Baylor University conducted a religious survey in 2007 and the results have just been published. Among their findings:
55 percent of respondents said they have been protected from harm by a guardian angel.
16 percent said they have received a miraculous physical healing.
Over the past six decades, the percentage of atheists has stayed at about 4 percent. Recent books by atheists became best sellers because there are more than 12 million atheists who are potential buyers of such books.
82 percent said they are "absolutely sure" or "pretty sure" that heaven exists.
Traditional Christian religion decreases belief in such things as UFOs, the Loch Ness monster and Bigfoot -- while education has relatively little effect.