Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Religion in America

Poll Finds a Fluid Religious Life in U.S.
Amazing survey of the religious attitudes of Americans, conducted by Pew. According to Michael Lindsay, of the Center on Race, Religion and Urban Life at Rice University:

“...Religion is the single most important factor that drives American belief attitudes and behaviors...It is a powerful indicator of where America will end up on politics, culture, family life. If you want to understand America, you have to understand religion in America...”

That's a remarkable statement. One interesting fact is the rise of people who consider themselves 'unaffiliated'. However:

...The rise of the unaffiliated does not, however, mean that Americans are becoming less religious. Contrary to assumptions that most of the unaffiliated are atheists or agnostics, most described their religion “as nothing in particular...”

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