Religion in America and the end of a troublesome decade

    It’s Christmas Day, a good time to measure religious attitudes and beliefs in America and how Christians have fared in this decade. It’s also a good time to look at the ups and downs of the past ten years. All that and more in this week’s What Are We Thinking with Frank Newport, editor-in-chief at the Gallup Poll and WHYY’s Dave Heller.

    It’s Christmas Day, a good time to measure religious attitudes and beliefs in America and how Christians have fared in this decade. It’s also a good time to look at the ups and downs of the past ten years. All that and more in this week’s What Are We Thinking with Frank Newport, editor-in-chief at the Gallup Poll and WHYY’s Dave Heller.

    Listen:
    [audio: gallup20091225.mp3]

    This week on What Are We Thinking:
    – What percent of Americans today are Christian? How has this changed over time?

    – It’s the end of a decade of great lows and downs. Gallup tracks Americans’ views of the most important problem facing the nation on a monthly basis… how has that changed over the decade?

    – What are the highest and the lowest presidential job approval of the decade?

    – And then there’s the college football season with the fancy names: the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl, the Little Caesar’s Bowl, the Meineke Car Care Bowl, and the Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl all taking place this week.

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