Why do Americans claim to be more religious than they are?

http://www.slate.com/id/2278923/

 

Two in five Americans say they regularly attend religious services.
Upward of 90 percent of all Americans believe in God, pollsters
report, and more than 70 percent have absolutely no doubt that God
exists. The patron saint of Christmas, Americans insist, is the
emaciated hero on the Cross, not the obese fellow in the overstuffed
costume.
There is only one conclusion to draw from these numbers: Americans are
significantly more religious than the citizens of other industrialized
nations.
Except they are not.

 

Very good read.

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