Poll shows most Oklahomans believe Jesus arose

Sunday, April 15th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Tulsa-AP) -- A new poll shows a majority of Oklahomans believe Jesus arose from the dead.

More than 90 percent of 750 registered voters say they believe the central claim of Easter. They say they believe Jesus was a historical figure who lived in Palestine 2,000 years ago, died on a cross and was bodily resurrected.

The Oklahoma Poll shows state residents are much more likely to believe in the resurrection that adults nationwide. Nationwide polls show about half of American adults believe in the resurrection.

The Tulsa World conducted the poll that has a margin of error of three-point-five percentage points.

Sixty-two percent of those who responded say they're evangelical Christians. And 58 percent say they attend religious services once a week. That compares to 30 percent nationally.