Religious Trends

Cultural Research Center: What Does It Mean When People Say They Are “Christian”?

"...the vast majority of American adults (69%) self-identify as 'Christian' and embrace many basic tenets of the faith. But a closer look shows that at the same time, many in this group hold views clearly in conflict with traditional teachings and only 9% actually possess a biblical worldview" - CRC

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Study: 60% of allegedly Christian adults under 40 say Jesus isn’t only way to salvation; equal to Buddha, Muhammad

"More than 60% of born again Christians in America between the ages of 18 and 39 believe that Buddha, Muhammad and Jesus are all valid paths to salvation and over 30% say they either believe that Jesus sinned just like other people when He lived on Earth or aren’t sure, according to a new study." - C.Today

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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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Denominational switching among U.S. Jews: Reform Judaism gains, Conservative Judaism declines

"Overall, nearly nine-in-ten U.S. adults who were raised Jewish (88%) are still Jewish today. This includes 70% who identify with the Jewish religion and 18% who don’t identify with any religion but who consider themselves Jewish in some other way" - Pew

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