A new study conducted by The Harris Poll shows that belief in God, though still strong (74%), has declined in recent years from 82%.
Some of the other results from the poll are as follows:
–68 percent believe in heaven, down from 75 percent;
–68 percent believe that Jesus is God or the Son of God, down from 72 percent;
–65 percent believes in the resurrection of Jesus Christ, down from 70 percent;
–64 percent believe in the survival of the soul after death, down from 69 percent;
–58 percent believe in the devil and hell, down from 62 percent;
–57 percent believe in the Virgin birth, down from 60 percent.
– Outside of specific religious samples, the groups most likely to be absolutely certain there is a God include blacks (70%), Republicans (65%), older Americans (62%), Baby Boomers (60%), Southerners (61%) and Midwesterners (58%), and those with a high school education or less (60%).
The Harris Poll was conducted online within the United States between Nov. 13-18, 2013 among 2,250 adults, ages 18 and older.