Majority of Americans Believe in God, Few Act Like It

Washington, D.C. (23 June 2008) –  A Pew research survey released June 23 found that 92 percent of Americans believe in God and a majority consider religion an important part of their lives. Fifty-eight percent of Americans pray every day.

"Now if we can just get them to act like they believe in God," said Judie Brown, president of American Life League. "While it's encouraging that the rest of the country acknowledges the existence of the Lord, one wonders how so many can contemplate truth and eternity while simultaneously turning a blind eye to legalized infanticide."

“The study confirms what is already known about the United States – that it is a deeply religious nation,” reports the Washington Post. The study surveyed 35,000 adults around the country. 

But while a majority of Americans believe in God and pray every day, the survey also states that "most Americans don't feel their religion is the only way to eternal life – even if their faith tradition teaches otherwise," according to the Associated Press.

"The real enemy to the preborn, to our culture, to our nation, is the moral relativism that has our world, literally, in a death grip," Brown said. "That same mentality blurs the line between right and wrong and has opened the door for abortion. We'll make little headway in defending the preborn until we take a clear and unwavering stance in favor of objective Truth: Murder of the innocent is always wrong."

American Life League was cofounded in 1979 by Judie Brown. It is the largest grassroots Catholic pro-life organization in the United States and is committed to the protection of all innocent human beings from the moment of creation to death. For more information or press inquiries, please contact Katie Walker at 540.659.4942.