BBC Article Sep 2018
- Three in five UK adults say they believe some form of miracle is possible, a survey commissioned by the BBC has suggested.
- Nearly half of those questioned on behalf of BBC Local Radio admitted to praying for a miracle at some time.
- However, when it comes to the miracles of Jesus, nearly half say they do not believe he did miraculous things.
- Market research firm Comres surveyed 2,002 British adults by telephone between 16 and 26 August.
- The survey suggested:
- 62% of British adults believe some form of miracle is possible today
- Nearly three-quarters aged 18-24 say they believe some form of miracle is possible today, more than any other age group
- 43% say they have prayed for a miracle
- 37% of British adults who attend a religious service at least monthly say they believe the miracles of Jesus happened word for word as described in the Bible
- Half of this group say they have prayed for a miracle which was answered in the way they had hoped
- But 37% of Christians have never prayed for a miracle