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Only 50 percent of young Americans believe in the devil

SatanJust 50 percent of young Americans believe in the devil, according to a poll released on Tuesday.

YouGov, a polling website, conducted a survey on exorcism and possession and found that just half of 18-29-year-olds believe in Satan, a smaller percentage than in any other age bracket. That’s seven percentage points lower than the general public, and 12 percentage points lower than 45-64-year-olds.

There’s a ten-point gap between those with only some college education and those who have graduated, with 58 percent and 48 percent believing in the devil, respectively.

Republicans, women and African-Americans were also more likely to believe in the lord of the underworld. A whopping 72 percent of blacks believe in the devil, compared to 54 percent of white Americans. And 61 percent of women believe in Satan compared to 53 percent of men.

Unsurprisingly, Christians — of all denominations — were more likely to believe in the devil than any other religion.

YouGov surveyed 1,000 American adults on Sept. 12-13. The margin of error for the online poll was +/- 3 percentage points.

(h/t The Washington Examiner)


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