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    Fewer Americans Believe in God, But More Believe in Afterlife: Study
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    Fewer Americans say they believe in God or pray regularly — yet more people believe in an afterlife nonetheless, a new study finds.

    Millennials are the least likely generation to say they're religious or to take the Bible literally, the team at San Diego State University, Florida Atlantic University and Case Western Reserve University found, NBC News reported.

    The team looked at the General Social Survey, in which up to 58,000 people are interviewed annually about a variety of factors, including religion. They found big changes since the 1970s and 1980s.

    Yet 80 percent of Americans said they believe in an afterlife in 2014, up from 73 percent in 1972-74.