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Tyrades! Do Gallup Poll respondents have a prayer?

 
Series: Tyrades | Story 94


You’ve probably seen the screaming headlines about a Gallup survey revealing that Americans’ belief in God has hit an all-time low.

I’m not here to quibble with the atheists, agnostics and alternate-spirituality practitioners who answered the survey.

No, I’m just flummoxed by subsets of the supposedly pro-God respondents.

You see, the survey also branched into questions about prayer. Of the 81% of Americans who conceded still believing in God, 28 percent said He hears prayers but cannot intervene, while 11 percent think God neither hears nor intervenes.

Excuse me?

Why wouldn’t th...



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