A shocking snapshot of the most current impulses in American religion. Rodney Stark reports the surprising findings of the 2007 Baylor Surveys of Religion, a follow up to the 2005 survey revealing most Americans believe in God or a higher power. This new volume highlights even more hot-button issues of religious life in our country. A must-read for anyone interested in Americans' religious beliefs and practices.
"What Americans Really Believe" gives a detailed, comprehensive often surprising snapshot of the most current impulses in American religion . . . confirm[ing] that about 95 percent of the American population is interested in religion and spirituality. --George H. Gallup Jr.
An indispensable resource for understanding the American public.
George H. Gallup Jr.
American Public Opinion Statistician
All who find in statistics precise food for thought owe Stark and his colleagues at Baylor gratitude.
A worthy addition to the burgeoning survey data literature in the sociology of religion. Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates and above; general readers.