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Survey Shows Less Consider Themselves Religious
Written by Phyllis Smith
Last updated on March 16, 2014 @ 5:10PM
Created on March 15, 2014 @ 3:20PM

A new poll about religion showed that a growing number of you don't think it's all that important. The survey showed that about 20% of you feel it's not that important when it comes to  daily life.

Researchers said this is the highest percentage since the survey was first conducted 17 years ago. It showed that those who were less religious were more likely to be men and have an income over $75,000.

They're also more likely to live in the Northeast or West and be under the age of 35. Many of you had different theories for why this could be. 

"To me, the biggest part of it is that people think they have to get cleaned up for church, wear fancy clothes. Things have changed so much. People don't have as much time for it, too many activities," said Yvonne Trusky, a Philippi resident. 

Another man said religion isn't around as much as it used to be.

"When I was growing up, we had religion in school. They took all that out. Kids just aren't expected to do that now. I mean, when I was younger I was forced to go to church on the weekends," said Dave Merkel, a Hepzibah resident.

Experts said while the number of those who are non-religious is on the rise, about 50% of you still consider religion to be very important.

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Mar 17, 2014 at 6:12 AM
Being 'religious' is NOT the same as being a Christian. Being a christian is a 'way of life' and I do not consider myself 'religious' but a christian, trying each day everyday to live my life according to GOD'S laws not what lawless men/women who lead our states/nation say is right or acceptable. Those two collide today on a number of moral and ethical issues. What 'man' considers moral/ethical usually is NOT acceptable to God. This survey means nothing. There are over 80 percent of this nations people that claim to be christian. Not all of them may live it as they should; but even if you walk into a bar in this nation and spout off about God in a derogatory way; even those people in that bar will throw you out for it; although they don't live their lives the way they should. So, this survey is just one more attempt from nonchristians to deceive the country into thinking we are not a nation 'under' God; and that 'believe' in the one and only God. It's not going to work. It hasn't worked yet and deceitful surveys that do NOT ask everyone but a selected few the question. And the question is not even specific!
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