Religion: Tidings

>The Gallup poll has mixed news about the strength of U.S. religion. Since 1970 there has been a marked increase, from 14% to 31%, in the number of people who think religion is gaining in influence. However, a majority (56%) still think that religion's influence is declining. In the same survey, Gallup found a hefty 62% who believe that religion can answer all or most of mankind's problems. But that is well below the 81% who thought the same back in 1957.

> After his wife was shot dead by a deranged man during Sunday services last June, the Rev. Martin Luther...

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