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American Faith

Why Do Americans Seem So Religious?

Sacred Matters | E. Brooks Holifield | Posted 02.15.2014 | Religion

This article first appeared in Sacred Matters housed at Emory University. Many Western Europeans think of Americans as hopelessly, bafflingly, and ...

American Confidence In Organized Religion At All Time Low

Posted 07.13.2012 | Religion

According to a recent Gallup poll, the number of Americans who have faith in organized religion is at an all-time low. Only 44 percent of Americans...

America The Mystical: Oh Beautiful For Spacious Minds

Philip Goldberg | Posted 09.01.2011 | Religion
Philip Goldberg

The fastest growing category of American religion, particularly among young adults, is "spiritual but not religious." That the land of the free gave birth to such a designation makes perfect sense.

Americans' Images Of God: Love May Keep Us Together

David Briggs | Posted 05.26.2011 | Religion
David Briggs

Eighty-five percent of Americans say that the term "loving" describes God well. This overwhelming appreciation of God's love cannot be underestimated.