Poll: Majority Say Religion Losing Influence in American Life
Well this one should be obvious. American’s elected Obama twice.
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More than three-fourths of Americans polled religion is losing its influence on American life, a Gallup poll released Wednesday indicated.
The 77 percent who said religion’s influence was lessening and the 20 percent who said it was on the rise represent Americans’ most negative evaluations of the effects of religion since 1970, Gallup said.
Americans were more likely to say religion’s weight was increasing instead of decreasing when the question was first posed in 1957, in 1962, and several times in the 1980s during the Ronald Reagan’s presidency; and after the Sept. 11, 2011, terrorist attacks in late 2001 and early 2002, as well as in 2005.
Results indicate 75 percent of Americans asked said it would be positive for society if more Americans were religious, the Princeton, N.J., polling agency said.