(RNS) — A new Gallup report found that only half of Americans say they belong to a church or other religious body, down from 69% two decades earlier.
A slim majority (51 percent) of U.S. adults said religion is very important in their lives, according to a Gallup report published Dec. 24. With a plus-or-minus 4 percent sampling error, that number could be as high as 55 percent or as low as 47 percent.
The church and organized religion ranked fourth in Gallup’s Confidence in Institutions report released on June 28, behind the U.S. military, small business and police.
Thirty-eight percent of
WASHINGTON (BP) -- Homosexuality, premarital sex, divorce, marijuana and pornography are approved by a growing percentage of Americans, Gallup found in an annual poll including nearly
Southern states remain the most religious in the U.S., according to a Gallup report released on April 6.