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Some people frown on the overexposure Michelangelo granted Adam in his famous rendition of God's creation of the first man (thus the cropped version here). But respondents to a Public Policy Polling survey give God a 71 percent approval for his creation of the universe.

Public Policy Poll: God Commands 52% Approval

Sunday, 24 Jul 2011 12:55 PM

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Let’s put political approval/disapproval ratings aside for a bit and consider this: God commands some impressive approval scores in a Public Policy Polling (PPP) tally, moreso among women than men.

Of course, you’ll also have to set aside the rather jaundiced phrasing of the Democratic-leaning poll’s introduction to its God questions, “If God exists . . . ” not to mention the poll’s reference to God as an “it,” no doubt in a quest for gender neutrality.

With the ground rules established — and let’s just stipulate that the Creator exists, even if PPP won’t — the July 15-17 survey of 928 voters found God receiving a solid 59-9 percent approval rating overall. Not too shabby, considering the fact that the same poll found participants putting Democrats and Republicans in Congress in a statistical tie for approval, at 33 percent each. Democrats’ disapproval is 54 percent and Republicans, 55.

God’s score for creating the universe blows away his (let’s call it a him, just for the sake of argument, or perhaps, to stay out of those debates over whether God is a he or a she) present score, with a very respectable 71 percent approval to a mere 5 percent disapproval. Women are more lenient, giving God a 72 percent approval, compared with just 70 percent from men. And 24 percent just aren’t sure.

Poll participants also endorse his performance with the animal kingdom, where he gets a 56-11 percent opposable thumbs up, as well as his dexterity with natural disasters, at 50-13 percent approval.

Women are more laudatory in both categories, at 55-38 percent approval overall, compared with 48-41 percent among men, and 54-35 percent approval on his handling of natural disasters from women, compared with 45-39 percent among men.

Of course, the figures don’t necessarily add up to 100 percent because, after all, only God is perfect.

Here’s how PPP posed the questions and tallied the responses:

Q7 If God exists, do you approve or disapprove of
its performance?
Approve .......................................................... 52%
Disapprove...................................................... 9%
Not sure .......................................................... 40%
Q8 If God exists, do you approve or disapprove of
its handling of natural disasters?
Approve .......................................................... 50%
Disapprove...................................................... 13%
Not sure .......................................................... 37%
Q9 If God exists, do you approve or disapprove of
its handling of animals?
Approve .......................................................... 56%
Disapprove...................................................... 11%
Not sure .......................................................... 33%
Q10 If God exists, do you approve or disapprove of
its handling of creating the universe?
Approve .......................................................... 71%
Disapprove...................................................... 5%
Not sure .......................................................... 24%

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