A recent poll conducted Pew Research Center revealed that many people worldwide, particularly those who live in poorer countries, are of the opinion that one must believe in God to be a moral person.
According to the Pew report that was issued in late March, more people in North America and Europe agree that one can be an upright person whether or not they are religious.
Q: What is your take on the various views across the globe linking morality to a belief in God?
What is "moral"? It can mean any, all, or some combination of: following the law, adhering to socially-agreed-upon interpersonal behaviors (including sexual mores and family values), living by a strict set of organizational rules (military honor, for instance), acting within situational ethical parameters, following the dictates of conscience, doing good deeds for others and acting for justice, or aligning yourself with the purposes and vision of God, so far as you and your people can understand them.