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Americans Want Religion's Benefits, but Not Obligations

by Robert J. Young
©, 2001, Robert J. Young
[permission is given to reprint with credit noted]

According to George Gallup, Jr., years of research by his polling organization show a gap between what Americans say they believe and how they live.
"We want the fruits of religion, but not the obligations," he told the Evangelical Press Association's annual convention.
Gallup says most Americans say they believe in God and Jesus and trust the Bible. Statistics show Americans are ignorant of the doctrines and history of their chosen faiths, and half of the nation's Christians do not know who delivered the Sermon on the Mount.
"We revere the Bible, but we don't read it," he said.

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