Poll: 57 Percent of Americans Believe Devil Exists

| by Michael Allen
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According to a new poll, 57 percent of Americans believe that the devil exists.

Black people, 72 percent, and women, 61 percent, are most likely to believe that Satan is alive, according to the survey by YouGov.

YouGov's national poll about exorcism also found that 65 percent of Republicans think the devil is real, while 55 percent of Democrats agree.

Of the major religions that believe the devil exists, Christians spike at 80 percent, while only 25 percent of Muslims and 17 percent of Jews support the idea of an actual demonic being, notes the Washington Examiner.

The survey also found that 42 percent of Americans believe it is possible for humans to be "occasionally" possessed by the devil and 51 percent say folks can be possessed by the devil “or some other evil spirit.”

When it comes to actual exorcism, which is the casting out of demonic spirits, YouGov found that 46 percent believe it works, but 19 percent said "no."

Source: Washington Examiner and YouGov