Pew Survey: A Huge God Gap Between Scientists and Other Americans

83 percent of Americans believe in God, but just 33 percent of American scientists do.


By Dan Gilgoff, God & Country

An eye-opening new Pew survey on science and religion reveals a huge God gap between scientists and other Americans. Eighty-three percent of Americans say that they believe in God, while just 33 percent of scientists do. Just 17 percent of Americans are religiously unaffiliated, while nearly three times as many scientists are.

The numbers are a testament to what an odd bird Francis Collins, the prominent geneticist and evanglical who is President Obama's nominee to run the National Institutes of Health, is.

This graph gives the full picture:
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