(Gallup) U.S. Confidence in Organized Religion at Low Point

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Forty-four percent of Americans have a great deal or quite a lot of confidence in "the church or organized religion" today, just below the low points Gallup has found in recent years, including 45% in 2002 and 46% in 2007. This follows a long-term decline in Americans' confidence in religion since the 1970s.

In 1973, "the church or organized religion" was the most highly rated institution in Gallup's confidence in institutions measure, and it continued to rank first in most years through 1985, outranking the military and the U.S. Supreme Court, among others. That began to change in the mid- to late 1980s as confidence in organized religion first fell below 60%....

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Posted July 15, 2012 at 12:00 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]



1. Archer_of_the_Forest wrote:

My confidence in polls is at a low point.

July 15, 7:12 pm | [comment link]
2. Teatime2 wrote:

#1—Just curious. Do you think a high percentage of Americans have a lot of confidence in organized religion? I’m rather surprised it’s over 40 percent, quite frankly.

July 16, 12:20 pm | [comment link]
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