One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society

Based on the most extensive survey ever conducted of religion in America, this book delivers surprising revelations about the religious beliefs, practices, and affiliations of Americans and about the complex dynamics of a country that is paradoxically among the most religious and the most secular on Earth. Drawn from a random poll of a hundred thousand Americans, it reveals details like the correlation between education and religious affiliation, the frequency of different religions by geographical area or age group or gender, and so on (including factors such as political affiliation and income group), while explaining this data with the history of Christian denominations and other religious groups in America. A must-read for anyone who wants to understand the religious beliefs of Americans. It also briefly surveys other similar polls conducted previously in the U.S. and other countries.