"Perhaps the most surprising result of the survey is that a majority of doctors (55%) said that they have seen treatment results in their patients that they would consider miraculous (45% do not). Most physicians pray for their patients as a group (51%). Even more, 59% pray for individual patients.
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Now here's a funny thing.
Much googling has produced several summaries and commentaries on the work. But the actual poll itself, and the detailed results, are no longer available. Interesting.
But perhaps more interesting, when you did down, is that it appears that ALL the doctors surveyed were already identified as being religious. In other words, it seems that NO atheist doctors were asked the questions.
"Those surveyed represent physicians from Christian (Roman Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox Christian and other), Jewish (Orthodox, Conservative, Reform and secular) Muslim, Hindu and Buddhist religious traditions." http://www.hcdi.net/News/PressRelease.cfm?ID=47
So what you are ACTUALLY saying, is that ONLY just over half of doctors who identified as religious
, thought that miracles happened, or bothered to pray for their patients. Frankly, that's a terrible indictment of miracles and the perceived power of prayer, if almost HALF of the religious doctors surveyed thought there was any point in praying for their patients.