Religious devotion sets the United States apart from some of its closest allies. Americans profess unquestioning belief in God and are far more willing to mix faith and politics than people in other countries, AP-Ipsos polling found.
In Western Europe, where Pope Benedict XVI complains that growing secularism has left churches unfilled on Sundays, people are the least devout among the 10 countries surveyed for The Associated Press by Ipsos.
Only Mexicans come close to Americans in embracing faith, the poll found. But unlike Americans, Mexicans strongly object to clergy lobbying lawmakers, in line with the nation's historical opposition to church influence.
"In the United States, you have an abundance of religions trying to motivate Americans to greater involvement," said Roger Finke, a sociologist at Penn State University. "It's one thing that makes a tremendous difference here."...
GREAT hope indeed ARTHUR these lands where the gospel burnt brightest and where the martyrs bleed and died are not finished with yet, but repentence is needed our God is a merciful God praise his wonderful name
Religous devotion is high in America, but bowing the knee to Baal is religous devotion. Atheisim isn't fashionable right now, and neither is biblical Christianity, religous devotion is high simply because so many people are devoted to morally relative religon.
Not so mike there are countless wonderful Americans far better people than i would ever be, I am sorry if I sounded like I was being pompus I just dont think the British people need to go the way of America
ARTHUR would you really like to be more like America ( one of the most immoral countries one earth) surely us British need to get back to our own protestant roots I dont think going the way of the AMERICAN people is the answer.