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The most grateful religions in America, in one chart
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The Pew Research Center published a chart last Tuesday that showed the percentage of people who feel a strong sense of gratitude at least once a week based on their religion. - photo by Herb Scribner
Most religious believers tend to be grateful every week, according to the Pew Research Center, which published a chart last Tuesday that showed the percentage of people who feel a strong sense of gratitude at least once a week based on their religion.

While 78 percent of religious people overall felt gratitude, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Jehovahs Witnesses topped the charts, with 89 percent from each faith saying they felt strong gratitude.

Evangelical and historically black Protestants were right behind, with 85 and 87 percent, respectively.

Most Christian religions proved to have grateful believers throughout the week. Non-Christian faiths, though, had slightly fewer, with 73 percent of all non-Christian believers saying they felt a strong sense of gratitude in a week.

While the survey question about gratitude did not ask explicitly about gratitude to God, regular feelings of gratitude are more common among those who are highly religious than among those who are not, according to Pew.

For a full look, see this chart.
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