Gallup poll: 87% of Americans believe in God — but only if they’re asked the right way

by Daniel Payne · Nov 11th, 2019 3:06 pm
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Last Updated Nov 20th, 2019 at 2:14 pm

The vast majority of Americans said they believe in God, the polling corporation Gallup revealed on Friday — depending on the how they were asked the question.

Gallup found that 87 percent of respondents replied positively when asked “Do you believe in God?” When the question was rephrased — in this case, poll subjects were asked if God was “something you believe in?” — that number dropped to 79 percent.

Still lower was the number of respondents who said that they believed in God when asked if they were “convinced that God exists.” Just 64 percent of respondents said yes, down from 79 percent in 2005.

🔦 Gallup has also found that church membership in the U.S. has dropped sharply over the last century, falling from three-quarters of Americans in 1938 to 50 percent today.

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