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"THOUGH AMERICANS ARE OBVIOUSLY INTERESTED in material things, Gallup Polls consistently reveal a high level of religiosity among the general public.... A December 2002 Gallup Poll on Americans' reading habits seems to reflect that point. Americans who said they read at least one book a year were asked what genre they're most likely to read.... Twenty-four percent said they are 'very likely' to read books on religion and theology....

"American's interest in religious literature may be unexpected, but it's not inexplicable. 'It's a surprise to me,' said John Seifert, manager of the Lincoln, Neb., branch of the Family Christian Stores. 'But I think 9/11 had quite an impact, and it's still carrying over.

February 10, 2003

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