Was “The Original Intent”
Copyright © 2013 by Michael A. Shea -
Whose Divine Hand Was behind the Establishment of the United States of America and our Founding Documents.
Please note that the following research, surveys, and polls are of interest from the perspective people's views on religion, Christianity, government, and other topics. The author/webmaster of God the Original Intent does not necessarily endorse or agree with every opinion expressed.
FLAG/YouGov State of American Patriotism report details alarming anti-
Half of those surveyed believe the United States is sexist (50%) and racist (49%);
American exceptionalism is on the decline. 46% of younger Americans do not agree that “America is the greatest country in the world”;
38% of younger Americans do not agree that “America has a history that we should be proud of”;
One in eight (14%) of Millennials agree that “America was never a great country and it never will be”;
46% of younger Americans agree that “America is more racist than other countries”;
84% of Americans do not know the specific rights enumerated in the First Amendment;
19% of Millennials believe that the American flag is “a sign of intolerance and hatred”;
44% of younger Americans believe Barack Obama had a “bigger impact” on America than George Washington
Pew Survey: When Americans Say They Believe in God, What Do They Mean? Nine-
Devoted Christians View Government Differently -
Pew Survey: Orthodox Christians in Europe more likely to believe than practice their religion -
Many ‘practicing Christians’ agree with aspects of Marxism, new study reveals -
Barna reported Tuesday that 36 percent of practicing Christians — defined as those “who go to church at least monthly and consider their faith very important in their life” — aligned with at least one aspect of Marxist ideology. -
American Culture and Faith Institute
Survey Details How the Core Beliefs and Behaviors of Millennials Compare to Those of Other Adults -
New CBS poll shows that majority of Democrats consider Christianity as violent as Islam -
God and the 2016 Election
In comparison, more than one-
Close to half (45%) of Republicans believe God intervened to help President Donald Trump win the presidency, compared to 26% of independents and only 18% of Democrats. Nearly seven in ten (69%) Democrats believe God had no hand in determining the outcome of the election..-
Pew Survey: Assessing the Representativeness of Public Opinion Surveys -
The general decline in response rates is evident across nearly all types of surveys, in the United States and abroad. At the same time, greater effort and expense are required to achieve even the diminished response rates of today. These challenges have led many to question whether surveys are still providing accurate and unbiased information. -
Opinion Savvy Poll
Shocking Polls Show What U.S. Muslims Think of U.S. Laws -
But polling data also reveal that an ominous, growing proportion of American Muslims wish to impose Sharia on America. …They asked:
Do you believe that the United States government should screen, or actively identify individuals entering the United States who support Sharia law?
U.S. Worries About Race Relations Reach a New High -
Pew Survey: Young Americans Favor Socialism over Capitalism -
They are embracing socialism in growing numbers, with more young adults favoring socialism over capitalism and certain demographic groups heavily favoring socialism.
So say the results of a new Pew Research Center poll. The survey found that while most Americans in all age groups– 60%– have a negative view of socialism, those in the 18-
Support for socialism was highest among ‘liberal Democrats’ (59%) and lowest among ‘conservative Republicans’ (6%).-
Americans Want Christmas, More Religion in Schools -
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 76% of American Adults believe Christmas should be celebrated in public schools. Just 15% disagree. -
Survey by researchers at the London School of Economics and Erasmus University Medical Center in the Netherlands
Want ‘sustained happiness’? Get religion, study suggests -
Newseum Institute survey
Only 19% Know 1st Amendment Guarantees Freedom of Religion -
Only 10 percent know the First Amendment guarantees the freedom of the press.
And 33 percent of Americans have no idea at all what rights the First Amendment guarantees.
The First Amendment says: “Congress shall make no law resepecting an establishment of religion, or abridging the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” -
A 2014 study from the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University,
More than Half of Young Catholic Families Are Latino Despite Recent Decline -
Harris Poll on behalf of TransferWise
New research: more than a third of Americans are ready to move abroad -
Public Religion Research Institute
Majority of Americans Continue to Believe in American Exceptionalism, Proud to be an American -
Conservatives are nearly twice as likely as liberals to agree that God has granted the U.S. a special role in human history—80% of conservatives and only 45% of liberals agree with this statement. Half (50%) of liberals reject the notion that the country has a divinely sanctioned role in human history. -
Poll Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR) and conducted by the Gallup organizationin the fall of 2007
Survey: Supernatural Experiences Common Among America's Religious -
Among the most common religious and mystical experiences reported by Americans include protection from harm by a guardian angel (55 percent); calling by God to do something (44 percent); witnessing a miraculous, physical healing (23 percent); and hearing the voice of God (20 percent), according to the second part of the Baylor Religion Survey.
Pew Research Poll
Mystical Experiences -
Most Americans now say Jesus really a sinner -
Public Religion Research Institute
Study Shows Most Americans Believe God Rewards Athletes With Faith -
Austin Institute for the Study of Family and Culture
Religious People Much Happier Than Others, New Study Shows -
The study indicated that not only religious service attendance, but self-
The Power of Prayer -
Koenig said more than 4,000 studies have examined the connection between spirituality and health, with the number of studies tripling, by his estimate, in the past decade. -
Front Page Mag
Study: Liberals Are Unhappy, Angry People -
In a 2006 study the Pew Research Center discovered that almost twice as many conservative Republicans said they were "very happy" as leftist Democrats (28% to 47%). In a 2007 Pew study three out of four Republicans (74%) with annual incomes under $50,000 said they were "pretty well satisfied" with their financial condition. But only about half as many Democrats in his income bracket (40%) were as satisfied with their personal finances. So, even "poor" conservatives are significantly happier than "poor" leftists. …
Leftists, in contrast, tend to be more pessimistic and focused on what’s wrong with our society instead of what’s right with it. They have been Harry Reid won't work with Romneyconditioned to see the glass as half-
Public Religion Research Institute
Survey | 2013 American Values Survey: In Search of Libertarians in America -
Millennials and the Bible: 3 Surprising Insights -
Americans More Likely to Vote for a Cheating, Pot-
Half of American fans say 'supernatural' forces are in play during sports events -
Does prayer help us resist temptation? Talking to God boosts self-
Social Justice: How Good Intentions -
The Global Religious Landscape -
What About the Children? American College of Pediatricians Warns Against Same-
… one organization that does not endorse homosexual parenting is the American College of Pediatricians. “The environment in which children are reared is absolutely critical to their development,” the college states in a position statement about homosexual parenting posted in the “Position Statements” section of its website, acpeds.org.
“Given the current body of research, the American College of Pediatricians believes it is inappropriate, potentially hazardous to children, and dangerously irresponsible to change the age-
Does U.N.’s Agenda 21 Education Mandate Push Common Core in USA? What Does Common Core Have To Do With the U.N.’s Agenda 21 ?
– And Why Should You Care?
There’s an interesting article about Obama’s call for the U.S. to pay for education of the world. It’s ”A Global Fund for Education: Achieving Education for All” that you can read in full here: http://www.brookings.edu/research/papers/2009/08/education-
Its summary states: “In order to realize the world’s commitment to ensuring education for all by 2015, important innovations and reforms will be needed in the governance and financing of global education. In 2008, Presidential Candidate Barack Obama committed to making sure that every child has the chance to learn by creating a Global Fund for Education. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has recently called for a new architecture of global cooperation… A new Global Fund for Education… must be capable of mobilizing the approximately $7 billion annually still needed to achieve education for all, …
Both the U.N.’s educational goals (via UNESCO and “Education for All” ) and “Common Core” do sound very appealing on the surface. Each seeks to educate by teaching the exact same standards to all children (and adults) on a national or a global scale. But both supercede local control over what is taught to students, and both dismiss the validity and importance of the U.S. Constitution implicitly. ..
Education is indispensable for the U.N. to get its agenda pushed onto every citizen worldwide. -
Christians victims of rising 'hostility' from gov't and secular groups, report says – Fox News – A new report by the Family Research Council and the Liberty Institute claims that there's been a rising pattern of hostility toward Christians in America over the past decade. … "It's way beyond anything we had imagined. It's so much more prolific than it's ever been before. -
Study: Atheists Have Lowest 'Retention Rate' Compared to Religious Groups -
Scholar charged with 'misconduct' for his work on gay parenting – EWTN – A University of Texas sociologist is being investigated for scientific “misconduct,” after angering gay activists with research suggesting children raised by same-
“Any trained methodologist, data manager, and statistician can locate the same patterns I reported. Others may ask different questions, or follow different decision rules on measures. But that’s normal science.” -
Atheists can not be trusted: Religious people rank non-