A friend emailed me a link to a current MSNBC online survey which asks if the United States motto, “In God We Trust,” should be removed from our country’s currency. Snopes.com states that this particular survey has been around since November, 2005, and that as of August, 2008, with 7,054,407 responses, 22% said to remove it and 78% said to keep it. Today, seven months later, response numbers have doubled to over 14 million, with 13% saying no and 87% saying yes to the motto.
“In God We Trust” first appeared on the 1864 United States two-cent coin, and all U.S. coins have carried the inscription since 1938. “In God We Trust” became our country’s official motto in 1956, and the motto has appeared on all U.S. paper money since 1957.
I realize that the MSNBC online survey does not qualify as a scientific poll, but it was satisfying to click “yes” to retaining those four, powerful words on our money.
Click MSNBC “In God We Trust” Online Survey if you want to vote.