Nearly 70% of U.S. adults believe in angels and heaven, according to a new AP-NORC poll.
About 8 in 10 Americans agree that some things cannot be explained by science or natural causes.
In addition, 72% believe in the power of prayer.
"People are yearning for something greater than themselves — beyond their own understanding," said Jack Grogger, a chaplain for the Los Angeles Angels and a longtime fire captain who has helped people in some of their darkest moments, according to the Associated Press.
Grogger, who also pastors a nondenominational church in Orange, California, said people find comfort in angels.
But the belief in heaven and angels is greater than those who believe in hell, 58%, and those who think the devil exists, 56%.
Half of U.S. adults believe that the spirits of those who have crossed over can interact with the living.
AP-NORC's poll also found that 42% of people in the U.S. believe that spiritual energy can be rooted in physical objects.
About a third of Americans believe in reincarnation, astrology, and yoga as a spiritual practice.
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