he was raised from the dead. That means that 3% believe that it would be too difficult for God, having created the whole shebang out of nothing in the first place, and having managed to incarnate His infinite being in a human body, to raise that body from the dead.

They ought to compare Catholics who go to mass every week with Evangelical Christians. Otherwise it is NOT FAIR!

Susan Peterson


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