New Survey: Christianity Continues its Rapid Decline in the United States

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The religious landscape of the United States continues to change at a rapid clip. In Pew Research Center telephone surveys conducted in 2018 and 2019, 65% of American adults describe themselves as Christians when asked about their religion, down 12 percentage points over the past decade. Meanwhile, the religiously unaffiliated share of the population, consisting of people who describe their religious identity as atheist, agnostic or “nothing in particular,” now stands at 26%, up from 17% in 2009.

Both Protestantism and Catholicism are experiencing losses of population share.

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Gary:  What is causing this rapid decline?  My guess:  the Internet!  Never before have people had so much information at their fingertips.  Information is empowerment.  Uncensored, unfiltered information is the bright light exposing the dark recesses of religious dogma for what it is:  ignorant, fear-based superstitions.

And here is another question:  How long before the “unaffiliated” become the majority in the United States?

Not soon enough, in my opinion!

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6 thoughts on “New Survey: Christianity Continues its Rapid Decline in the United States

  1. Great and significant facts and stats mirroring the less popular, non-sensitized (for higher ratings), UN-broadcasted, UN-propagandized American social trends Gary. Thank you for sharing this! It is too bad that Populist-based social-media campaigns and specific PRIVATE news corporations feed and fuel the hyper-sensitized propaganda machine when it does not at all reflect the true, unbiased, feet-on-the-ground and door-to-door 1-on-1 interviews, reporting, and investigative journalism that takes many weeks or months to fairly, objectively accumulate.

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  2. Since the internet has caused such a rapid growth in belief in a flat-earth, it makes sense that people are leaving Truth for other incoherent beliefs, or non-beliefs.

    https://futurism.com/new-research-youtube-caused-flat-earther-epidemic

    View this collection on Medium.com

    Careful what you give credence to. The above cites research, here is anecdotal example of the internet’s false news being used to justify beliefs (and non-beliefs too). https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/babypost/johnsons-baby-fda-rumour_b_3253726.html

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    1. Congratulations! You’ve just ‘proven’ every apologetic website is full of bullshit.

      The Fallacy of the Day is:
      Arguing from 1 to infinity.

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      1. Exactly, Kos. Liam said, “it makes sense that people are leaving Truth for other incoherent beliefs…”

        And believing in first century, resurrected, into-space-levitating corpses is coherent???

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  3. I think you’re correct to say that the internet has much to do with the decline of U.S. citizens identifying themselves as Christian. I have a related theory. One of the major tenets of Christianity is the humans are “fallen” creatures. Preachers love to expound on that theme. We’re depraved, sinful, broken, hopeless, miserable beings who NEED to be saved.

    My theory is that most teens and young adults don’t feel one bit depraved. In fact, they feel absolutely fine and dandy, possibly because they are connected as never before with each other via social media. Plus, the standard-of-living norm is much higher than it was a hundred years ago when the evangelical revivals were going strong.

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