Religious Trends

Is American Christianity on Its Last Legs? The Data Say Otherwise.

"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

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“According to recent surveys from both Gallup and Pew Research, more Americans than before have a negative opinion of church.”

"According to recent surveys from both Gallup and Pew Research, more Americans than before have a negative opinion of church." - Facts & Trends

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The more Americans know about evangelicals, the less they like them: study

"Americans with a high level of religious knowledge have a warmer view of Jews, Catholics, mainline Protestants and Buddhists than they have of evangelical Christians and are least warm to Muslims and atheists, according to a new study from the Pew Research Center." - Christian Examiner

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In ‘Seculosity,’ David Zahl traces society’s search for righteousness outside of the church

"A growing number of Americans do not follow a religion. But chances are that the details of their lives — from their phones and their politics to their dinner plates and how they raise their kids — are still ruled by some sort of a religious impulse, says author David Zahl." - RNS

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