Faith in Decline…

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A huge study just came out showing just how much religious affiliation in America has declined over recent years… Highlights from the findings include:

  • Over 1/4 of all people abandon the faith of their childhood at some point in their adult years in exchange for another religion or no religion at all
  • Hindus claim the highest childhood retention rate at 84%
  • Mainline protestant churches are in major decline / non-denominations are growing.  Key denominator: people are church hopping like crazy
  • 25% of American adults, ages 18-29, claim no religious affiliation at all (compared to 5% in the 1980’s)
  • Confidence in organized religion (especially ones with traditional forms) is dropping fast
  • The idea of America being a “protestant nation” is about to change…  The protestant majority is currently at 51% and falling…

Click on the following links for more info…

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~ by Shea Sumlin on February 25, 2008.

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