Poll: Belief in God Hits New Low
The number of Americans who believe in God has hit an all-time low, according to a new Gallup poll.
81% of American adults say they believe in God — down six percentage points from 2017, hitting the lowest number in the 78 years that Gallup has asked the question.
Meanwhile, 17% told the pollster they did not believe in God. More than 90% of respondents said they believed in God between 1944 and 2011.
“Belief in God has fallen the most in recent years among young adults and people on the left of the political spectrum (liberals and Democrats),” Gallup reported.
“The groups with the largest declines are also the groups that are currently least likely to believe in God, including liberals (62%), young adults (68%) and Democrats (72%). Belief in God is highest among political conservatives (94%) and Republicans (92%), reflecting that religiosity is a major determinant of political divisions in the U.S.”
Gallup also asked American adults whether God hears prayers and whether God intervenes when people pray.
Of the American adults who believe in God, 42% said God hears prayers and can intervene on a person’s behalf. Another 28% said God hears prayers but cannot intervene, while 11% think God can’t hear prayers or intervene.