The Devil is Doing a Poor Job of Persuading People he Doesn’t Exist

It is said that “the greatest trick the devil ever pulled was to convince the world he didn’t exist.” Well, it obviously wasn’t all that great a trick, because recent survey data shows that 57% of Americans still believe he does exist, including 72% of African-Americans, 65% of Republicans, and 61% of women (but only 25% of Muslims and 17% of Jews). Interestingly, even 20% of survey respondents who say they don’t adhere to any religion still believe in the devil. The devil clearly needs to work harder at covering his tracks.

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