With the number of religiously unaffiliated Americans on the rise, the Religious Right is searching for a magic formula that will convert more people to fundamentalism. As far as two organizations are concerned, the solution lies in doubling down on the same old fiery, hateful rhetoric the Religious Right has employed for years.
Nearly half of Americans believe religion should play a bigger role in U.S. politics, a recent poll showed.
A study conducted by the Pew Research Center’s Religion and Public Life Project found 49 percent of respondents want to see houses of worship express their views on political and social issues. That was a 5 percent uptick from the last time this survey was taken, in 2010.
Nearly one in five adults in the United States say they have no religious affiliation.
This survey finding, released by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, is pretty significant. In 2007, 15.6 percent of adults said they had no religious affiliation, and that number has grown by about 1 percent each year. It hit 19.6 percent in 2012.
It seems that Americans have heard just about enough about religion in political campaigns.
A new survey released by the Pew Forum On Religion & Public Life found that 38 percent of Americans said politicians have spent too much time expressing their religious faith and praying. That’s up from 2010, when 29 percent of Americans said there was too much religious expression by political leaders.