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posted 11 June 2005 03:26 AM      Profile for Snuckles   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans are far more likely to consider religion central to their lives and to support giving clergy a say in public policy than people in nine countries that are close allies, according to an AP-Ipsos poll. Yet, the U.S. embrace of faith has its limits.

Read it here.

The full results of the poll are here , or if you're on a PDF tip here.

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Gir Draxon
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posted 11 June 2005 09:28 AM      Profile for Gir Draxon     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Religion is important to people?

Is water wet?

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posted 11 June 2005 09:30 AM      Profile for kuri   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Well, I guess water isn't wet in Europe anymore then.
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posted 11 June 2005 10:00 AM      Profile for Crippled_Newsie     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
More to the point: Americans tell pollsters that religion is important to them.

They also regularly lie to pollsters about their attendance at church.

Forty-four percent of Americans polled go to church every (or most) Sundays.

These numbers are somewhat suspect. Church attendance data in the U.S. has been checked against actual values using two different techniques. The true figures show that only about 20% of Americans and 10% of Canadians actually go to church one or more times a week. Many Americans and Canadians tell pollsters that they have gone to church even though they have not. Whether this happens in other countries, with different cultures, is difficult to predict.


17% of American adults say that they tithe (give 10 to 13% of their income to their church). Only 3% really do.

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