Two-thirds of Americans think religion is “losing its influence” on life in the U.S., a sharp jump from just three years ago, when Americans were evenly split on the question. 67% now think religious influence is waning, while just 27% say it is increasing.
60% of active-duty members of the U.S. military say they are uncertain or pessimistic about Barack Obama’s ability to serve as commander in chief. But there is a sharp racial divide on the issue: 80% of black service members say they are optimistic about their incoming boss.
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