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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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“Can people who are plagued with doubt feel welcomed by a church that is filled with those who are certain about what they believe?”

"Among those who never come to church, the share of Republicans has stayed exactly the same (27.3%) over the last 40 years, while the share of Democrats has dropped 7 percentage points, and independents have risen 7 points. If there was a relationship between politics and church attendance, it was that some people disaffiliated from both party and church." - RNS

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Young people who leave church no longer returning as they get older, new research shows

"In his analysis of data from the General Social Survey of five-year windows in which individuals were born spanning from 1965 to 1984 and published by the Barna Group, Ryan Burge...shows that younger generations raised in the church aren’t typically returning to church when compared with members of the 'Baby boomer' generation." - Christian Post

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Pew: In U.S., Decline of Christianity Continues at Rapid Pace

"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." - Pew

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“Are twentysomethings really such a ‘lost generation?’ Clydesdale and Graces-Foley give us reasons to be much more hopeful”

"The Twentysomething Soul widens the scope of this discussion with the authors’ original research, which draws from hundreds of interviews and thousands of surveys of twentysomethings across the nation. ...Clydesdale and Garces-Foley distill their work into seven major claims." - Christianity Today

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