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94% believe in God

Discussion in '2005 Archive' started by Vasco, Dec 13, 2005.

  1. Vasco

    Vasco New Member

    Sep 8, 2002
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    article was so short, to cut and paste a small blurb would do no good
    Gallup: Poll Finds Americans' Belief in God Remains Strong

    By E&P Staff

    Published: December 13, 2005 12:15 PM ET

    NEW YORK A new Gallup survey released today finds that four decades after the "God Is Dead" controversy was first noted, Americans retain a strong belief in a higher power. Some 94% think God exists.

    Only 5% feel God "does not exist" -- and even most of them "are not sure" of that. Exactly 1% are certain there is no God.

    But how strongly do the believers believe? Nearly 8 in 10, in fact, say they are "convinced" God exists, although Gallup does not ask them why that is.

    Conservatives are more likely to be convinced than liberals (87% vs. 61%), women a little more likely than men (82% vs. 73%), and residents of the South more than those in the East (88% vs. 70%).

    Surprisingly, some 61% of those who seldom or never attend church are nevertheless convinced that God exists.
  2. Brother Ian

    Brother Ian Active Member

    Jul 27, 2005
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    Sure, most people believe in God, but they haven't done anything with Christ.