Half of Americans believe that life in the United States would be better if more Americans lived as Christians. This number has dropped significantly from two years ago, when 61% thought life would be better with more Christian values.
A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey finds that 28% of adults disagree, while 22% are not sure if more Christian living would lead to a better quality of life.
Thirty-seven percent (37%) of Americans read the Bible at least once a week, including 11% who read it every day or more than once a day. For the most part, though, Americans rarely or never read the Bible (60%).
Still, eight-out-of-10 Americans (80%) say that their religious faith is at least somewhat important in their daily lives.
Perhaps not surprisingly, those who read the Bible the most are also the most certain that life would be better if more Americans lived as Christians. Among the majority—those that rarely or never read the Bible—35% agree life would be better with more Christian values, while 40% disagree and 25% are not sure.
Published on Saturday, October 9, 2010 @ 10:06 AM CDT