This Can Only Be God Good For Republicans

1 comment March 9th, 2009at 11:26am Posted by Eli

These are some surprising and interesting poll numbers:

According to the the American Religious Identification Survey which queried over 54,000 people in the U.S., 15% of Americans have no religion, an almost 7% increase from in 1990. The number of Christians overall has decreased 10% since 1990  with Christians who aren’t Catholic a declining segment of the country: Over the last seven years, mainline Protestants dropped from just over 17 percent to 12.9 percent of the population. The survey also found that

Many mainline Protestant groups are riven by conflict over how they should interpret what the Bible says about gay relationships, salvation and other issues.

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Traditional organized religion seems to be playing less of part in people’s lives, as well, with 27 percent of respondents saying they did not want a religious funeral and 30% of married couples stating they did not have a religious wedding ceremony.

There has a rise in the influence churches that either don’t belong to a denomination or play down their membership in a religious group, while about 12 percent of respondents believe in a higher power but not the personal God at the core of monotheistic faiths.

Go on, Republicans, keep on pushing that old-time religion – America is moving on.

My only worry is that the fundie bloc might shrink so far by 2012 that a guaranteed-to-lose religious nut won’t even be able to get nominated.

Entry Filed under: Polls,Religion,Republicans

1 Comment

  • 1. Augie983  |  March 15th, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    Christianity is the most perverted system that ever shone on man. -Thomas Jefferson


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