The United States is becoming a less Christian country

By | October 18, 2019

Christianity in the United States is suffering reduction as the country is becoming a less Christian Country, the decline in religious attachment is unique among younger Americans, new research shows.

The rate of those describing themselves as atheist, agnostic or religiously non-affiliated has risen by 17 percentage points to more than a quarter of the adult population.

Relatively, according to data from the Pew Research Center the size of US adults who describe themselves as Christian has dropped to two -third, a fall of 12 percentage points over the past ten years.

Even though churches and faith movements do not cease to exert strong political influence on Trump administration and at the state level, the proportion of American adults attending religious services has reduced.

More Americans now say they attend religious services a few times a year or less than they attend in a month.

The fall in religious identification and activity has affected both Protestant and Roman Catholic .

Interpreting the Pew research diagram released on Thursday there has been 8% reduction in the number of adults that identified with Protestantism compared to 2009, Roman Catholic also suffers a reduction of 3% from 2009-2019.

49% of the millennials describe themselves as Christians, 4 in 10 are religious ‘nones’ ; and 9% identify with non Christian faiths.

Religious ‘nones’ have grown across multiple demographic groups: white people, black people and Hispanics; men and women, all religions of the country; and among college graduates and those with lower levels of educational attainment

“Religious ‘nones’ are growing faster among Democrats bed Republicans, though their ranks are swelling in both partisan coalitions. And although the religiously unaffiliated are on the rise among younger people and most groups of older adults, their growth is most pronounced among young adults ” pew report said.

The decline of Christian communities is continuing at a rapid pace, says the report.

The share of US adults who identify with non Christian faiths has increased from 5% in 2009 to 7% in 2019 . 2% of Americans are Jewish, 1% are Muslim, 1% are Buddhist, 1% are Hindu and 3% who identify with other faiths, including people who describe themselves as “Spiritual” .

Data from Pew Research Center is based on telephone surveys conducted in 2018 and 2019.

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