- 51% believed in God
- 51% believed in an afterlife
In China, of course, where religion is discouraged, it might not be safe to admit to something like God and the afterlife. I know, for in a lecture I gave in Hangzhou to 50 students from Zhejiang University, I was naively curious as to how many in the audience believed in God and the afterlife. Very few raised their hand. I was told later, don't ask this question in this country. People will report on others.
- Do you believe in God?
- Do you believe in God or a universal spirit?
|Believe in||Not sure about||Don't believe in|
|GALLUP, MAY 4-8, 2016|
- 4.4% in Iceland are religious
- however, 61.1% of Icelanders believe in God (more than the World)
- ZERO % of those 25 and younger think it was God who created the Earth
- In the U.S., belief that a Supreme Being guided evolution
- 33% of White Catholics
- 24% of all adults
- half of Republicans
- one-third of Democrats and Indepents (same as adults)
- There seems to be a sense that there is more to life than what we see. Many will ask how can you explain love. Thus, not being able to fully comprehend doesn't mean there might not be something more. However, the matter of blind faith troubles me. As an engineer and associated with some level of education my entire life, I need compelling proof to believe in something so prodigious. I don't think it will be possible to ever convincingly confirm there is an afterlife or Supreme Being. As such, unless something incredibly life-changing occurs, and soon, I can only look forward to eternal gloom at the end.
- Around the world, the younger generation has less of a belief in God than the older generation. You would think especially in developing nations that education should more and more make a difference, but, how can you explain us? With among the better educational opportunities, 90% or so of Americans think there is a Supreme Being. To reinforce the shift of youthful attitudes, Millennials (roughly 15-35 of age) in the U.S. are sinking in God belief: