A study of nearly 2,000 adults in the United States found that the religious science field is increasingly popular among the people who practice it.
That was the finding from a survey conducted by the American Association of Religion Research & Education (AAR&E), a nonprofit group that researches religion.
The study also found that many of the more than 6,000 people surveyed believed that religion is the only valid way to practice science.
“Religious science has been the most popular form of science in America for decades, and is the most prevalent form of religion in many places,” said AAR&e CEO Mark Hanson.
“The survey suggests that many Americans believe religion is just as important as science as a way of living and practicing our way of life.”
Researchers also found strong support for science as the way to get people to think critically and critically about science, said the study’s lead author, Eric D. Wilson, an associate professor of religious studies at the University of Houston.
In addition, they found that a majority of Americans who reported having attended a religious service during the last year believed that scientists should be allowed to teach their children science.
More than two-thirds of those who attended religious services said they thought the teaching of science should be available to all, said Wilson.
The percentage of those in the general public who also said science is the sole way to learn about the world increased from 25 percent in 2010 to 29 percent in 2016.
In 2016, more than half of Americans said they would not have a problem with religious scientists teaching their children about science and technology, according to a survey by the Pew Research Center.More: