US Religious Landscape Survey

The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life has just come out with Part 2 of their massive US Religious Landscape Survey. Their description of the results:

The survey finds that most Americans have a non-dogmatic approach to their faith; for example, most do not believe their religion is the only way to salvation. The survey also finds that religion is closely linked to political ideology.

The nonaffiliated are around 16%, but only about 4% are actually nonbelievers. Almost every American believes in God (92%); the overwhelming majority indicate that they are “absolutely certain” about this.

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  • Bradley Bowen

    It is important to note that only 60% of Americans believe in a personal God, according to the survey. That means that 40% of Americans do NOT accept the view of God presented in the Bible and the Koran. – Looking for a silver lining here.

  • Bradley Bowen

    This survey concluded that, “Nearly two-thirds of the public (63%) takes the view that their faith’s sacred texts are the word of God.” This means that about 1/3 of Americans do NOT take the view that their faith’s sacred texts are the word of God. Therefore, there are millions of believers in America who are not Bible thumpers. That is encouraging to me.

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