Record low says religion can solve ‘all or most of today’s problems’: Gallup

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Source: The Hill

BY MICHAEL BURKE

A record low number of Americans says religion can serve as an answer to “all or most of today’s problems,” according to a new poll.

The Gallup survey published Monday found that just 46 percent of respondents said religion can solve all or most of the world’s problems. It marked the first time in more than six decades that less than half of Americans responded that way.

Meanwhile, 39 percent said that religion is “old-fashioned and out of date.”

Americans’ perspectives on that issue are predictably divided based on how frequently they attend church, according to the poll. The poll found that 81 percent of people who attend church weekly say religion can answer today’s problems, while 58 percent of people who attend infrequently called church old-fashioned.

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