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The Decline in Belief

I think much of the decline in belief is due to the precipitous decline in trust of all institutions. If we do not trust in government, or business, or media, or even the organized church, then why should we trust there is a God?

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Am I Surprised That Belief in God Has Dropped? Nope!

Gallup published the results of a poll, in June of this year, that they’ve been doing since 1944.  Asking the question, ‘Do you believe in God’, 81% of Americans answered yes. Now you might think that’s a very large number, and it is, but from the origin of the poll, the results have never been lower than they were this year.  The number stood at 96% the first year and from 1953 – 1967 it was at an all-time high of 98%. A slow but steady decline began after that, but even then, until between 2011 and 2013, the number never dipped below 90%. So why the recent ‘sudden’ drop?

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