Notable Rise in Americans Who Think Religious Beliefs ‘At Odds’ with Mainstream Culture

An increasing share of Americans think their religious beliefs are “at odds” with “mainstream American culture.” 48% of citizens say there is either a “great deal” or “some” conflict in this area, up from just 42% in 2020, according to the Pew Research Centre. The survey also found 29% of Americans believe they are religious minorities, up from 24% in 2000. Meanwhile, most U.S. adults, 80%, said “religion’s role in American life is shrinking,” a percentage that’s the highest it has been in Pew’s research history. Just 18% expressed the belief faith is gaining influence in American society, with 49% saying religion’s influence is on the decline and that it’s a bad thing, which is unsurprising considering 57% of U.S. adults believe religion’s influence on American life is positive. Americans’ political affiliations had an impact on their view of religion and public life. Republicans (51%) said they believe it is important to have a president with the same religious beliefs they hold; just 25% of Democrats said the same. Pew found some interesting statistics regarding this year’s presidential candidates  with 13% stating they believe Biden is “very religious” and 4% expressing the same about Trump.

Source: Faithwire

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