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By BRUCE FEILER
Published: October 15, 2010, NY Times online
A study released last month by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life showed that 69 percent of Americans are absolutely certain God exists, and another 17 percent are fairly certain. Only 6 percent said they did not believe in God, with another 5 percent saying they didn’t know or were not certain.
But in countless surveys in recent years, Americans have shown creeping anxieties about their faith. While 10 to 15 percent of believers define themselves as fundamentalist, a vast majority of believers also express doubts. A Pew study last year showed that half of American adults have changed their religious affiliation at least once.
Link to full article: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/17/fashion/17ThisLife.html?ref=fashion
Answer by flatlanderjenn at 1:29 PM on Oct. 16, 2010
We practice our faith at home and I talk to them about my beliefs but I explain all the time that many people have different ideas and beliefs. I want them to understand and appreciate other peoples opinions, beliefs, and religions but I also want them to understand that I have strong faith in God.
Answer by RyansMom001 at 8:02 PM on Oct. 15, 2010
Answer by Anouck at 6:46 PM on Oct. 15, 2010
So far I have just let my 8 year old know that many people believe many different things and that they are all ok. I still don't even know what I believe so who am I to decide what my son should believe in.
Answer by skittles1108 at 6:46 PM on Oct. 15, 2010
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Answer by WomanWitty at 12:16 AM on Oct. 16, 2010
Next question overall
Do you believe and use home remedies and natural treatments?