Who is Causing Americans to Lose Their Religious Influence?

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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?

Just thinking.

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Mark

 

 

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The above article was posted on June 5, 2013 by Mark Lamprecht.
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1 KB June 5, 2013 at 1:41 pm

Maybe it’s the belief that, while it may be positive, it’s not what they want to do?  (I’ve heard this excuse a few times, as I’m sure most of you have)
Or maybe because they hear so much rhetoric and cliche that they’re answering out of habit, and not out of understanding?
I think you could cite a number of things as to why this is happening – paganism, self-worship, misguided belief that turns into disbelief, life, false doctrine, the list goes on….I mean, we’re talking Matt 13 here.

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