A growing number of Americans believe religion is losing influence in American life.

A recent poll from the Pew Research Center found that 72% of U.S. citizens believe religious influence is on the decline in the U.S., while just 22% said it is increasing.

The poll also found that 49% of Americans believe churches should express views on political and social issues, up 6% from 2010, while only 48% said we should keep religion out of politics, down 5%.

Finally, 59% said that it is important for their congressional representatives to have strong religious beliefs, while 37% disagreed.


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On "Outnumbered," Kevin Sorbo pointed out that his recent faith-based film "God's Not Dead" made $65 million on a $2 million budget, making it the highest grossing film dollar for dollar in 2014 and proving there is an audience for films or entertainment of a religious nature.

He said that he also thinks religion should play a larger role in government.

"This country was founded on religion ... it's unfortunate it's gone away," Sorbo lamented, adding he thinks the mainstream media is to blame.

Sandra Smith noted that the survey also revealed that more and more Americans see the Obama administration as unfriendly towards religion.

"Perhaps there's this idea that a lot of Americans feel like their religious beliefs have been attacked by the current administration," Smith said.

Watch the clip from "Outnumbered" above.


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