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74% in Poll Affirm Commitment to Christ

September 22, 1990| From Times wire services

A record-high 74% of Americans say they have made a commitment to Jesus Christ, according to a Gallup Poll.

The survey consisted of telephone interviews in mid-June with a randomly selected national sample of 1,236 adults. The question was: "Would you say you have made a commitment to Jesus Christ, or not?"

The Gallup Organization, based in Princeton, N.J., said the 74% who responded affirmatively to the question compared to 66% in a 1988 survey and 60% in 1978.

Category breakdowns found that 95% of those who said they had made a commitment to Jesus Christ also said they have been "born again." Commitment was higher among Protestants (82%) than Catholics (72%), and women were more likely than men to say they have made a commitment to Jesus Christ.

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