Last week we outlined the attitude of our nation concerning our lifestyles and standards of living. This week we will take a look at America’s attitude on the moral and spiritual conditions of our nation.
- Seventy-seven percent say religion is losing its influence on American life. [Frank Newport, “Most Americans Say Religion Is Losing Influence in US,” Gallup Politics, May 29, 2013, http://www.gallup.com/poll/162803/americans-say-religion-losing-influence.aspx]
- Seventy-four percent argue that the state of moral values in the nation is getting worse. [Rebecca Riffkin, “New Record Highs in Moral Acceptability”, Gallup Politics, May 30, 2014, http://www.gallup.com/poll/170789/new-record-highs-moral-acceptability.aspx]
- Fifty-seven percent recognize that religious freedoms are being more restricted because activists groups are trying to move society away from traditional Christian values. [Barna Group, “OmniPoll F-12″, a national survey among 1,008 adults eighteen or older, November 2012; Barna Group, Americans Concerned About Religious Freedom”, January 18, 2013, https://www.barna.org/barna-update/5-barna-update/601-most-americans-are-concerned-about-restrictions-in-religious-freedom#.U9vPYIBdWic]
- Fifty-six percent believe that the Bible does not have enough influence on American society these days. [Barna Group, OmniPoll 1-13PH”, a national survey among 1,005 adults eighteen or older, January 2013. American Bible Society, “The State of the Bible:2014”, http://www.americanbible.org/uploads/content/state-of-the-bible-data-analysis-american-bible-society-2014.pdf ]
Next week we will take a look at American’s opinion of government and politics.
– Bob Munsey