US Only Highly Developed Country Where Majority Think Belief In God Necessary To Be ‘Moral’

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    Mar 18, 2014 2:01 PM GMT
    response to the question, “is belief in God essential to morality?”
    America: 53%
    China: 14%
    France: 15%
    Spain: 19%
    Australia: 23%
    Britain: 20%
    Italy: 27%
    Canada: 31%
    Germany 33%
    Israel: 37%
    Japan: 42%

    i am not really posting about morality or religion.
    take a breath and appreciate how different the other 95% thinks. Call them backward, stupid, socially ignorant, emotionally under developed; whatever but be aware of the difference.

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    Mar 18, 2014 2:07 PM GMT
    To each their own and whatever floats your boat. What I would like to note is George Washington felt religion was necessary in order to maintain morality -- I guess this stems from the belief some people need fear in order to be a decent human being. I think it's beautiful when humans can be civil, because they feel it's the earnest thing to do -- it's more genuine.
  • Svnw688

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    Mar 18, 2014 2:33 PM GMT
    I'd simply like to point out that the statistic might be a little misleading. The human mind will NATURALLY (and wrongly) assume that levels of "religiosity" are the same for each country, but they're not. The U.S. is one of the most religious countries in terms of SELF IDENTIFICATION and actual WEEKLY CHURCH ATTENDANCE.

    As such, I think this is more an upshot that MOST religious people think belief in God is necessary to be moral, and MOST Americans self identify as religious.

    Your point still stands, but I think this is an important distinction to acknowledge.