On Saturday, during his commencement address at Hillsdale College, Vice President Mike Pence insisted that more Americans believe in God now that Trump is president.
Pence stated, “Faith in America is rising again because President Trump and our entire administration have been advancing the very principles that you learned here in the halls of Hillsdale College. The principles that have always been the source of America’s greatness and strength.”
He then went on to insist that “facts are facts” and that “faith is rising across America.”
Pence gave no evidence to his assertion.
The Vice President continued to make more claims.
He stated, “Faith has always been the wellspring of hope for millions of Americans, and from our Founding, faith has been the foundation of our freedom, and religion essential to our republic.”
He added, “The percentage of Americans who live out their religion on a weekly basis – by praying, going to church, and reading and believing in the Bible – has remained remarkably consistent over the decades, even as the population of the United States has grown by leaps and bounds.”
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However, that claim has been proven wrong by a Gallup poll. The poll shows that fewer people go to church nowadays.
In another study done by Hartford Institute of Religion Research, 40 percent of Americans say they go to church weekly. But it was revealed that less than 20 percent actually attend. So in other words, 80% of Americans do not go to church on Sundays.
You can watch the full commencement address below: