Christianity on the decline in US as more identify as religiously unaffiliated

Christianity on the decline in US as more identify as religiously unaffiliated

As per a poll by Pew Research Center, the share of Americans who describe themselves as Christian has dropped 12 percentage points in the last decade. 65% of American adults polled identified themselves as Christian in 2018 or 2019. Over the same period, the proportion of those describing themselves as atheist or ’nothing in particular’ has risen by 17 percentage points.

Simone
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Seed
Seed 4 months

This will have negative consequences, especially in the postmodern age. You may claim you do not need religion to be fulfilled, but that is not the case for everyone.

Tim Baker
Tim Baker 4 months

Well gotta say the comments are well sad. Well at least most of them. I'm a Christian who deals with suicidal urges depression and social anxiety. Religion just doesn't make these problems vanish. It just makes you ashamed of them. If it were not the fact I have a loving family and friends I be dead now. Those of you who claim you can only have morality because of religion are really missing the true point of what God tells us to do. He wants us to be good and loving people not because we fear his wrath. He wants us to be like that for the because we want to be like that. False morality is no worse then being immoral because there no wish to be good you just don't want to be punished. Which in turn means if you think you can do it because whatever justification you can make up you'll do it. So to sum this up and sorry for the rant by the way. Morality comes from ones heart not a book.

T.N. Morgan
T.N. Morgan 4 months

I'm an atheist conservative. About 75% of my family members are Christians. It's not so bad. They just pray a lot and say silly things like "everything happens for a reason." I've learned to tune them out so we could all live in harmony despite our differences. Live and let live.

Brandon Barnett
Brandon Barnett 4 months

What is causing the decline of Christianity? 1. Theory of evolution 2. Generational political acceptance of homosexuality/ homosexual marriage. Which Christianity is hostile too. 3. Exposure of religious violence in news media and the web. 4. The Enlightenment movement. 5. Scientific understanding advancement of the Universe. 6. 1st wave/ 2nd wave feminism. 7. The arguments for Christianity can't argue the intellectual philosophical arguments against Christianity. 8. The political violence on both sides of the spectrum.

Seth Racc
Seth Racc 4 months

I say reading religious texts should be a history class in high schools, maybe colleges.A religious class.You read all the major religious texts.No matter how religious you are, your culture and society are greatly influenced by religion and should be just as important to know as Shakespeare.

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