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.

Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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