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We Americans love mixes. Mixed lattes, mix tapes, mixed families, Chex mix, buffets, grab bags, rainbows, M&Ms. So it should come as no surprise that we mix religions.

“Large numbers of Americans engage in multiple religious practices, mixing elements of diverse traditions,” according to a new poll from the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life. The poll showed that 35% of Americans attend worship services from more than one type of denomination/religion. Plus there’s that whole cafeteria religion concept where we blend practices and beliefs from various religions and spiritualities (e.g., astrology and Christianity, ghosts and Islam).

Other interesting findings:

  • 40% of those in interreligious marriages attend multiple types of services each year.
  • 22% of Christians say they believe in reincarnation.
  • 25% of Americans believe in astrology.
  • 72% of Americans attend religious services at least a few times a year.
  • 49% of Americans say they’ve had a religious/mystical moment of awakening


View the full survey results (with pretty graphs!) on the Pew Forum Web site.

Created by Religion Transcends, 2009

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