Politics

God and Religion Under Attack

WASHINGTON, DC, Nov 28 — The fact is that Godless voters, mainly younger voters who identify as being politically unaffiliated or liberal Democrats, tend to vote against traditional American values. A poll conducted by the Pew Research Center found that just 51% of voters between the ages of 18-and-29-years of age believe in God. Meanwhile, a survey by the Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School found that voters in the same age category indicated a preference for Democrats by a margin of 55% to 34%.

Earlier this year the Public Religion Research Institute [PRRI] issued a report on The Politics of Unaffiliated Americans. It pointed out that “One of the most dramatic social changes in the United States over the past 30 years has been the growing number of Americans with no religious affiliation, now nearly a quarter of the U.S. population. They are a key part of the Democratic Party’s base, with a slew of books studying them, advocacy groups representing them, and even a new media initiative speaking to them. Understanding this cultural change in the American religious landscape is important for understanding the future of politics amid major demographic shifts.”

The 65-plus population of the U.S. continues to grow at a rate of 10,000 a day but the population of new 18 year old voters is also growing at a fast pace. The Center For Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement reports that in the nearly two years since the election of President Biden, more than eight million teenagers have become eligible to vote. And their impact on the future of our elections can be seen in the recent midterm elections, according to CNN’s political analyst Harry Enten. As he put it, “Democrats would have gotten crushed this election without young voters.”

A recent Faith in America survey conducted by Marist Poll in behalf of the Deseret News found that fewer and fewer of us attended religious services over the past ten years. The poll also revealed that just over half of Americans say they believe in God triggering the loss of churchgoers, particularly among younger age groups. 

Certainly, America is still a mainly God-fearing country, reports the pollsters at Gallup. A survey they conducted a few months ago found that 81% of the U.S. population believes in God. But, although it is a big number, it is down from previous polls that showed much higher numbers of believers. In the 1950’s right up until 2011 belief in God hovered between 92% and 98% of the population. Gallup says, “A subsequent survey in 2013 found belief in God dipping below 90% to 87%, roughly where it stood in three subsequent updates between 2014 and 2017 before this year’s drop to 81%.”

But, perhaps the most important finding from its recent survey is that the biggest decline in Americans who believe in God in recent years has been “among young adults and people on the left of the political spectrum [liberals and Democrats].“

The Family Research Council declares that “militant atheists and progressives continue to target long existing crosses and historical markers of America’s religious heritage in public places. Teachers tell young schoolchildren they can’t read their Bible in school. Private citizens and the government alike are attacking religious expression by other citizens. Whether it’s a media backlash to merely expressing a faith position on sexuality, or the use of nondiscrimination laws to punish religious business owners for their decisions, threats to free speech and free exercise are heating up both in the courts and the public square.”


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Michael Blivin
1 month ago

no comment

Smike
1 month ago

God has had this problem before. Read the Old Testament to find out how he delt with it. You might see some similarities with what is happening today.

Berean
1 month ago

Two negative growing fad thoughts today are that “Boomers got us into this mess, and don’t know how to use computers”, and “it’s (all) the Jews”.

johnh
1 month ago

It is very disturbing that only 51% of people age 18-29 believe in GOD. Not good for the future America. These people do not know the last 200-years history of USA.

Dave
1 month ago
Reply to  johnh

They eventually all will…and then it’ll be too late…

David Millikan
1 month ago

Since when is it the government’s job to RUN and CONTROL our every day lives?
That is a DICTATORSHIP.
NOT FREEDOM.
The United States was Founded
Under GOD and FREEDOM from
RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION
AMONG THE REST OF OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS.

Richard
1 month ago

Hooray for Elaine… She has what they used to call ‘horse sense’. Do not worry. There was a red wave. Once again this election was interfered with by the cheating left funded by George Soros and others. The good news is this election will be overturned just like 2020 will be. People may be blind but God Almighty isn’t. ‘Shall not the judge of all the earth do right? ‘. Hahahaha. You skeptics watch as both of these elections are overturned by the One who created this Earth. Truth will prevail.

Gordy
1 month ago
Reply to  Richard

Don’t hold your breath on that. Expecting God to “meddle” in world affairs- something that not even Jesus did- is naive and unbiblical. Anyone who believes that God judges sin or “sinners” today says that the crucifixion was powerless; the New Covenant never happened; and Apostle Paul is a liar. I suggest you spend more time reading the NEW TESTAMENT, instead of the Old Testament which is obsolete. We are not under The Mosaic Law, but under the Father’s Grace

Kay
1 month ago
Reply to  Gordy

Amen The old Testament. Foretells of the times and the New Testament reveals them and now we are living them. Revelation is happening right before us! Open your eyes folks!!

Smike
1 month ago

You can’t be a beacon if your light don’t shine.

George M
1 month ago

The Devil believes in GOD . If you can’t see the Goodness of GOD in the World, you can see the handiwork of the Devil with all the mass shootings, killings, and Wars and sufferings. We are in the middle of a Great Battle for the Souls of Mankind. Pray …..

arizsux
1 month ago

Republicans can’t even count.

Katie Hobbs got 1,287,890 votes.
Kari Lake got 1,270,774 votes.
Katie Hobbs got more votes which means she is going to be the next governor of Arizona.

Trump falsely claims that Lake won and should be installed as governor. Trump also falsely claims he won in 2020. Does he know that 306 electoral votes is more than 232 electoral votes?

Most religious conservatives are republicans and can’t even understand elementary school level subject matter.

Elaine
1 month ago
Reply to  arizsux

Thank you for the insults. I happen to be an 82 year old grandmother and I can count, the problem I have with your figures is that they are fudged by dishonesty. 2+2 still equals 4, except when you have dishonest counts, which is the case with Katie Hobbs win (who also did not campaign) and was in charge of the elections.

A lot of Republicans were turned away from voting by dishonesty. I think if there was an honest audit of the votes, the numbers would come out differently than what is being rushed and pushed through by a dishonest election.

I am and have been a registered Republican and I came from a family of die hard Democrats, but recognized since Eisenhower, that most Democrats were only out for themselves and not the American taxpayer or the hardworking farmers and middle class workers.

If I interpret your user name correctly you do not like the State of Arizona, so why do you care who wins or loses that election?

arizsux
1 month ago
Reply to  Elaine

Ballots are not counted by attendance at rallies. Trump and Lake decided well before their elections that they would not accept a loss and both have acted like childish imbeciles. They are poor losers and nothing more.
Voters were not turned away and all their votes were counted including box 3. But republicans don’t care about facts and without evidence fake claims of fraud are made. You conveniently ignore the far right militias coming to voting locations trying to intimidate voters.
The Christian Taliban controls the republicans. The religion is based on lies including that the son of god was on the earth and everyone who does not pledge their life to him will go to a terrible place for a long time. That’s pure hate. Christians claim to be meek but in reality they are extremely hateful. Kids love Christmas for the toys and then their conservative parents teach them to be hateful bullies toward non Christians. I’ve experienced their bullying.
Trump and Lake lost and it’s about time they concede rather than behave like little babies.

Berean
1 month ago
Reply to  arizsux

Truth deniers totally blind themselves to all the footage of ballot box stuffing, late arrival of truckloads of suddenly found ballots. Hobbs’ position as AZ elections chief as secretary of state, in the position to certify her own election, is gross conflict of interest, but people with little character don’t care. There are MANY hours of footage, as well as under oath testimonies. But never mind… And Christians (not talking CINOs) study and live Christ’s teachings, which you obviously do not know. We aren’t to cheat, lie, bare false witness against others, are to show love, forgive, be at peace with all as much as they will let us, and not seek to get even, just bring truth. You didn’t, at all, describe CHRISTians. Just actors of the opposite spirit used to influence against God’s people. They do more injury to the name than you seek to. That spirit seethes with hate against the very name of Jesus Christ, and their tools cannot resist attacking.

johnh
1 month ago
Reply to  arizsux

Election deniers are not adding much to well-being of America, but only muddying the water

Believer
1 month ago

Time for God to stand up. Drifting towards apostasy, or simple indifference, is nothing new. But “awakenings” have happened before, and I suspect we’re about due.

David Millikan
1 month ago

There is nothing more important than GOD and FREEDOM OF CHOICE.
Without both you have nothing.

PaulE
1 month ago

The Constitution of the United States ensures freedom of religion and that the government will NOT favor or impose one form of religion over another. That means the individual is free to worship from any religious perspective that he or she chooses to or even no prespective at all.

Carol
1 month ago
Reply to  PaulE

Freedom of religion is NOT freedom of worship! It’s just what it says, Freedom of religion! Religion is more than going to church, synagogue or mosque or reading some holy book. It’s a way of life!! The government is unconstitutionally propping up secularism and when one is punished for not conforming by said government, our freedoms are lost!!! I don’t have to affirm all the sexual deviancy and ungodly behavior in society! I live my life following Jesus and if the government doesn’t like it, then too bad!!! Government MUST protect these constitutional rights for everyone or America ceases to exist!

arizsux
1 month ago
Reply to  Carol

Religious conservatives have an outsized amount of power. They chose Trump as their leader and he is a sexual deviant to the extreme and he hates the constitution. He claims he won in 2020 when he lost and now he’s making false claims about the Arizona governor race.

Berean
1 month ago
Reply to  arizsux

Not one piece of solid evidence to support those claims. Just emo

Dan W.
1 month ago
Reply to  Carol

Here’s the long and short of what the First Amendment says about religion:

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;”

The state cannot favor or disfavor either religion or lack thereof or any particular religion over another. You are free to exercise your religion as you please without either government interference or support.

Verla
1 month ago

Just what Satan wants. Take belief in God away then destroy families. I think it started with Madeline O’hare. Take God and prayer out of school. Now the government says parents have no right to determine what their children are taught in school.

arizsux
1 month ago
Reply to  Verla

Fundamentalist religion is based on a web of blatant lies. Lying does not lead to good morals or good families. School boards are elected to determine what is taught in schools. The loud parent screaming at the school board meetings berating the school board does not get to have more of a say than the parent who quietly voted for the school board who is not at the meeting.

ER
1 month ago
Reply to  arizsux

Your immoral stupidity is mystifying. If you had any common sense or morality you would see the corruption and destruction the Democratic Party has unleashed on the American people. We The People! Not we the government.

Berean
1 month ago
Reply to  arizsux

This is just trolling

johnh
1 month ago
Reply to  Verla

That is also the goals of Communism from 1950s, so think about what is happening in USA today.

Nick
1 month ago

“Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear.“

-Thomas Jefferson

Dan W.
1 month ago
Reply to  Nick

Now you’re in trouble with the Democratic-Republicans.

Hope McCloud
1 month ago
Reply to  Nick

I was once an atheist and there is nothing of “blind-folded fear” and everything of “reason” sustaining my belief in God and the Lordship of Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit.

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