Americans Divided on Personal, Public Role of Religion
Americans are divided on the role of religion in making decisions in their everyday lives. About one quarter of the population are regular churchgoers who say most or all their decisions reflect their religion's teaching. As many attend services rarely or never, and say religion has little or no bearing on their life decisions. The rest of the public (about half) lay in the middle, being regular or sporadic churchgoers who use religion when making some decisions.