By Jim Jan 01 2015 American ExceptionalismReligious belief is strong in the U.S., and it cuts across party lines 1352 reads There are 2 Comments Jim...WSJ has a paywall Mark_Smith - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 5:19pm You keep posting stuff most can't read. Google it Aaron Blumer - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 10:45pm I'm told that if you take the article title and google it, then click the first Google hit that appears, wsj articles are available in full. I'm not sure how Google does that... direct linking never works. I guess the paywall avoidance fee amounts to a "avoid the hassle of googling it" fee. A salient excerpt... If you doubt this, take a look at the survey the Pew Research Center released without much fanfare two weeks ago. Among its principal findings: 73% of U.S. adults believe that Jesus was born to a virgin; 81%, that the baby Jesus was laid in a manger; 75%, that wise men guided by a star brought gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh; and 74%, that an angel announced the birth of Jesus to shepherds. Fully 65% of Americans believe all four of these elements of the Christmas story, while only 14% believe none of them. Views expressed are always my own and not my employer's, my church's, my family's, my neighbors', or my pets'. The house plants have authorized me to speak for them, however, and they always agree with me.