Tuesday, May 12, 2015

How the religious makeup of the U.S. has changed | Deseret News National

A dramatic rise in the number of spiritually "unaffiliated" Americans, mirroring a decline in the number of American Christians, has occurred in the past seven years, signaling significant changes for mainline Protestant denominations and the Roman Catholic Church, a new report reveals.

According to the "America's Changing Religious Landscape" survey released early Tuesday by the Pew Research Center, 71 percent of Americans claim a Christian label, down from 78 percent in 2007, while 23 percent identify as "religiously unaffiliated," which includes atheists, agnostics and those who are spiritual-but-not-religious," up from 16.1 percent seven years ago.

via national.deseretnews.com

https://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/2015/05/how-the-religious-makeup-of-the-us-has-changed-deseret-news-national.html

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An opinion poll? Word of God, that. Except perhaps in Britain.

Posted by: dearieme | May 13, 2015 4:57:41 AM