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America's belief in God hits new low []

The number of Americans who believe in God has dropped to the lowest level in the 78 years Gallup has asked the question, per a poll out Friday.

Driving the news: 81% of U.S. adults say they believe in God — down 6 points from 2017.

  1. Belief in God dropped the most among young adults, liberals and Democrats, with these groups showing a drop of 10 or more percentage points compared to an average of polls from 2013 to 2017, Gallup found.

More than 90% of Americans believed in God between 1944 and 2011.

  1. Conservatives and married adults experienced little change in beliefs, and other subgroups, including education level and ages, experienced but a modest decline.

By the numbers: 62% of liberals, 68% of young adults and 72% of Democrats say they believe in God. These groups experienced the largest declines in beliefs, Gallup notes.

  1. Belief in God is highest among political conservatives, with 94% saying they believe in God, and Republicans, with 92% saying so.
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Reagan, what hast thou done?


I see this as in line with a global trend (in the west at least) towards mistrust of authority.
Governments, experts, journalists, priests, gods; trust in all is on the wane it seems.


We should be trying to understand why this is happening and what can be done to accelerate it.


Interesting reading. Thanks for sharing.


I wonder if those numbers for conservatives (#3) are truly that high or if they are just going along with party lines. Big difference between saying you believe and actually living like you believe.

dkp93 Level 8 June 23, 2022

Anybody can say anything. It's what you do and how you act that tells the true story. It's not always easy to walk your talk.

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