We have to do something and soon, or God‘s house will surely fall.
Confidence in organized religion hits all-time low in Gallup poll
This follows a downward trend since the 1970s, when 68 percent of Americans had a high degree of confidence.
But the scandals of recent decades, and the ensuing lack of confidence in organized religion, are not necessarily affecting the importance of religion in peoples’ lives, Gallup finds.
“While various sex abuse scandals involving U.S. clerics have likely played a role in Americans’ growing skepticism about the church and organized religion, the decline in confidence does not necessarily indicate a decline in Americans’ personal attachment to religion,” writes Lydia Saad of Gallup. “The percentage of Americans saying religion is very important in their lives has held fairly steady since the mid-1970s, after dropping sharply from 1952 levels.”