*In a survey it was found that almost all Americans say they believe in God. Aa majority say they pray and more than a third say they go to religious services every week.
But in a new book on religious trends in the United States, a Duke University professor says this picture of an unflinchingly faithful America is not quite accurate. At least when it comes to traditional religious practices, Americans’ belief has faded in recent decades, says professor Mark Chaves, according to the Huffington Post.
Take the well-known fact that fewer Americans are joining the clergy. The Roman Catholic Church in the United States, for example, has experienced a sharp decline in priests.
Part of the reason, Chaves says, could be that Americans have lost respect for religious leaders. That’s one of several findings in his book “American Religion: Contemporary Trends.”
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