"Two recent books have taken up these questions in a markedly optimistic spirit: Glenn Stanton’s The Myth of the Dying Church: How Christianity is Actually Thriving in America and the World and Rick Richardson’s You Found Me: New Research on How Unchurched Nones, Millennials, and Irreligious are Surprisingly Open to Christian Faith." - Christianity Today
"We are seldom given any data that would help us weigh polls. For all we know, if someone told the BBC pollster he was a Christian (“describe themselves as Christian”), he was simply taken at his word. But suppose a survey reported, 'Of the scientists polled, 83% believe the moon is made of green cheese'... Wouldn’t everyone immediately challenge the survey’s definition of 'scientists'”?
The story of white Christian America is, among other things, a story of changing demographics, evolving attitudes toward organized religion, and an ensconced political establishment that some working class whites view as being lost at sea.