Americans care a whole lot less about religion, patriotism, having kids since before Covid: Poll

Daily Caller News Foundation

Many Americans’ enthusiasm for religion, patriotism and having children has fallen rapidly in the past few years, according to a Wall Street Journal-NORC poll.

About 39% of the early March poll’s respondents said they view religion as very important, compared to 48% in 2019, the WSJ reported. Roughly 61% and 43% respectively placed high importance on patriotism and having children that year, sliding to just 38% and 30% this month.

Roughly 31% of Americans characterized money as highly important in 1998, surging to 41% in 2019 and 43% in 2023, while no other surveyed value saw enthusiasm increase across that entire time span, the WSJ reported. The segment of respondents assigning high importance to community involvement rose from 47% in 1998 to 62% in 2019, but dropped to 27% this year.
The new poll surveyed 1,019 adults with a 4.1% margin of sampling error.
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