However, it should be noted that the sample population consisted of Internet users, and not all Americans have Internet access. It may also be noted that the purpose of this Harris survey and the accompanying report was to determine how religious affiliation will affect the upcoming presidential election.
Seven Seals: For the same reason, Superman no longer overtly stands for "the American way", and the question of whether Superman is religious (never mind who he votes for) can never be addressed without alienating a lot of fans, no matter how you answer it. Fans need to be able to identify with a certain kind of hero; Superman and the Doctor are of that kind. It's probably a sign of immaturity if fans need to identify so closely that the character must or must not have certain traits they themselves have or lack, but writers do well to cater to it anyway.
Jul 22, 2013 · What is this country coming to
They followed this up, with even more sophisticated methodology and more questions, with the American Religious Identity Survey (ARIS) conducted in 2001, with a sample size of 50,000 Americans.