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Three Things that Need to Change About Church

"I doubt that many of my friends who have no religious affiliation could tell you concisely what it is they don’t believe. The time has come for ministers to stop assuming that people–even the ones already in the pews–have a good understanding of what the Gospel is and what the Christian faith teaches." - Conciliar Post

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2020 Census of American Religion: The Decline of White Christian America Slows

"The proportion of white Christians hit a low point in 2018, at 42%, and rebounded slightly in 2019 and 2020, to 44%. That tick upward indicates the decline is slowing from its pace of losing roughly 11% per decade." - PRRI

Related at RNS: Survey: White mainline Protestants outnumber white evangelicals, while ‘Nones’ shrink

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Is mixing religion and politics leading to rise of the 'nones'?

"The marrying of religion and politics among conservatives to create the well-known and powerful religious right that forms a voting bloc for the Republican Party has led some Americans to abandon their ties to the Christian faith and join the ranks of secularists, scholars argue in a new book." - C.Post

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Percentage of Christian registered voters drops 15% since 2008: Pew

"Registered Republican voters have seemingly moved away from God at a slower rate, dropping from 87% Christian in 2008 to 79% Christian in 2019. In comparison, the number of religiously unaffiliated voters has almost doubled from 15% to 28% in the same years." - C.Post

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Has America Reached Peak Atheism? Study Shows Growth Among Religious ‘Nones’ Declining

"Paul Djupe and Ryan Burge, co-authors of the Religion in Public blog, have analyzed data seemingly showing that the growth of 'nones' (combining atheists, agnostics, and those “nothing in particular”) could actually be 'slowing or possibly even slightly reversing.'" - FaithWire

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