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Illinois Residents Religious But Not Dogmatic

By Margaret Lyons in News on Jun 24, 2008 4:58PM


Part two of the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life's study on American religion is out now. (We talked about part one in February.) In Illinois:

  • 70 percent believe in God with absolute certainty
  • 3 percent don't believe in God at all
  • 53 percent say religion is very important in their lives
  • 39 percent attend religious services at least once a week
  • 55 percent pray at least once a day, and 27 percent say their prayers are answered at least once a month.
  • 72 percent say there is more than one true way to interpret the teachings of their religion
  • 27 percent say their scripture is the literal word of God and is word-for-word true
  • 74 percent say many religions can lead to eternal life

Read the whole fascinating report here.