69% of Americans believe in God, 77% pray outside of religious services, 75% believe it's a parent's responsibility to give children a religious upbringing. 45% respondents called themselves religious, 50% said they rarely or never attend worship services. more than 27% of respondents said they don't practice any kind of religion. only 5% of respondents didn't believe in God, 7% weren't sure about the existence of God, 12% didn't believe in an afterlife. 24% of respondents put themselves into a whole new category,"spiritual but not religious." 12% of respondents said that their own religion was the only true faith, 12% said no religion has validity, 59% said all religions are valid. 82% would consider marrying someone of a different faith, 78% would never think of converting to another religion. 33% said religion was important but not the most important thing.24% said religion was the most important thing. 24% said religion was the most important thing in their lives. 22% said it wasn't a factor at all. 22% said religion was in their lives but not particularly important! 72% pray for the well being of others, 60% pray for forgiveness, 21% pray for material things. NOTE TO SELF;WE GOT WORK TO DO! God is expecting productivity!

A portion of a poll that has been posted on parade.com by Christine Wicker October 4,2009

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