Assessing the Spiritual State of the Union

Assessing the Spiritual State of the Union

According to the Spiritual State of the Union (2 pages, PDF), an annual Gallup Poll inaugurated by the Spiritual Enterprise Institute, 63 percent of U.S. adults believe that the spiritual health of the nation is important, down 14 points since 2002; 49 percent describe themselves as "religious"; and 40 percent call themselves "spiritual but not religious." In addition, 70 percent think their faith gives life meaning, while 65 percent volunteer on a regular basis.