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What percentage of Americans say the passage of President Obama's health-care bill was “a good thing”? What percentage of Americans say natural disasters like earthquakes and floods are a “sign from God”?

One year after President Obama signed the new health-care bill into law, Americans are still split about its merits. 46% say passage of the reform law was “a good thing,” and 44% say it was “a bad thing.”Gallup Poll

38% of Americans say natural disasters like earthquakes and floods are a “sign from God,” and 44% say the severity of recent disasters is a sign of the “end times.”Religion News Service/Public Religion Research Institute

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