Newsweek Poll: 9 in 10 American Adults Believe in God

Here are some of the figures from the latest Newsweek poll, conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International on March 28-29, 2007. According to the poll, which questioned American adults aged 18 and older on political and religious beliefs, 9 in 10 American adults believe in God.

Here are some of the other results from the poll.

Of the 1,004 American adults surveyed:

  • 91% believe in God
  • 87% identify with a specific religion
  • 82% identify themselves as Christians (5% say they follow a non-Christian faith, such as Judaism or Islam)
  • 48% reject the scientific theory of evolution
  • 34% of college graduates say they accept the Biblical account of creation as fact
  • 10% identify themselves as having “no religion”
  • 6% said they don’t believe in a God at all

The “believe in God” number seems low to me compared to other polls I have seen in the past, and the “do not believe in God” number seems high. And although it may be nice for 82% of American adults to identify themselves as Christians, if 82% of all American adults truly followed Christ, I think we would see a very different moral climate in our country. You can read the actual poll questions here.


  1. Timothy Michalak says:

    Most of those questions are attacking the subject of the question(such as George Bush). Quite unfair if you ask me. I’m not a big fan of three choice questions, because I usually have long explanations I need to add on. =)


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