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Public Poll Results

Here you will find the results of polls from the past. They are arranged by topic and give the date the poll was taken.


Do you think the God of the Bible would communicate to us in this hidden fashion?

Yes 14%
No 71%
Maybe 15%

Do you think the phrase found in the Bible, "sealed until the time of the end," refers to the discovery of this code?

Yes 11%
No 66%
Maybe 23%

This poll was conducted during the period of July 1 to September 20, 1997.


The current law in Israel, given the Orthodox Jewish influence, requires the immediate reburial of unearthed human remains.
Do you think that archaeologists who uncover ancient human skeletal remains, should be permitted to scientifically examine them for a limited period of time before reburial?

Yes 85%
No 15%
Maybe 0%

This poll was conducted during the period of September 21 to October 10, 1997.

As Halloween approaches, houses and stores are decorated with ghosts and ghouls, skeletons and witches.
Is this festival a harmless relic of ancient superstition?

Yes 25%
No 75%
Maybe 0%

Should a practicing Christian participate in Halloween festivities?

Yes 16%
No 70%
Maybe 14%

This poll was conducted during the period of October 11 to November 24, 1997.


Christmas is a celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.
Do you believe that Christ was born on December 25th?

Yes 5%
No 95%
Maybe 0%

How many Magi (wise men) were there?

3 26%
12 0.05%
We don't know 74%

This poll was conducted during the period of November 24 to December 29, 1997.


Concerning the gender-neutral Bible translation debate It is argued that it is a distortion of Scripture when translators use gender-neutral phrases to replace precise, lexically correct English equivalents.
Do you believe this is true?

Yes 79%
No 12%
Maybe 9%

Is translating the inclusive he as they surrendering to a feminist agenda?

Yes 73%
No 17%
Maybe 10%

This poll was conducted during the period of December 30 to February 28, 1998.


As the new millennium, approaches, many thinkers have predicted the demise of religion as human understanding and technology advances.
Do you believe that state-sponsored atheism or science will prove to be religion's undoing?
Yes 11%  No 76%
Somewhat 13%

Throughout history, scientific discoveries have clashed with religious beliefs.
Do you think such conflicts will increase, decrease or stay the same in the future as technological advances such as cloning raise controversial ethical/moral questions?

Increase 60%
Decrease 8%
Same 32%
This poll was conducted during the period of February 28 to June 11, 1998.

Which translation of the Bible do you use most often?

King James Version 29%

New King James 13%

New American Standard   14%

New Revised Standard   6%

JPS Tanakh 5%

New American 3%

New Jerusalem 1%

New International 20%

Other 9%

This poll was conducted during the period of June 11 to November 30, 1998.

The Bible has been called the premier literary work of Western civilization.

Do you believe that the Bible is the actual word of God?

Yes 79%
No 18%
Maybe 3%

Do you think the Bible should be taken literally?

Yes 70%
No 26%
Maybe 4%

This poll was conducted during the period of December 1 to April 16, 1999.


Dominating the pages of the New Testament are Jesus and Paul. Renewed study into these men has added new insights into their teachings and the context of their lives.

Do you think that the teachings of Paul were an extension of or are consistent with those of Jesus?

Yes 74%
No 17%
Maybe 9%

Do you think Paul was the actual founder of Christianity as we know it today?

Yes 26%
No 66%
Maybe 7%

This poll was conducted during the period of April 17, 1999 to March 31, 2000.


When the Dead Sea Scrolls Bible differs from our standard traditional Hebrew text, which should we give weight to? The older or the traditional?

Older 71% Traditional 19%
Don't Know 10%

This poll was conducted during the period of April 1 to September 12, 2000 1999.


What should Jerusalem's future be?

Vatican-style 25%
Divided 4%
Israeli control 70%
Palestinian control 1%

This poll was conducted during the period of September 12, 2000 to April 20, 2002.


Do you think Christianity today is anything like the New Testament Church of the first century?

Yes 7%
Somewhat 76%
No 17%

Do you think it matters?

Yes 72%
No 17%
Maybe 11%

This poll was conducted during the period of April 20, 2002 to March 31,2003.


Hershel Shanks and Ben Witherington have now published their findings of what has been called the most important archaeological discovery concerning Jesus and his family. The ossuary was shown publicly in Toronto in November 2002.

Do you think the ossuary and its inscription are authentic?

Yes 70%
No 20%
Haven't a Clue 5%

Does this finding change your view of Jesus' family?

Yes 17%
No 80%
Maybe 3%

This poll was conducted during the period of March 31, 2003 to January 17, 2004.


A Publishers Weekly article reported that according to polls most people may not actually read their Bibles, but they seem more than ready to read about the Bible. There are so many books about the Bible that covering them would require a book of its own.

How much of the Bible have you read?

All of It 72%
About Half 9%
Areas of Interest 9%
Little or None 10%

Do you read the Old and New Testaments Equally?

Yes 69%
No 31%

Is the Old Testament Relevant to Us Today?

Yes 78%
No 11%
Maybe 11%

This poll was conducted during the period of January 17, 2004 to March 2, 2007.


Do you think they have found the tomb of Jesus?

Definitely 5%
Good Possibility 4%
Certainly Not 88%
Maybe 3%

This poll was conducted during the period of March 3, 2007 to January 31, 2008.

These polls are not scientific and reflect the opinions of only those Internet users who have chosen to participate. The results cannot be assumed to represent the opinions of Internet users in general, nor the public as a whole.

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