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Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

20 people confess their true feelings about God online

Compiled by Herb Scribner, Deseret News National Edition

Published: Fri, July 25 5:05 p.m. MDT

 Whisper, the social media app that allows users to post their beliefs, thoughts and ideas anonymously, has been giving good insight into how Americans feel about God.

Whisper, the social media app that allows users to post their beliefs, thoughts and ideas anonymously, has been giving good insight into how Americans feel about God.

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How Americans feel about God is somewhat of a mystery. That's partially because many Americans feel uncomfortable expressing their beliefs about religion openly.

We know, for example, that many Americans lie about going to church. A recent study by the Public Religion Research Institute found that Americans were 5 percent more likely to say they attend church weekly when asked on the phone than when asked online.

That's why Whisper, a social media app that allows users to post their beliefs, thoughts and ideas anonymously, might give us a better look into America's relationship with religion.

Here are 20 quotes taken from postings on the social network:

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Email: hscribner@deseretdigital.com, Twitter: @herbscribner

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