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"Stunning" Gallup Poll Reveals Christianity Growing in Japan

Michael Ireland/Teresa Neumann Reporting : Mar 21, 2006 : WorldNetDaily

"In my 50 years of polling, there has been no study that I would consider as important as this one . . ."

Japanese Mennonite church In one of the most extensive surveys of Japan ever taken, a poll conducted by the Gallup Organization shows Christians comprise 6% of the population -- a much higher population of Christians in Japan than expected. According to a report in WorldNetDaily, researchers were also surprised by high numbers of teens who claimed the Christian faith, while the traditionally dominant religions, Buddhism and Shintoism, though still claimed by many adults, suffered declines among teenagers. (Pictured: a Mennonite Brethren church in Japan)

Calling the numbers "stunning," George Gallup Jr. who assisted with the poll, noted of teenagers: "These projections mean that seven percent of the total teenage population say they are Christians. In my 50 years of polling, there has been no study that I would consider as important as this one, because it provides insight into a fascinating culture," said Gallup.



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