A new study has found that while most Americans believe faith in God is an important part of being a citizen, they do not consider the United States to be a Christian nation, the Christian Headlines website reports today (August 1, 2015).
The Public Religion Research Institute found that 69 percent of Americans claimed that belief in God was an "important part of being truly American." However, about 59 percent of respondents indicated that the US is not a Christian nation.
According to the study, older people were more likely to think that belief in God was important than young people. Seventy-seven percent of the senior population confirmed that belief in God was an important part of being a citizen, while only 52 percent of young adults indicated that belief in God was important.
Most people indicated that America is not a Christian nation; 45 percent said the country once was Christian. Only 35 percent of respondents said that the US is currently a Christian nation.