Friday, April 18, 2014

The Rise of Secular America


At the end of the 20th Century in 1999, 81% of Americans identified as Christians.  Today that percentage has dropped to 76%.  In the past 14 years Protestant churches have lost more than a fifth of their memberships.  Catholic membership has declined by 11% compared to 1999.  Some of these Christians may have simply changed their self-reported affiliation to Christian (non-specific), but a large number of Americans now report they have no religion or no religious affiliation.  In the past 14 years the percentage of Nones has almost doubled.

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