'Who is that Man behind the curtain?' More scientists believe in God than you think!

I know. This meme that scientists are overwhelmingly atheists is an oldie-and-moldie, an assertion that never had any particular evidence to support it anyway.

But in fact, scientists are more religious than most people think (thanks, once again, to those secularist-oriented media that so distorts our perceptions on such matters).

Nearly 36 percent of scientists have no doubt about God’s existence. 
18 percent of scientists attended weekly religious services (compared with 20 percent of the general U.S. population 15 percent of scientists consider themselves very religious (19 percent).
13.5 percent of scientists read religious texts weekly (17 percent)

This is not to say that scientists, as a group,  are not less religious than most of us. But reports of the spiritual death of the scientific community are, as Mark Twain said of his obituary, highly exaggerated.

HT: Real Clear Religion


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