The General Social Survey–considered “the gold standard” of opinion polls covering a wide range of topics–has been released by the researchers at NORC of the University of Chicago, giving the findings for 2022.
Daniel De Visé, with the help of Ryan Burge and others, has pulled out and discussed the data for religion, writing about it in an article for The Hill entitled Does God exist? Only half of Americans say a definite yes. The emphasis of that headline does not seem that significant, though as recently as 2008, 60% of Americans said they have “no doubt” that God exists. Now it’s just under 50%, but that’s still a lot, and faith can struggle with doubt.