More than half of Americans still place a major emphasis on their faith

More than half of Americans still place a major emphasis on their faith

The Left leaning NBC tried to slant this as a negative piece on religion titling it “Losing Faith, 21 percent say religion not important” because in the past 17 years the percentage of rich young men who don’t find religion important went up 7 percentage points. However, in a world where the statists have done everything possible to rob our schools and our culture of God, God still prevails. More than half of all Americans still feel faith plays an important role in their lives. These are the people who have been so disenfranchised by politicians for decades. If we can find someone, a real leader, who can skillfully bring faith into politics the way Reagan did we will have those types of landslide victories again. It can be done! I believe. – Alexis

By Carrie Dann Via NBC News-
Losing Faith 21 percent say religion not important

One in five Americans say religion does not play an important role in their lives, a new NBC/WSJ journal poll shows – the highest percentage since the poll began asking participants about their focus on faith in 1997.
Twenty one percent of respondents said that religion is “not that important” to their lives, compared to 16 percent who said the same in 1999. In 1997, 14 percent of Americans said religion did not play an important role in their lives.

The poll showed that these less religious Americans are more likely to be men, have an income over $75,000, to live in the Northeast or West and to be under the age of 35. More than half of Americans still place a major emphasis on their faith. Thirteen percent of respondents in the new poll said that religion is the most important aspect of their lives, and 41 percent said it is “very important.”

The new numbers come as one of the world’s most famous faith leaders celebrates an important anniversary. Pope Francis now has a year under his belt at the Vatican, a Person of the Year title and even his own fan magazine. And the new data shows that he’s making American Catholics more committed to their faith.

According to the NBC News/ Wall Street Journal poll, six in ten Catholics agreed that the pope has “renewed and strengthened my religious faith and commitment to the Catholic Church.” Three in ten disagreed.

The poll also reinforced the pope’s sky-high popularity in the United States. Fifty-five percent of adults say they have a “somewhat positive” (22 percent) or “very positive” (33 percent) view of the man previously known as Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio. Only seven percent give him a negative rating, with another quarter of respondents saying they’re neutral.

Pope Francis, who has urged a focus on humility and service to the disadvantaged, fares much better in public polling than his predecessor, Benedict the Sixteenth.

In February 2013, the NBC/WSJ poll found that only 30 percent of respondents viewed Pope Benedict positively, while 17 percent said they held a negative view of him. That poll also found that more than a quarter of Americans gave poor ratings to the Catholic Church as a whole.

The new pontiff’s favorability in the United States is comparable to that of Pope John Paul the Second. The famous advocate for human rights, now set for canonization, received a rating of “very positive” from 42 percent of respondents in a January 1998 poll, with an additional 23 percent saying they had a “somewhat positive” view of him.

NBC News

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  1. Sad news.

  2. Reblogged this on Brittius.com.

  3. Jerry Wright says:

    I hate the word religious,or that I’m a religious man, I became a Christian 43 years ago , I took it very serious , listened intently to teachers and preachers ,and beginning to hear contradictions and confusing theology, I confronted many teachers and pastors , there explanations were just as bad as there teachings , along the way I found a Bible with notes and appendixes by E.W.Bullinger ” the companion Bible “. it began to explain and confirm many things to me ,I looked online for his teachings and came across many sites , http://www.heavendwellers.com http://www.carolinabible group.com . to name two , they explained many things and put them in order , the church mixes everything up to prove a point that most time doesn’t exist . studding the theology of Bullinger and others I found out there are three dispensations , when taught correctly explains the Bible correctly , the apostle Paul told us that there would be many false teachers , and they began in his day , they are called Judaizers and they teach that we must conform to many things that we do not . they teach that the gentiles are a part of the new covenant. but there isn’t one scripture that confirms this , only by taking scripture out of context can this even be alluded to , Jeremiah. 31:31 – 34 , Hebrews. the 8th chapter will tell us that the new covenant is given to Israel only . Matthew. 10:5 – 8 Jesus tells his disciples not to go to the gentiles , but only to the Jews !!! Acts. 28:28 the Jews for the final time reject there messiah , Paul at that time tells them he is taking salvation to the gentiles and they will hear it , all the books written during the acts period were written expressly to the Jews , although the gentiles could come in under them the 7 books written after the acts period ( the prison letters ) were written to the church of the mystery Ephesians 1st chapter. hidden God from BEFOR the foundation of the world , that he Paul was revealing at that time this church was of the one combined body Jew and gentile ….

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