December 26, 2019

Faith prevalent in U.S., study finds

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe Christmas Truce of 1914 proved that peace is possible More Americans are active in religious groups than previously thought, and many others without ties to congregations still believe in God or a higher power, researchers found in a broad survey whose results were released Monday. They also found that many Christians whom others call “evangelical” reject that label and prefer to describe themselves as “Bible-believing” or “born again.” The survey was conducted by the Baylor University Sociology Department and the Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion as the first in a series on the spiritual life of Americans. Researchers found that only 10.8 percent of Americans have no ties to a congregation, denomination or faith group. Previous surveys had put that figure at 14 percent, overlooking about 10 million people involved in some form of organized religion, the Baylor report said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img