The New Testament was originally written in Greek. The word that is uses for "faith" is not a word that means "to believe without evidence". Rather it is a word that refers to have a trusted relationship with someone. It is not a belief without evidence, but a confidence built through experience with a person.
I have faith in wife because in the 47 years we have been together I have come to were I know I can trust and believe in her. I require no "evidence" of her love because I know her.
If you read the Bible, it talks often about studying and learning. It holds those up as virtues. Knowledge and wisdom are to be sought. And we are to be able to "give an answer" (that is be able ti reasonable explain) what we believe and why.
Currently I think that everyone in the US believes that Donald Trump exist. But not everyone in the US has faith in him and his policies. Believing that someone exist, and believing "in" that someone are two different things.
You can believe that Trump exist and still refuse to follow him. And people can believe that God exist, but want no part of him. Just because you get the "head" does not mean you get the "heart." You can know about Trump or God and still want nothing to do with him.
So God is smarter then that. He requires people to come to him "by their hearts." They have to decide to seek him and to want to find him. Then he will reveal himself. He knows that if he get the "heart", the "head" comes along for free. If you come to trust him, then you know he exist, But it deos not work the other way around.
That is why God requires "faith" to come to him. He wants you to come willingly and freely so that you will trust and obey. Not because some facts stated that he exist.
The facts state that Trump is the current person and won the last election. But that does not make people trust and follow him.