Thursday, April 21, 2011

Plurality of Americans believe capitalism at odds with Christian values

Public Religion Research - Research: "Overall more Americans believe that Christian values are at odds with capitalism and the free market than believe they are compatible. This pattern also holds among Christians. Among Christians in the U.S., only 38% believe capitalism and the free market are consistent with Christian values while 46% believe the two are at odds. There are significant differences by gender, party and income."


  1. Ha, this explains why organized religion is declining in the U.S.!

    Once Americans realize Jesus was actually serious when he told the rich man to sell everything he owned in order to get into heaven, they switch their religious affiliation to capitalism. So now, instead of a faith in God who promotes American exceptionalism, we have an increasing number of Americans who have a faith in the Market which promotes American exceptionalism.

    It's really the same religion, except Christianity has organ music and tithing, while capitalism has smart phones and consumer debt.