Gallup Prayer

CNN reports the results of a poll it conducted with USA Today and Gallup, and finds that Americans offered more prayers than cash to the victims of the tsunami at a rate of 75% of respondents claiming they offered prayers, and 45% claiming they gave money. Are we so devout, or as Revealer contributor Adam Becker suggests, so impressionable? Becker writes: “As if when polled many people are going to say, ‘No, I did not pray for all those dead people.’ This is an excellent example of how stupid information gathering can make the country seem more religious than it probably is.”