1. Wacky Poll

    God's U.S. Approval Ratings Soar

    The "La Creazione" (The Creation) fresco by Michelangelo on the ceiling of the Vatican's Sistine Chapel is pictured during a press preview Friday, Dec. 10, 1999. Beginning with Michelangelo on the ceiling nearly 20 years ago and wrapping up with Botticelli on the sidewalls, restorers have now brightened all the masterpieces in the Sistine Chapel, promising the returned-to-life colors should keep for decades, maybe even a century or more. The Pope will preside over a service celebrating the restoration Saturday, Dec. 11. (AP Photo/Plinio Lepri)

    Plinio Lepri / AP Photo

    No wonder so many politicians tout their close relationship to God. A Public Policy Polling survey finds most Americans approve of the deity's performance. Fifty-two percent of Americans say that if God exists, they approve of its performance. Nine percent disapprove, and 40 percent aren't sure. Half those polled approve of the divinity's handling of natural disasters. God's most popular move by far is its creating of the universe, with 71 percent approving and 24 percent unsure how they feel about it.

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