Could the fact that different opinion polls show large differences in the numbers of people saying that they believe in God be explained by imprecise questioning (Letters, 16 June)? The word God can mean vastly different things. Many people feel there must have been some kind of First Cause, and call that God. Others view God as an almighty, omnipotent, loving source of all goodness, intimately caring for our personal concerns, hearer of prayers, performer of miracles dwelling in some eternal Heaven. Perhaps pollsters should first define their terms.
Doncaster, S Yorks