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More than half of Americans believe in the healing power of God, survey finds


CHICAGO A survey in the journal Archives of Surgery has found that 57 percent of respondents say divine intervention could save a dying family member’s life even if a doctor’s intervention couldn’t, according to the Associated Press.

Twenty percent of doctors shared the belief.

The study questioned 1,000 randomly selected adults in the United States in 2005 and questioned them by telephone about their views concerning end-of-life medical care. It also submitted questions by mail to 774 health-care workers.

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