A recently conducted poll reveals that more than three out of four Americans believe that the United States is losing its religious influence. This is the highest percentage recorded in over 40 years.
The first year that this question was posed was in 1957, and the latest revelations regarding the influence of religion in the United States indicates that the perceived power religion has is the lowest since then. The results of the Gallup survey were released on last week and revealed that 77% of Americans believe that religion’s influence is waning.
Interestingly the poll also revealed that 75% of Americans believed a return to religion would be of great benefit to the country as a whole.
The poll was focused upon how current trends and large events are shaping shared views, but did not measure things such as the number of Americans attending church and / or having a strong personal belief in religion.