Sunday, May 27, 2007
What's God got to do with it?
One third of Americans believe that the Bible is the actual word of God, according to a Gallup poll published Friday. Overall, the majority of Americans believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God (47%), while a slim 19% believe the Bible is a collection of ancient texts. The poll broke down the results by region, age, religious identification, church attendance, and education. Individuals in the Southern region of the U.S., people older than 65, weekly church-goers, "other" Christians, and Americans with a higher education of high school or less were the most likely to believe that the Bible should be taken literally.