The Marist College Poll finds that while many Americans may no longer be attached to religious practices and institutions, they still retain their core religious beliefs.
54% of Americans say they believe in God. 40% of those polled attend religious services at least once or twice a month, with that number going up to 43% for those 60 and older, and down to 21% for those 18 to 29.
The survey also looked at folk’s thoughts on the country’s moral direction.
- Overall, 72% of people say America’s “moral compass is pointed in the wrong direction.”
- That’s true of 74% of Christians and 69% of non-religious Americans.
- Only 22% of people think the nation’s moral compass is moving in the right direction.
- When it comes to sources of moral guidance, most Americans turn to family (79%), followed by
- Friends (65%)
- Rule of Law (66%)
- Religious teachings (63%)
- Religious leaders (57%)