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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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