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"According To A new Newsweek Poll, 84 percent of adult Americans say they believe that God performs miracles and nearly half (48 percent) report that they have personally experienced or witnessed one. Three fourths of American Catholics say they pray for miracles, and among non-Christians—and people of no faith at all—43 percent say they have asked for God's intervention," writes Kenneth L. Woodward in The Book of Miracles (to be published by Simon & Schuster).

"Most Americans who pray for miracles ask for cures—for themselves of for loved ones. Indeed, half of those polled (50 percent) credit God with bringing back to life people who had been declared dead by medical authorities."

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