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Old 11-08-2016, 09:55 AM
 
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Both countries are secular. Why would it be a surprise that the US is more religious? People came to America to escape religious persecution and exercise their respective religions as they deemed suitable for themselves.

For the record, I am an agnostic, but I certainly respect other people's religious views as long as they keep them "in house". Atheist zealots are as crazed as theist zealots.
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Old 11-08-2016, 09:58 AM
 
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Furthermore, we have had a large influx of Latin Americans over the past 20 - 30 years. By and large, they are practicing Catholics.
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Old 11-15-2016, 11:31 AM
 
Location: BROOKLYN!
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I would say the U.K. Because the US is a really big place. We have the Bible Belt and middle America that are extrememly religious areas and make up a big portion of the house and senate in Washington, as well as a good portion of the population in general.

However, if you compare the big cities, for example NY vs London, I think they'd be about equal.
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Old 11-15-2016, 11:52 AM
 
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I would say the U.K. Because the US is a really big place. We have the Bible Belt and middle America that are extrememly religious areas and make up a big portion of the house and senate in Washington, as well as a good portion of the population in general.

However, if you compare the big cities, for example NY vs London, I think they'd be about equal.
Thanks for answer. Could you suggest me cheapest and most secular states/cities in US ?

What do you guys think about Cleaveland ,OH and Pittsburgh,PA ?
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Old 11-15-2016, 12:24 PM
 
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Although the UK has a state church, the general mindset people have is more secular. Americans are significantly more enthused about ensuring religion has a strong presence in society.
My understanding is that very few people attend Anglican religious services and that many congregations struggle to survive. I live in an area where there are many British expats and those from England seem to feel that religion plays very little role in the lives of most people. Articles I have read have quoted the present Archbishop of Canterbury as saying that the Anglican church is likely to be defunct in a generation.

Based on this I would say that religion plays a much bigger role in the lives of a larger percentage of people, and, of course, it is a major hot button U.S. politics. If it weren't for the issue of the place of religion in public life I think the Republican party would have had 1/5 of the number of people vying to be the party's candidate for president.
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Old 11-15-2016, 02:20 PM
 
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Is this one of those many poll on this site which will be drowned and saturated , nay snuffed out of it's very existence ,


By "Homers" ?

Who do you vote for "Americanos" ? lol lol
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Old 11-15-2016, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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The UK is more secular. By far.
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Old 11-16-2016, 06:54 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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No comparision - in general and re Christianity the UK is much more secular. In Britain if you tell people you go to church, most will think you strange, eccentric - or very old fashioned. Religion is far more about traditon than conviction. In the US, it tends to be an unabashed thing (though regions make a big difference). The number of non-secular followers of say, Islam, in the UK is a different discussion.
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Old 11-18-2016, 09:38 PM
 
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No comparision - in general and re Christianity the UK is much more secular. In Britain if you tell people you go to church, most will think you strange, eccentric - or very old fashioned. Religion is far more about traditon than conviction. In the US, it tends to be an unabashed thing (though regions make a big difference). The number of non-secular followers of say, Islam, in the UK is a different discussion.
Yes, I think the UK and most European countries are way more secular. If anything, religion has only gotten MORE popular in the US and Christians now have a 'victim' mentality that they tie to Right Wing politics.

I went to a Christian women's event with some cousins. It was packed with young teens and twenty something's. The event was very modern, almost hipster. I was quite surprised actually (I'm not Christian) that it was so big and popular with young girls.

I liked the event, until a public speaker thanked God that she was grateful and surprised that could still practice her religion in this country under the current government, and hoped that her rights to praise God weren't 'taken away.' WTH? This reminded me why I don't like Christian churches and denominations....
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Old 11-19-2016, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Katy,Texas
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As a Christian I don't understand what is up with the imaginary "War on Christmas". The government, Hollywood and all aspects of life is saturated with the bible. The fact that most Children don't go to school on Sunday shows how important Christianity is in this country.
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