Half of U.S. Catholics say belief in God is not necessary to be a good person

Source: America Magazine

BY Michael J. O’Loughlin

For the first time, a majority of Americans—56 percent—say it is possible to be a good person without religious belief. And about half of all U.S. Catholics agree.

Those are the findings from a new Pew Research Center report drawn from two polls conducted among about 5,000 American adults in June and July.

The majority of Americans now believe that “God is not a prerequisite for good values and morality,” said Greg Smith, Pew’s associate director of research, in a post about the findings. “[T]he public’s increased rejection of the idea that belief in God is necessary for morality is due, in large part, to the spike in the share of Americans who are religious ‘nones,’” he explained.

The majority of Americans now believe that “God is not a prerequisite for good values and morality.”

2 replies

  1. In era Technology, modren world. There are many nice , lovely people without believe in God or without having religion. But some countries who believe in God and pray 5 times a day, their behavior are very bad, hostile toward infidel and treat infidel unfair.
    Of course, all religions will take people from the darkness to the light.

  2. The tenet of Religion is the walfare, happiness for humanity ( worldly Heaven) and Hereafter Heaven.

    The way of Islam to get the Heaven; To make good deeds as much possible and less bad deeds, you will be saved from Hell and will enter Heaven.

    The way of Christianity to get the Heaven; believe in Jesus is a Son of God, dird on the Cross and raised up from death to Heaven, you will be saved from Hell and will enter the Heaven.

    The way of Subud to get the Heaven ; To purify Sin by the Power of God through “ Latihan” or Excercise. You will be saved from Hell and enter The Heaven.

    Watch this Video from Bapak Muhammad Subut.
    Google: World Subud assosiation.

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