“God Bless America” is becoming “Godless America,” if a trend reported by a Pew poll continues.
Its latest survey that was released Wednesday indicates that the number of Americans who are “absolutely certain” that God exists has dropped to 63% from 71% in a similar poll in 2007.
An overwhelming majority of 89% still believe in God, a three-point decline from the last poll, but millennials are much less religious than the older generation.
As older, more religiously observant generations die out, they are being replaced by far less religious young adults
Two-thirds of members of the Silent generation (67%) say religion is very important in their lives, but only 38% of the youngest members of the Millennial generation – those born between 1990 and 1996 – say the same.
Just 28% of these youngest Millennials report attending religious services at least weekly, compared with about half (51%) of their Silent generation counterparts.
Another interesting, and perhaps not surprising, statistic in the poll is that there are more people in the Democratic party than in the Republican party who are not affiliated with any religion.
The survey also shows that homosexuality is much more accepted by all religions, especially Jews, than in previous years.
It also revealed that 54% of Jews now eat pork, one of the strongest prohibitions in the Torah and which has been associated with Jewish identify over centuries.
No less significant is that only 39 percent of Jews expressed a deep feeling of spiritual peace and well-being at least once a week, compared with 68 percent for Protestants, 57 percent for Catholics and 64 percent for Muslims.