Skip to comments.U.S. has become notably less Christian, major study finds
Posted on 05/12/2015 10:34:23 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
The U.S. has become significantly less Christian in the last eight years as the share of American adults who espouse no systematic religious belief increased sharply, a major new study found.
For what is likely the first time in U.S. history certainly the first since the early days of the country the actual number of American Christians has declined. Christianity, however, remains by far the nations dominant religious tradition, according to the new report by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center.
The rapid increase in the number of adults without ties to traditional religious institutions has strong implications for other social institutions and for politics.
Whether a person attends religious services regularly is among the strongest predictors of how he or she will vote, with traditional religion strongly tied to the Republican Party, at least among white Americans.
The decline in traditional religious belief adds to the demographic challenges facing the GOP, which already faces difficulties because of its reliance on white voters in a country that has grown more racially diverse.
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It’s not that its become less Christian, there’s more mussies coming in ... which reminds me, how dare those mussies demand crosses be taken down at a Catholic college!
If America were a Christian nation, Barack Hussein Soetoro Odinga Dogeater Soebarkah 0bama would not be President.
Juan McPain and Willard M. R0mney wouldn’t be President either.
Actually the cause predates bh0 and the influx of muslims. It goes back to the progressives of the 1920s and 30s and their children of the boomer generation who preached secular humanism and communism in liberal newspapers and the colleges, with Columbia University being one of the leading centers of inequity.
Define Christian. In this context maybe it’s a good thing. Used to be people thought christian was just another word for American.
Washington (AFP) - The United States is becoming a little less Christian, and a little more unaffiliated to any faith, a major study on the nation's changing religious landscape suggested Tuesday.
"The United States remains home to more Christians than any other country in the world," with 70.6 percent of its population, or 173 million adults, identifying as Christian last year, the Pew Research Center said.
But that figure is down from 2007 when 78.4 percent called themselves Christian, Pew said in its 200-page study, titled "America's Changing Religious Landscape."
And polls specifically aimed at Libs ....
Also,what needs to be considered is what some of the major denominations are doing with respect to gay marriage & associated situations. Those leaving these denominations because of unbiblical changes may be joining small non-denominational groups which are ....A. small groups in terms of members & ...B. may not even be included in available data.
What has happened is the the children of the old Protestant Establishment, which was still in place in 1960, have now become the Deists that they say the Founders were. Except Jefferson thought of Christian morality as the highest form for morality. Which is why he attended the Sunday school classes held in the Capitol. That and to prove that he was not, as some claimed, an atheist.
People can’t afford to be religious unless they are on welfare. The Feds take every penny they can, and there is simply nothing left for tithing or otherwise supporting local community.
From what I’ve read, self reported weekly church attendance is around 40% of the US. Actual weekly attendance based on butts in seats is probably around 20%. My personal guess is that believing Christians, who actually read their Bibles, is no more than 10%.
I sometimes watch old westerns. It is fairly common for someone to say something like, “You need to ask God to forgive you...” or “You may not understand what God does, but you can trust Him to do right...”. That was prime time TV in 1960. My favorite was when a character told another, “You haven’t done everything you can do until you’ve prayed to God! Get on your knees, boy!”
I don’t expect to ever see Prime Time TV reflecting those values again...
“The decline in traditional religious belief adds to the demographic challenges facing the GOP, which already faces difficulties because of its reliance on white voters in a country that has grown more racially diverse.”
I detect a racist causation by the writer. So it helps to be white in order to be Christian? The writer obviously views with glee the fading of `Norman Rockwell’s America’ (i.e. mostly white).
He fails to take into account that Christian belief is flourishing among blacks, Hispanics, Koreans and that not belonging to a mainstream church doesn’t mean one doesn’t belong to an independent Christian congregation, as noted.
Some urban liberal secularist wishful thinking, IMO.
In view of the intolerance and hostility displayed by so many of the “respected” institutions in this territory once known as “the United States of America”, maybe a lot of the respondents are either not responding to the question, or decline to answer they are Christian, because of perceived belief they shall face ridicule.
Sunday is family day not church day. They give to causes like St. Jude's Hospital or Golisano hospital here in NYS rather than a church.
And us old folks don't like a rock concert in church. The reverence is gone.
And so there it is....there are plenty of good, family oriented Christians. They just have their own schedule.
y personal guess is that believing Christians, who actually read their Bibles, is no more than 10%.
just about the same percentage of those “identifying as Christian In Marin County California
coincidentally 90 percent of the votes cast in Marin County CA,,,in the Last Presidential ELection ..were...for Baraq Hussein Mohammed Obama.
The lefty-dominated school system, news media, entertainment community, and others, have each done a number on religious belief, particularly Christianity, over the past several decades. IMO, it is that which is primarily to blame.
There are still very few Muslims in America in terms of proportion or numbers. The real issue is court empowerment of the Muslims by rulings. Russia has a far greater proportion of Muslims, China has many times the Muslims in raw numbers. It’s really in the courts. Many groups would be insignificant without government help.
“U.S. has become notably less Christian, major study finds”
Ya think? Thanks PEW Research for pointing out the obvious. Abortion on demand, the normalization of homosexuality, sex, drugs, moral relativism, fake christianity, anemic churches, etc. In other shocking news, the sky is blue and the surface of the sun is hot, I mean really hot.
True Christianity has always existed as a remnant of whatever religion predominates a given land. It seems only when the church is persecuted is when it thrives.
many of this surveys are deliberately inaccurate.
ie “orthodox” is dumped into the jewish faith because of the orthodox jewish faith without consideration to the eastern orthodox faith.
ALSO it is quite the fashion to LIE to survey takers.
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