Religion Important to Americans

Discussion in '2000-02 Archive' started by Cindy, Dec 20, 2002.

  1. Cindy

    Cindy
    Expand Collapse
    <img src=/Cindy.JPG>

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2000
    Messages:
    1,277
    Likes Received:
    0
    POLL FINDS RELIGION VERY IMPORTANT FOR MOST AMERICANS
    (Undated-AP) -- Religion appears to be more important to
    Americans than it is to others who live in wealthy countries.
    A Pew Research Center study says 59 percent of Americans
    who were polled consider religion "very important" in their
    lives. That's well above other industrial countries, such as
    Britain with 33 percent and France with eleven percent.
    The U-S is more spiritually in line with developing
    nations.
    The most religious country in the poll is Senegal in
    Africa, with 97 percent saying religion is very important.
    Also exceeding U-S numbers are all ten African nations
    polled, six in Latin America and six in Asia -- including Turkey.
    The Czech Republic ties with France as the least religious.
    A Pew Center spokesman says the results show "an important
    divide" between the U-S and traditional allies on matters like
    abortion and the use of new biological technologies.
     
  2. Son of Consolation

    Son of Consolation
    Expand Collapse
    Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2002
    Messages:
    3,000
    Likes Received:
    0
    I lived in France as a civilian for 5.5 years, and then with the US military for another 2, and I can verify the above statement as true. I have several missionary friends there, however, and I trust that the trend will swing to the other direction - for the LORD is able! [​IMG]
     
  3. bb_baptist

    bb_baptist
    Expand Collapse
    Administrator
    Administrator

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2000
    Messages:
    7,227
    Likes Received:
    0
    Does the poll break down "religion" by type (i.e. Christianity, Islam, etc.)

    I don't think Senegal is a Christian country.
     
  4. Sherlock57

    Sherlock57
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2000
    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    0
    Maybe Senegal is not a Christian country, but sad to say neither is the U.S. [​IMG] Other countries are already sending missionaries to the U.S. [​IMG] Will we go the same route that England went? We need to humble ourselves, pray, and seek God. Maybe Mexico will be the next country to be the sending forth place for foreign missionaries. I hope so! I would love to be a part of it. [​IMG]
     

Share This Page

Loading...