The results of a Baylor study were in the Economist: -31% of Americans see God as wrathful (44% of southerners) -23% of Americans see God as benevolent (29% of midwesterners) -16% of Americans see God as watchful but don't believe he intervenes (21% of easterners) -24% of Americans see God as a cosmic force with no interest in Earthly affairs (popular in the west) 47% say they believe in the bible 63% believe in a higher power 5% are atheists 19% believe God favors the US in international politics (idiots) 10% said religion shapes their views of the Iraq war. 90% are comforted by the thought of God or a higher power. 75% of Pakistanis believe that the US is not religious enough 50% of the Britons who professed to not liking America said that America is too religious. Interesting stuff, draw your own conclusions I suppose. I really don't care what Americans believe. I am a catholic, but I do not necessarily agree with all of the church's views. I see god as either non-interfering or benevolent (I have not decided). I think it is essential to seperate religion and politics. It is important to see America as a nation full of Christians, not a Christian nation. The U.S. is a nation that serves muslims, jews, hindus, buddhists, and atheists as equally as it serves christians. Realpolitik is a great philosophy, our leaders should practice it.