Chart of the day

Pew ran a cool “18 striking findings from 2018” a few weeks ago.  Lots of cool findings, here, but given how prominent religion is in America, I found this chart on the nature of Americans’ belief in God particularly interesting:

Nine-in-ten Americans believe in a higher powerbut just a slim majority (56%) believes in God as described in the Bible. Belief in a higher power is even common among religious “nones,” or those who identify as atheist, agnostic or “nothing in particular.” Meanwhile, about half (48%) of U.S. adults say that God or another higher power directly determines what happens in their lives all or most of the time, and three-quarters say they try to talk to God or another higher power

 

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About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/shgreene

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