Tuesday, December 13, 2005

In God We Trust!!!


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.

E&P Staff (letters@editorandpublisher.com)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Not really all that surprisingly, if someone doesn't go to church all that says is that they don't like religion, which is not the same as saying they don't believe in god.