no believers behind squirrel guns:
"at the time of the founding, historians estimate that only about 17% of Americans professed formal religious adherence, a historic low point".
The promiscuity of formal religious practice would have to wait, I suppose then, for the industrial strength evangelism of foxholes, sometime around 1919.
update: Mr. Lipset would disagree.
your turing test:
Oil for Nothing:US Holds On Humanitarian SuppliesIraq: 1997-2001
the good book
and other cultural