Whilst the UK is more secular, I think it could take only a short time for the US to catch up. Go back a hundred years and the UK was a very religious country. In my great grandfather's house the only book they owned was the Bible. You were born into a particular Christian denomination and that was it. Even if you were skeptical it was usual not to identify with one of the types of Christianity.<quoted text>
That is, after all, the nature of the Southern Christian ... most are barely a generation or two away from the lynchings and Burning Crosses 'bots of yesteryear.
Now we live in a multi-cultural society. We have a world of information via TV and the internet. It is very difficult for people to be insular and operate in a faith bubble.