Polling, a science rendered nearly as accurate as phrenology by the near-complete death of voice telephone communication, soldiers on with blockbuster releases like this week’s Pew Research Center survey on religion in America. In it we learn:
Nearly three-quarters of the public (72%) now thinks religion is losing influence in American life, up 5 percentage points from 2010 to the highest level in Pew Research polling over the past decade. And most people who say religion’s influence is waning see this as a bad thing.
Perhaps as a consequence, a growing share of the American public wants religion to play a role in U.S. politics. [Pew Research Center]
The poll was based on 2,002 telephone interviews with “adults 18 years of age or older.” Translation: “geriatrics stewing in their urine-drenched Depends, willing to actually pick up a ringing phone and talk to any old nosey stranger who’ll listen to their numbing complaints about how this godless world is going to hell in handbasket, dab nammit!”