On May 29, 2013, Gallup released the results of a poll concluding that Most Americans Say Religion Is Losing Influence in U.S.
One question from the poll asks:
At the present time, do you think religion as a whole is increasing its influence on American life or losing its influence?
The results were that 77% affirm religion is losing its influence on Americans.
Another question asks:
If more Americans were religious, would that be positive or negative for American society?
The answer was that 75% of Americans believe more religion would be positive for America.
So, there is a 2% difference between those who believe religion is losing its influence in America and those who believe more religion would be positive for America. If those 75% would find their religion they might affect America in a positive manner as the majority if their belief is true.
So what’s stopping this 75% from being more religious in an attempt to live out their belief for positive influence? Are they waiting for someone else to become religious? Do they not even take their own answers seriously? Who is causing these Americans to lose their religious influence?
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