"U.S. adults who don't go to church, even on holidays, finds 72% say "God, a higher or supreme being, actually exists." But just as many (72%) also say the church is "full of hypocrites."
Indeed, 44% agree with the statement "Christians get on my nerves."
LifeWay Research, the research arm of the Southern Baptist Convention, based in Nashville, conducted the survey of 1,402 "unchurched" adults last spring and summer. The margin of error is plus or minus 2.5 percentage points.
The survey defines "unchurched" as people who had not attended a religious service in a church, synagogue or mosque at any time in the past six months." From USA Today
You can pipe in on the survey at the link. I take issue with one of the questions at their survey though. It's this one:
"There exists only one God, the God described in the Bible."
I would have to ask in return, "Which God of the Bible?" or vote against the question. While I tend to think that perhaps there is one creator, force, god or whatever you want to call it, the descriptions in the Bible are incomplete, inaccurate and unbelievable. I tend to think that the gods of the Bible are mostly ancient men's reaction to the weather, biology, physics and geological events and not an actual description of a godlike being unless he's a space alien. Jesus gives a more descriptive account of a God and God's essence in the gospels. So just saying the "God of the Bible" in a survey is an irresponsible question. You have to be more specific or the survey proves nothing. But what the hell do I know?
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