Survey: Fewer Americans believe in God -- yet they still believe in afterlife

“In the late 1980s, only 13 percent of U.S. adults expressed serious doubts about the existence of God (choosing one of the less certain response choices such as ‘I don’t believe in God,’ ‘I don’t know whether there is a God and I don’t believe there is any way to find out,’ or ‘I don’t believe in a personal God, but do believe in a Higher Power of some kind,'” the team wrote.

“Among 18- to 29-year-olds, 30 percent had serious doubts by 2014, more than twice as many as in the late 1980s (12 percent).”

Fewer also believe the Bible is the actual word of God…

Yet 80 percent of Americans said they believe in an afterlife in 2014, up from 73 percent in 1972-74.