Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Irrationality Abounds in America

Yes, I know the headline statement will hardly come as a shock to you. Nor will these results:

But a recent poll from the Public Religion Research Institute and Religion News Survey shows some support for his original sentiment: 16 percent of Americans agree that natural disasters are a sign from God, while 22 percent mostly agree.

A slight majority — 51 percent — disagreed natural disasters are a sign from the Almighty. Yet a slightly larger majority, 56 percent, said they believe God is in control of everything that happens in the world.

Frankly, I’m surprised that it’s that low.