What Do Americans Believe?

These are just a few of the news stories inspired by The Harris Poll’s November 2013 survey on America’s belief in God.


United Press International

U.S. belief in God down, belief in theory of evolution up

The Harris Poll found 57 percent of U.S. adult say they believe in the virgin birth of Jesus, down from 60 percent in 2005, and 72 percent say they believe in miracles, down from 79 percent in 2005, while 68 percent say they believe in heaven, down from 75 percent. Sixty-eight percent say they believe Jesus is God or the son of God, down from 72 percent; and 65 percent say they believe in the resurrection of Jesus Christ, down from 70 percent… Read more.

Source: United Press International | December 22, 2013

U.S. News & World Report

That’s Me in the Corner; We’re losing our religion, and we’re worse off for it.

As Americans prepare to celebrate Easter, I can’t help but think of R.E.M.’s 1991 smash hit “Losing My Religion,” as we are seeing a gradual decline in the number of Americans who believe in God. In a 2013 Harris poll, 74 percent of Americans said they believe in God, an 8 percent drop from the same question asked of Americans in 2009. Is this because non-believers feel freer to respond honestly in an age of pot legalization or marriage redefinition, or are more Americans losing their religion?… Read more.

Source: U.S. News & World Report | Mercedes Schlapp | April 18, 2014


Americans’ Belief in God, Miracles and Heaven Declines

Just in time for Christmas, the one time of the year that even the most reluctant Christians go to church, a new poll finds that the percentage of Americans who believe in God is at an all-time low. A Harris Poll found that, while most U.S. adults believe in God (for all religions), the percentage of believers has declined from 82 percent in 2005 to 74 percent today… Read more.

Source: Bustle | Alanna Greco | December 18, 2013


Business Insider

A Fascinating New Poll Shows That Americans Are Losing Faith In God

A new Harris Poll released today reveals that only 74% of Americans believe in God, an 8% decline since 2009. Before today, U.S. adults had remained fairly consistent in their religious beliefs — 82% of U.S. respondents previously reported that they believed there was a God since 2005… Read more.

Source: Business Insider | Megan Willett | December 17, 2013


Daily Mail

Are Americans starting to lose faith? Belief in God and miracles declines as Darwinism becomes more popular

The number of Americans who believe in God is declining, as a new poll shows a move away from traditional beliefs. The Harris poll, which questioned more than 2,250 adults about their beliefs, found that those with the strongest faith lived mostly in the South, voted Republican, and were black… Read more.

Source: Daily Mail | Jessica Jerreat | December 18, 2013


CNS News

Poll: Americans’ Belief in God Is Strong–But Declining

A new Harris Poll finds that a strong majority (74 percent) of U.S. adults say they believe in God, but that’s down from the 82 percent who expressed such a belief in earlier years. Belief in miracles, heaven and other religious teachings also declined in the latest poll… Read more.

Source: CNS News | Susan Jones | December 17, 2013


Headlines & Global News

Atheism On The Rise In America? Belief In God Down, Belief In UFOs Up, Study Says

Disbelief in God is on the rise in America, according to a recent Harris poll. Seventy-four percent of Americans say they still believe in the birth of Jesus as a divine being, but that has dropped from 82 percent in previous polls. Poll numbers show that beliefs in ideas such as miracles, that Jesus was the son of God, resurrection and life after death have gone down. Belief in astrology, UFOs, ghosts and reincarnation increased slightly… Read more.

Source: Headlines & Global News | Kimberly M. Aquilina | Dec 31, 2014


News Max

Harris Poll: Belief in God Falls

Seventy-four percent of Americans believe in God, a number that has dropped from 82 percent in 2005, 2007 and 2009, a new poll finds. By contrast 47 percent of the 2,250 adult respondents in The Harris Poll also say they believe in Darwin’s theory of evolution, which is up from 42 percent since the last Harris survey… Read more.

Source: News Max | Courtney Coren | Dec 23, 2013