Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Gallup Poll Finds Americans' Belief in God Remains Strong

According to a new Gallup Poll, Americans' Belief in God Remains Strong. 94% think God exists. (HT:Drudge Report)


Hammertime said...

Man, David, I am struggling not to say, "So what?"

Looks like I failed in my struggle.

For context:

Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.
James 2:19 (KJV)

David M. Smith said...

Hi Hammer,

I didn’t have a comment to add to the poll result, but I did think it was interesting because so much of the media ignores religion and religious people.

pete porter said...

Hi David,
Merry Christmas,
I would have to agree with Hammertime.
It would have been interesting to know how many "believe God".
Be Blessed,

David M. Smith said...

Hi Pete,

Good to hear from you and a Merry Christmas to you as well.

Surveys and polls always leave me with more questions than answers. The way a question is phrased and how it is asked will influence the response. I have to assume that most people most of the time don’t put much effort or thought into a phone poll.

It is rare to talk to someone who is a complete atheist, even in California, so my guess is that this poll is in the ballpark of being right. However, a very small percentage of what makes the cut in Network entertainment and news includes reference to any God, much less the true God.

Now to answer your question: finding people who act on the word of God consistently is about as rare as finding an atheist in a monastery.