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Thirty eight percent of Americans think religion strengthens the country

Does religion make a country stronger?

The late 2021 “Jesus in America” survey found that 38 percent of Americans think that religion makes United States stronger. On the other hand, the study found that 6 percent of Americans believe the opposite: religion weakens the country. Further, 28 percent of Americans think that religion divides the nation.

Among those who think that religion divides America, 21 percent were Christian. Of those who said religion was divisive in American, 38 percent were members of other religions and 50 percent were non-religious.

A representative sample of over 3,000 American adults were chosen as respondents for the study.

Milton Quintanilla reports at Christian Headlines that the poll further found difference in religiosity among different age groups:

The survey also found that Generation Z Americans (born after 1996) were somewhat less likely to be non-religious than millennials (born between 1981 and 1996).


Roughly 24 percent of Gen Z respondents and 28 percent of millennials identified as non-religious, whereas 12 percent of baby boomers and 18 percent of Generation Xers identified as non-religious.


Respondents also shared whether their view of Jesus Christ had shifted within the last five to eight years. Among Gen Zers, 76 percent said their opinion had changed in a positive way. Sixty-five percent of millennials said the same thing.


The survey, which was conducted from November 22 to December 2, 2021, included a nationally representative sample of 3,119 U.S. adults, with a margin of error of +/- 2.0 percentage points at the 95 percent confidence level.

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