The number of Americans who believe in God falls to historically low: polls

Percentage of Americans who say them Believe in god According to a new Gallup survey released on Friday, it has fallen to its lowest number in nearly 80 years.

In a Values ​​and Belief poll conducted May 2-22, 81% said they believed in God. This is a 6 percent decrease from 87 percent of respondents who said they believed in God in the 2017 poll. This year is the lowest percentage of Gallup trends since polls first asked in 1944.

In this year’s poll, 17% of Americans say they don’t believe in God.

When asked twice, first in 1944 and in 1947, in the 1950s and 1960s, 98% of respondents consistently said they believed in God.When Gallup asked a question in 2011, about 50 years later, 92% of Americans Believed in god..

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Subsequent investigations in 2013 found that beliefs in God were below 90% to 87%. This was three updates between 2014 and 2017, before this year’s drop to 81%.

Opinion polls have shown that faith in God has plummeted most recently among young people and those on the left side of the political spectrum. Liberals and Democrats..

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According to Gallup, these groups show a drop of more than 10 percent in 2022 figures compared to the 2013-2017 poll average. Conservatives and married adults remained essentially unchanged, but most other major subgroups experienced at least a slight decline, according to polling firms.

Opinion polls show that the groups that showed the greatest decline are also the groups that are currently least likely to believe in God, such as liberals (62%), young adults (68%), and Democrats (72%). I did. Faith in God is the highest among political conservatives (94%) And Republican (92%), Gallup said, “Religion is a major determinant of US political division.”