Half of Americans Don't go to Church
I am stunned. I always assumed the broad opposition to the teaching of evolution was fostered by huge masses of people who go to church every Sunday. But a new Gallup poll shows that 43 percent of respondents answered no to one of the following questions:
1. "Do you happen to be a member of a church, synagogue, or mosque?"
2. "Apart from weddings, funerals, or special holidays, such as Christmas, Easter or Yom Kippur, have you attended the church, synagogue, or mosque of your choice in the past six months, or not?"
Surveys of church attendance tend to be skewed by people who think they should say they go to church even though they don't, so let's round it off and say that means half of all Americans aren't members of a house of worship or haven't gone in six months or more. So why does it feel like it's the other half of the American people who are always the ones out there in front of the cameras on the issue of teaching evolution?