Do You Believe?
Survey says: a whole bunch of Jews and Christians don’t.
In a recent survey, Jewish and Christian Americans had a whole lot of interesting things to say about their faith.
More than half of Jewish Americans claim being Jewish is more about culture and ancestry, as opposed to the 15% that said it’s about religious beliefs.
Christians follow suit, claiming to be proud of their religion, though not practicing it devoutly.
These make up the “nominals,” or people who claim a religious identity, but only seem to live it by the name.
It seems to be an act of loyalty, according to Catholic researchers. Studies suggest people portray religious ideologies based on beliefs, as well as age. People tend to feel guilty admitting that they are not as religious as their parents.
Interestingly enough, 72% of Jewish and Christian Americans consider themselves less religious and more spiritual.
What do you think of the “nominal” believers?