26% Prayed-for heart patients at the Mayo Clinic who died or had more heart trouble within six months.
29% Not-prayed-for heart patients at the Mayo Clinic who had these problems.

97% Patients who pray the night before they have heart surgery.
18% Heart attack survivors who had near-death experiences while they were clinically dead, according to a Dutch study.

19% Christian book-shoppers who want more Christian fiction.
12% Christian book-shoppers who want more Bible studies.

Related Elsewhere

Articles referenced above include:

Intercessory prayer and cardiovascular disease progression in a coronary care unit population — Mayo Clinic Proceedings (pdf)

Christianity Today's past Go Figure columns include:

Changes after September 11 (Nov. 12, 2001)
How many U.S. senior pastors have a gift of evangelism? (Dec. 14, 2001)
More Americans who read the Bible are "at peace" than those who don't. (Jan. 25, 2002)

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