Tuesday, 3 November 2015

God Not Blessing America Anymore

America does get a bit of a rough ride in Europe, mostly due to its bat crazy gun laws but also because Americans seem a bit over the top when it comes to religion. 
Faith seemed to be enjoying a golden age under the George W Bush years but a report from the Pew Religious Landscape Study reveals that America is becoming a less religious nation.
The polling revealed the number of people that admit to believing in a deity has decreased from 92% in the early 2000's to 89% today. The number of Americans who say they are 'absolutely certain' that God exists decreased from 71% to 63% today.
While a small fall was noticeable in the number of Americans who pray daily and regularly attend religious services, the decline was very pronounced among young adults -- those born from 1990 to 1996. Only 39% of these Millennials pray daily, compared to 67% of the generation born between 1928 and 1945.
Seems the next generation of Americans may not be asking God to bless their country at every opportunity.


Keep Life Simple said...

Maybe the decreased belief in God explains the sudden rise in violent crime.

There had been a steady drop in violent crime for 40+ years...

Or maybe it is Obama's leadership.

Falling on a bruise said...

89% is still a massive amount of people but i can't see how the remaining 11% can be blamed for all violent crime.