Sunday, 15 July 2012

15/7 Americans giving up on church?

According to a recent Gallup poll Americans' confidence in organised religion has declined to its lowest point since 1973 where it enjoyed 68% confidence but is now measured at its lowest point - 44%, in the past forty years.

This may in part be due to Americans turning away from politicisation of religion in public discourse and the variety scandals in many church organisations in recent decades. It has been previously observed that when religion and politics allowed to mix they both end up looking ridiculous. Certainly this has been observed before, when the churches got involved in European politics, Europeans lost confidence in organised religion.

The Young Turks
Huffington Post

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