It’s no secret that most Americans claim Christianity astheir faith. According to a poll conducted by MitorskyInternational and Edison Media Research in 2002, two percent ofAmericans claimed Judaism and Mormonism, one percent were Hindu,Buddhist or Muslim, three percent claimed a different religion, andeight percent said they didn’t hold to any faith. The other84 percent of Americans surveyed said they were Christian (whetherthat be Protestants, Catholics, Evangelical, Born Again, or”other”).
Why is there such an overwhelming majority of people who claimthe Christian faith in our country?
Is it because 84 percent of the people of America (give or takea couple of percentage points) really believe what the Christianreligion says they put their faith into is true?
Or is the large percentage of Christians a result of societalnorms that began with our founding fathers at the dawn of ourcountry and have trickled their way down through time, findingtheir way into our ingrained traditional systems and back out of 84percent of Americans’ mouths? I want to look into thisquestion in the next several weeks and I’d like your help inthinking it through. If you have a comment, thought, observation,or question, please send me a message firstname.lastname@example.org.