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At least 81% of Americans say they believe in God – down 6 percentage points from 2017

Americans are turning their backs on the church: 81% say they believe in God — a drop of 6 percentage points from 2017 — and younger, liberal people are less likely to be religious, according to new research

  • A Gallup poll of 1,007 U.S. adults found that only 81 percent say they believe in God, down 6 percent from 2017
  • One of the biggest drops came from people aged 18 to 29, as 68 percent said they believe, a 10 percent drop from that latest poll.
  • Only 62 percent of liberals said they believe, down 11 percent, and 72 percent of those who identified as Democrats agreed, down 12 percent
  • Faith among Republicans also fell by three percent to 92 percent
  • The Gallup survey also found that only 42 percent of respondents believed that God answers their prayers and intervenes on their behalf

Faith in God has hit new lows in the US, according to a new Gallup poll. Only 81 percent say they believe.

The questionnairereleased on Friday, in May 1,007 U.S. adults asked if they believe in God, with 81 percent saying they do, a 6 percent drop from the 87 percent who said yes in 2017, the poll’s last time. held.

About 17 percent told Gallup they didn’t believe it, while the remaining 2 percent said they weren’t sure.

Belief in God has been declining since 1967, when faith was at an all-time high of 98 percent for more than a decade, from the previous low in 2014 at 86 percent.

“Today fewer Americans believe in God than they did five years ago, and the percentage is even lower than in the 1950s and 1960s, when nearly all Americans did,” Gallup said in a statement. Yet “the vast majority of Americans believe in God, whether that means they believe that a higher power hears prayers and can intervene or not.”

A Gallup poll of 1,007 U.S. adults found that only 81 percent say they believe in God, down 6 percent from 2017, the last time the poll was taken.

A Gallup poll of 1,007 U.S. adults found that only 81 percent say they believe in God, down 6 percent from 2017, the last time the poll was taken.

One of the biggest declines came from younger liberals, as well as those living in the Midwest

One of the biggest declines came from younger liberals, as well as those living in the Midwest

One of the main findings in the poll was that young adults and the political left were responsible for the growing decline in faith.

The latest poll found that just 68 percent of 18- to 29-year-olds said they believe in God, down 10 percent from 2017.

Meanwhile, 62 percent of those who identified themselves as liberals said they believe, down 11 percent from the last poll, and only 72 percent of those who said they were Democrats, down 12 percent.

While the younger liberals represented the greatest change, belief in God has declined among every population group.

The Gallup survey found that belief in God fell by 5 percentage points among those between 30 and 49, to 81 percent, as well as those between 50 and 64, to 88 percent.

About 92 percent of those identified as Republicans said they still believe in God, a three percent drop from 2017.

The largest shift in belief in God was also recorded in the Midwest at 79 percent, down 8 percent, and in the South at 86 percent, down 7 percent.

In a follow-up question to the poll, Gallup asked the 1,007 adults what they think about the effectiveness of prayer.

The Gallup survey also found that only 42 percent of respondents believed that God answers their prayers and intervenes on their behalf

The Gallup survey also found that only 42 percent of respondents believed that God answers their prayers and intervenes on their behalf

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The survey found that 42 percent of those surveyed believe that God hears prayers and intervenes, while 28 percent believe that God only hears prayers.

About 11 percent said God does neither, while 17 percent recovered that they didn’t believe in God.

Fewer than three-quarters of those who attend weekly religious services truly believe that God hears prayers and intervenes, with only 25 percent of liberals agreeing.

Gallup added that the traditional religious structure was on the wane, with Americans appearing to be opting for a more “basic belief in God.”

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