Nicholas Kristof writes
today about religion in the United States, and cites some poll results (83% belive in the Virgin Birth of Jesus, 28% in evolution, 58 that it is necessary to believe in God to be moral
). In the article, readers are informed that details about the polls cited may be found on a Kristof Responds page
. We took a look, and found this interesting nugget:
... the Pew survey finds that the American emphasis on the need to believe in God to be moral, while rare in the industrialized world, is common in developing countries like Nigeria and Pakistan.