Americans Losing Faith

Submitted by ub on Thu, 11/05/2015 - 20:13

Good God, and other phrases are frequently invoked in American public life. Indeed, there is no shortage of instances of official acknowledgement of the divine, from the appearance of “In God We Trust” on our currency to the phrase “one nation under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance.

To be sure, the vast majority of Americans still believe in God. But there are strong signs that many are less certain about this belief than in years past. And a small but growing minority of Americans say they do not believe in God at all.

Americans are less religious, judging by church attendance, prayer and their faith and belief in God. This alarming trend is greater young younger folks.…