Austrailian Attitudes Toward Religious Matters
Hugh Mackay, an Australian researcher collected some interesting information about Australian attitudes toward religious subject matter. In 1999, 74% of Australians indicated a belief in God of some sort (although no attempt was made to clarify their idea of God). But to the more specific question of the divinity and resurrection of Jesus, 43% of Australians said they believed. But (and this is an interesting comparison) only 33% believed there was a Devil. On the question of heaven and hell - 53% believe in heaven ... only 32% believe in a hell. (Philip Cairns, Sermon Central).