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(NewsNation) — Americans are becoming less religious, less patriotic, and more concerned about money, according to a study. New Gallup poll.
Wall Street Journal too conducted a public opinion poll Assessing changes in American values over time, the importance Americans place on values such as patriotism, religion, parenthood, and community involvement has declined significantly since 1998. He emphasized that.
On the contrary, the data revealed that money is becoming more important.
Gallup’s analysis of the importance of money shows little change between 2002 and 2023, with 30% believing money is very important.
However, there has been a significant increase in the number of people who consider it very important, rising from 40% to 49%. This total increase in the top categories is significant, increasing from 67% in 2002 to 79% in 2023 in 20 years.
The decline in religiosity in American society is evident in both Gallup and Wall Street Journal surveys. In 1998, 62% of Americans felt religion was very important, but in 2019 that number dropped to 48%, and in the most recent survey, that number dropped further to 39%. This is a remarkable decrease of 9 percentage points in just four years.
Although the Gallup and Journal studies measured different items, trends around five topics allowed for meaningful comparisons: money, religion, patriotism, community, and having children. This will give you a deeper understanding of changes in American values.
Gallup data shows that Americans increasingly value community involvement compared to last year. The magazine’s polls from 1998 to 2019 showed similar increases, but this year saw a significant decline, consistent with a change in survey methodology.
While childless Americans consistently maintain an interest in having children or regret not having them, the journal’s data show that the importance of having children has increased over time. It showed that awareness of gender is decreasing.
Differences in questions about children between the two organizations provide further insight into Americans’ evolving desire to raise families and may explain the decline in U.S. births in recent decades.