Americans give God a 52 percent job performance approval rating with only a 9 percent disapproval rating, according to a Public Policy Polling poll released last week.
"It turns out, if God exists, voters would give God a strong 52-9 approval rating," wrote a blogger for the polling group in a post about the results. "This is hardly a surprise considering the vast majority of the country believes in an infallible deity, but some of the crosstabs are quite interesting."
The poll asked a variety of other questions.
"When asked to evaluate God on some of the issues (God) is responsible for, voters give God (the) best rating on creating the universe, 71-5. They also approve of (the) handling of the animal kingdom 56-11, and even (the) handling of natural disasters 50-13," said a press release of the poll's results.
Not everyone was satisfied with these results. "I'm surprised that God's approval rating is so high. I mean 50 percent of people approve of God's handling of natural disasters? I mean He is God, He should be able to prevent these things," said Rabbi Shmuley Boteach regarding the poll's results during a CNN interview. "I think there is a tendency on the part of the faithful to defend God at all costs ... I am surprised His poll numbers are so high. I am a very religious man, but I believe our world has glaring imperfection that need remedying."
Others thought the poll was a bit absurd.
"Believers or not, it seems ridiculous for the public to categorically grade God like this," wrote Dino Grandoni, a blogger for The Atlantic Wire, "until you realize that it's pollsters who asked the questions in the first place."
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