92% of Americans believe in God or a universal spirit, Pew survey finds

Californians, however, are less likely to consider religion ‘very important.’ Of the 36,000 people surveyed, 42% said they think Hollywood is a corrupting influence.

Americans overwhelmingly believe in God and consider religion an important part of their lives, even as many shun weekly worship services, according to a national survey released today that also found great diversity in religious beliefs and practices.

Ninety-two percent of those interviewed for the U.S. Religious Landscape Survey said they believe in the existence of God or a universal spirit, and 58% said they pray privately every day. But California, like other states along the country’s two coasts, resisted the prevailing national tendencies.

latimes.com/news/nationworld/politics/la-me-faith24-2008jun24,0,4300244.story

survey is here:

religions.pewforum.org/comparisons#

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