Americans divided over definition of ‘God’
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August 2018 – Belief in God or gods has steadily declined in America in the past decade or more, and according to a study conducted by Pew Research Center, Americans differ on their definitions of God, whether they believe in God or not.

Of those asked if they believe in God, 80% said yes, and about 20% said no. Of those who said yes, 56% said they believe in God as described in the Christian Bible. Of those who said no, 10% said there is no spiritual force or higher power in the universe. Interestingly, there was overlap between the “yes” and “no” camps: 23% of those who said yes and 9% of those who said no both believe in some other higher power or spiritual force acting in the universe.

pewforum.org, 4/25/18