Study shows most Americans believe in God --- until you dig a little deeper

Most Americans still believe in God. Sort of. 80 percent, according to the latest report released yesterday by the Pew Research Center. But within that 80 percent, Americans differ --- a lot --- on exactly what they mean by belief in God.

Americans’ view of God and how he operates in the world varies depending on gender, race and political party.

According to the Pew report, 10 percent of Americans (more than ever before) are atheist. An additional 33 percetn don’t believe in God, but do believe in some other higher power or spiritual force. No word on how much of that 33 percent is made up of Star Wars fans who believe in the Force. Although after The Last Jedi, those numbers have to be way down.

The remaining 57 percent of Americans believe in God as described in the Bible, but even that number is quite fragmented among Protestants, Catholics and Jews.

How many believe God is all-knowing, all-powerful and loves people regardless of their faults? 33 percent of Jews, 61 percent of Catholics, and 87 percent of Evangelicals.

61 percent of women believe in a biblical God, versus 50 percent of men. According to Pew, “more women than men see God at work in all or most of what happens in their lives.” Hmm, and women generally live longer too.

Of those who lean Republican, 70 percent believe in a biblical God, versus 45 percent of those who lean Democrat.

21 percent of white Democrats are atheist, more than the percentage of atheists among non-white Democrats and all Republicans combined.

Few things make progressives squirm more than the thought of belief in God informing the way someone lives their life.

It’s telling that such a sizable percentage of Democrats don’t believe in a biblical God --- 55 percent, according to Pew. That’s not to disparage their choice. Fortunately, we’re still free to make up our own minds about God. But the lack of a moral anchor, traditionally founded in biblical principles, will affect your policy choices.

Few things make progressives squirm more than the thought of belief in God informing the way someone lives their life, much less influencing how they vote --- or even worse, influencing policy in any way.

But whether the Left likes it or not, belief in a God --- particularly the Judeo/Christian God as revealed in the Bible --- is essential for peaceful, civil society, for life and for freedom.

And the more those on the Left distance themselves from American believers, especially within their own party, the faster they’ll bring about the demise of their own side.

Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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Glenn Beck: Why MLK's pledge of NONVIOLENCE is the key to saving America

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Listen to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s pledge of nonviolence and really let it sink in: "Remember always that the nonviolent movement seeks justice and reconciliation — not victory."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck shared King's "ten commandments" of nonviolence and the meaning behind the powerful words you may never have noticed before.

"People will say nonviolent resistance is a method of cowards. It is not. It takes more courage to stand there when people are threatening you," Glenn said. "You're not necessarily the one who is going to win. You may lose. But you are standing up with courage for the ideas that you espouse. And the minute you engage in the kind of activity that the other side is engaging in, you discredit the movement. You discredit everything we believe in."

Take MLK's words to heart, America. We must stand with courage, nonviolently, with love for all, and strive for peace and rule of law, not "winning."

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Conservatives are between a rock and a hard place with Section 230 and Big Tech censorship. We don't want more government regulation, but have we moved beyond the ability of Section 230 reforms to rein in Big Tech's rising power?

Rachel Bovard, Conservative Partnership Institute's senior director of policy, joined the Glenn Beck radio program to give her thoughts and propose a possibly bipartisan alternative: enforcing our existing antitrust laws.

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Dan Bongino, host of The Dan Bongino Show, is an investor in Parler — the social media platform that actually believes in free speech. Parler was attacked by Big Tech — namely Amazon, Apple, and Google — earlier this week, but Bongino says the company isn't giving up without a fight. In fact, he says, he's willing to go bankrupt over this one.

Dan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he calls a "smear" campaign behind the scenes, and how he believes we can move forward from Big Tech's control.

"You have no idea how bad this was behind the scenes," Dan told Glenn. "I know you're probably thinking ... well, how much worse can the attack on Parler have gotten than three trillion-dollar companies — Amazon, Apple, and Google — all seemingly coordinated to remove your business from the face of the Earth? Well, behind the scenes, it's even worse. I mean, there are smear campaigns, pressure campaigns ... lawyers, bankers, everyone, to get this company ... wiped from the face of the earth. It's incredible."

Dan emphasized that he would not give up without a fight, because what's he's really fighting for is the right to free speech for all Americans, regardless of their political opinions, without fear of being banned, blacklisted, or losing jobs and businesses.

"I will go bankrupt. I will go absolutely destitute before I let this go," he said. "I have had some very scary moments in my life and they put horse blinders on me. I know what matters now. It's not money. It's not houses. It's none of that crap. It's this: the ability to exist in a free country, where you can express your ideas freely."

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