Please share your thought on this news release that was made yesterday.
Poll: Many Americans pick multiple faiths
NEW YORK (UPI) -- Religious beliefs and practices of Americans do not fit neatly into conventional categories, often mixing elements of diverse traditions, a new poll indicates.
About one-third of respondents to a survey by the Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion & Public Life reports engaging in multiple religious practices.
Three-in-10 Protestants and one-fifth of Catholics attend services outside their own denomination, the poll indicates.
Some told pollsters they blend Christianity with Eastern or New Age beliefs such as reincarnation, astrology and the presence of spiritual energy in physical objects.
Nearly half of the public (49 percent) reported a religious or mystical experience, defined as a "moment of sudden religious insight or awakening."
The Pew Forum survey was conducted Aug. 11-27 among 4,013 adults reached on both landlines and cell phones. The margin of error is plus or minus 3 percentage points.
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