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Fifty-five percent of Americans believe a guardian angel has protected them from danger. Researchers conducting the 2007 Baylor Religion Survey were surprised by this statistic. Increasing secularism in America has ridiculed the possibility of intervention from the spirit world, so admitting such experiences would seem potentially embarrassing.

The study also found that 96 percent of those surveyed believed in the existence of God, which has been a stable statistic in the United States for some years (Meredith Heagney, "Poll Finds Belief in Guardian Angels," The Columbus Dispatch, Sept. 19, 2008).