According to a May 2002 article in U.S. News & World Report, those who call themselves Christians in the U.S. were asked, "In general, how often would you say you have experienced God's presence or a spiritual force that felt very close to you?" They replied: Never: 10 percent Once or twice: 17 percent Several times: 23 percent Many times: 49 percent Don't know/not applicable/refused: 2 percent

source: PBS's Religion and Ethics Newsweekly/U.S. News & World Report poll conducted March 26—April 4, 2002 tags: Holy Spirit, Spiritual Gifts