Pew Survey: Americans Religiously Tolerant

June 23, 2008

Author: Rebecca Rosen Lum

Source: Contra Costa Times

Most religious Americans believe there is more than one road to God, and more than one divine destination, a new report shows.

The report, released today by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, undercuts the image of religious Americans as a monolithic group with a predictable ideology and party affiliation. It also shows that most believers do not claim to have the sole route to salvation.

"Not only is there more than one true way, there is more than one true way to interpret their religion," said Pew research fellow Gregory Smith. "The degree to which that held true across the majority of religions, even among evangelical Protestants, that was quite striking."