by WorldTribune Staff, April 26, 2018
A new Pew Research Poll found that 75 percent of Americans say they talk to God – and 28 percent say God responds.
The poll also found a decline in the number of Americans who believe in the God of the Bible.
“One-third of Americans say they do not believe in the God of the Bible, but that they do believe there is some other higher power or spiritual force in the universe,” Pew said. “A slim majority of Americans (56 percent) say they believe in God ‘as described in the Bible.’ And one-in-ten do not believe in any higher power or spiritual force.”
The poll also found: “In the U.S., belief in a deity is common even among the religiously unaffiliated – a group composed of those who identify themselves, religiously, as atheist, agnostic or ‘nothing in particular,’ and sometimes referred to, collectively, as religious ‘nones.’ Indeed, nearly three-quarters of religious ‘nones’ (72 percent) believe in a higher power of some kind, even if not in God as described in the Bible.”
Most respondents who believe in the Biblical God said God is very rewarding:
- 97 percent said God loves all.
- 97 percent said God has protected them.
- 87 percent said God has rewarded them.
- 70 percent said God determines what happens to them.