In his USA Today column, Is God Dead in Europe?, James Gannon speculates political differences between Europe and America may be caused by the growing religious differences.

Gannon quotes George Weigel, a Catholic columnist: “It would be too simple to say that the reason Americans and Europeans see the world so differently is that the former go to church on Sundays and the latter don’t. But it would also be a grave mistake to think that the dramatic differences in religious belief and practice in the United States and Europe don’t have something important to do with those different perceptions of the world — and the different policies to which those perceptions eventually lead.”

Gannon warns, “Where Europe has gone, America could be going.”