Thursday, July 3, 2014

Study on Religion's Ability to Solve Problems

Gallup conducted a recent poll of Americans which asked if they agreed that religion could solve all or most of today's problems.  The results were interesting:

Overall, most Americans agreed with the sentiment, but a few expected stereotypes emerged as being justified in the data:

  • Women agreed more than men
  • The old agreed far more than the young
  • The South agreed more than any other region
  • Conservatives agreed far more than Liberals
In fact, of all of those stereotypical differences, the one with the greatest differential was Conservative (at about 70%) versus liberal (at about 37%).  

It is a pretty striking difference between the two political, and as it turns out, religious philosophies.  

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