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Poll: 21 Percent of Americans Say Religion Isn’t Important to Them

New research seems to indicate that Americans are becoming less religious. Twenty-one percent of respondents to a recent NBC and Wall Street Journal poll said that religion is “not that important” to their lives. According to NBC News, that’s the highest percentage of people who have expressed that opinion since the poll began being regularly conducted in 1997. So, what group is the least interested in faith? “The poll showed that these less religious Americans are more likely to be men, have an income over $75,000, to live in the Northeast or West and to be under the age of 35.” As the Huffington Post notes, the findings echo the results of a Harris Poll from last year that found just 74 percent of Americans still believed in God. That number has fallen by 8 percent since 2009 …

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