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Survey: Majority Of Americans Feel Religion Is The Answer To All Of Today’s Problems

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – What’s the answer to all of today’s problems?

Religion, at least according to 57% of Americans.

In the May 8 – 11 Gallup Values and Beliefs survey, just over 1,000 adults were asked whether or not religion can “answer today’s problems.”

Fifty-seven-percent, apparently, said yes.

But if you find that percentage a bit high, it’s important to have some context. Gallup says it’s actually down – way down – since the 1950s, when 82% said religion was the solution to the problems of the era.

Meanwhile, 30% of adults surveyed in the latest poll said the idea of religion as a balm for modern issues is “old fashioned and out of date.”

Perhaps unsurprisingly, older adults, people from the South and conservatives were the most likely to view religion as a problem solver. Women were slightly more likely than men to place greater importance on religion.

For more information on the Gallup survey, click here.

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