A survey of 2002 adults by research company ComRes found 37% of UK believers have never asked God for a miracle. The survey concluded 59% of Christian have requested a miracle, while 29% said their prayer was answered.
Assessing the general UK population, it found 62% of people believe miracles are possible, with 43% saying they have prayed for one at least once. Young adults, aged 24 or younger, were more likely than their older peers to believe miracles are possible today. Graham Nicholls, director of a network of 1,200 evangelical churches, said: “The results are fascinating because they reflect opinions from both inside and outside the Church.
Nicholls said “It’s interesting that more than half the population hold the view that miracles are possible. “This suggests to me that people are not as closed to things happening outside our human experience which cannot be explained.” Among those who attend Church at least once a month, only 37% said they believed Biblical accounts of Jesus’ miracles. Graham Nicholls said “Within the Christian church there seem to be a confusing range of viewpoints. “This is a challenge to us who lead churches to explain clearly and persuasively the power of God.”
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