The church’s relationship with science is more important to many Americans than religion’s influence on the broader society, according to a new poll.
The poll, conducted by The Associated Press and the Pew Research Center, found that nearly three-quarters of Americans (73%) said they believe in God, compared with 56% of those who do not believe in a God.
Only 35% of Americans said they attend church at least once a week, and just 18% said they go to church weekly.
Nearly one in five Americans (19%) said their religion doesn’t influence their work or life, compared to 17% who said they do.
The AP/Pew Research Center survey of 1,003 adults was conducted Feb. 24-28.
The margin of error is 3 percentage points.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.