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64% Believe Jesus Christ Rose From the Dead

Friday, March 29, 2013

Easter is Sunday, and most Americans still strongly believe that Jesus Christ rose from the dead on that day.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 64% of American Adults believe Jesus rose from the dead, while 19% reject the central Christian tenet of the Resurrection. Seventeen percent (17%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on March 23-24, 2013 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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