The Common Good

Poll: 76 Percent Of Americans Are True Believers

Source: Newsmax
Date: October 29, 2013

Rev. Jim Wallis leads a prayer in front of the Capitol on the morning of Oct. 16.

Most Americans believe in God, but they don't always follow God's instruction on how to live their lives, according to a new survey that found 76 percent of respondents are true believers.

The survey of 764 adults by, taken Oct. 17-18, also found that 38 percent of respondents said they had taken some kind of action because God told them to.

The survey showed that Republicans — about 42 percent of those polled — were more likely to follow God's instructions, but only slightly more than Democrats, 40 percent of whom told researchers they responded when God called them to action.