Pew: 9 in 10 Americans believe in God or a higher-power divinity

Pew: 9 in 10 Americans believe in God or a higher-power divinity

[Ed. – Most of those who believe, believe in the God of the Bible, although the “most” is about 56% now. ]

Even among the religiously unaffiliated in the U.S. (the so-called “nones”), a significant majority (72 percent) believe in a divinity, though often not the God as described in the Christian Bible.

While some ten percent of Americans are atheists and do not believe in any sort of divinity or higher power, 90 percent believe in a divinity or higher power of some sort and 56 percent say they believe in God “as described in the Bible,” Pew reports.

Among U.S. adults who identify as Christians, eight-in-ten say they believe in the God of the Bible, and only one-in-five say they do not believe in the biblical God but do believe in a higher power of some kind. …

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Nearly three times as many Democrats as Republicans say they do not believe in any higher power or spiritual force at all (14 percent vs. 5 percent).

Politically speaking, the most irreligious group in America is composed of white Democrats.

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