Religion: Americans & God

If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

—I John 1:8

In a survey published this week, the Ladies' Home Journal reports that the average U.S. citizen—perhaps no more nearsighted than any human being as he gazes in the mirror—feels that, spiritually, he is doing fine.

The Journal conducted a coast-to-coast, Gallup-style poll of a cross-section of Americans on the delicate subject of what they believe and how much it matters to them. Among other things, the poll showed:

¶ That 95% of U.S. citizens believe in God, with 76% describing themselves as church members....

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