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Religious beliefs


What U.S. adults really believe about religion:

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This section discusses data from public opinion polls. Such data reveals what American adults say that they believe. This sometimes differs from what they actually believeand/or from their faith group's teachings.

Topics covered in this section:

bullet Events and survey findings with a religious theme:
bullet During 2010
bulletLies, damn lies and statistics
bulletReliability of poll data

bullet U.S. Poll results describing:
bullet Religious Beliefs Of U.S. Adults, About Their Own And Other Religions, from 2000 to 2017: Part 1   Part 2   Part 3

bulletGod's existence & importance; Jesus' second coming

bulletAmericans' diverse beliefs about the nature of God: Part 1 Part 2;

These essays are based on the results of the Baylor Religion Survey which found that most Americans believe in either an Authoritarian, Benevolant, Critical, or Distant God.

bullet U.S. Polling data: Beliefs about life after death.

bullet About ghosts, salvation, Satan, Heaven, Hell, Astrology, and the literal accuracy of some biblical stories.

bullet In the year 2000: The Ten Commandments, other beliefs, social problems, role of religion, church/state separation
bulletHow the public rate clergy honesty & ethics. Stable, changing, unexpected beliefs

bulletAbsolute truth

bulletBeliefs of Roman Catholics towards their own and other faiths

bulletReligious beliefs in the U.S. compared with other Christian nations

bullet Prejudice of Americans towards those of different faiths


Prejudice by Americans towards Mormons and Evangelicals Part 1 Part 2

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bulletReligious practices:
bulletReligious practices

bulletHow many people attend church, cathedral, mosque, synagogue or temple in countries around the world?

bulletReligious beliefs:
bulletAbout the millennium and the second coming of Christ

bulletDivisions among Protestant denominations There are at least two types of Protestants.

bulletDifferences between Roman Catholicism and conservative Protestantism There are major gaps; and they are growing.

bulletOther topics:
bulletHow Christians interpret the Bible Their beliefs differ because of how they view the Bible.

bulletHoly days: A list of seasonal days of celebration and remembrance.

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Latest update: 2017-FEB-19
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