Two items: Belief in God on the decline; NY Times presidential poll


*20 years ago, 90% of Americans professed faith in a higher power. Today, a new Gallup poll finds only 74% still feel that way. Only 67% of the general population thinks that heaven exists, and just 59% believe in hell.

*A New York Times poll shows Donald Trump thrashing his nearest rivals in the quest for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination. The poll also shows Trump and President Biden neck-and-neck among would-be voters in a rematch of the 2020 election.