U.S.: Faith in organised religion at an all time low

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This was revealed in a recent survey by the Gallup institute. American faith in organised religion is at its lowest in thirty years

VATICAN INSIDER STAFF
ROME

Faith in organised religion in the U.S. is at its lowest in thirty years, with only 44% of Americans stating they have confidence in the Church. This is according to the findings of a survey carried out by Gallup statistical institute. Catholics showed a sharper decline than Protestants, with their trust rates recorded at 46% to 56% respectively. According to pollsters, the sex scandals involving American television evangelists in recent years are to blame for this drop.

 

In the 70’s Americans considered organised religion to be the highest institution in existence, outranking the American Supreme Court and the military, the Gallup report stated. It added that in the 80’s, the sex scandals some television evangelists were involved in caused people’s confidence in the Church to plummet to 60%.

 

Finally, the report concluded that the accusations of paedophilia and abuse against minors which came to the surface from 2000 onwards resulted in organised religions losing the support of numerous Americans.

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Bombay Laity Ezekiel’s Chapter 3 Task as Watchman 17 “Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the people of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me. 18 When I say to a wicked person, ‘You will surely die,’ and you do not warn them or speak out to dissuade them from their evil ways in order to save their life, that wicked person will die for[b] their sin, and I will hold you accountable for their blood. 19 But if you do warn the wicked person and they do not turn from their wickedness or from their evil ways, they will die for their sin; but you will have saved yourself.
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