Apr 16, 2014 fbook icon twitter icon rss icon

Whopping 92% of Americans Believe in God

A new Gallup poll finds that 92% of Americans believe in God. Pollers asked the simple question, "Do you believe in God?"

Despite all of the changes in our society over time, belief in God has stayed relatively constant. The first time Gallup asked this question was in 1944 -- 96% said yes. The last time was in 1967, when 98% said they believed in God.

In 1976 Gallup changed the wording of the question -- "Do you believe in God or a universal spirit?"  94% said yes back then.

However these numbers could change moving forward. Among 18-29 year olds, just 84% said they believed in God, compared to 94% for all older age groups. Gallup writes:

Those under 30 are significantly less likely than older Americans to say they believe in God. It remains to be seen whether these young Americans will move toward a belief in God as they age, or instead stick with their current beliefs.


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