Religious Trends

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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“Although 61% of American millennials consider themselves to be Christian, just 2% of them were found to hold a biblical worldview”

"While millennials have shown the most radical shift away from the Bible, other generations did not fare much better. Only an estimated 9% of adults in both the Elder (75 and older) and Boomer generations (56 to 74 years of age) hold a biblical worldview." - C.Post

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Americans’ Confidence in Churches Increases Slightly for First Time in Seven Years

"For the first time since 2013, Americans’ confidence in the institution of the church increased in Gallup’s annual tracking poll. The percentage who say they have a great deal or quite a lot of confidence in the church climbed from 36% to 42%." - F&T

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Study: Slightly Fewer US adults say religious belief is matter of personal opinion . . . but it's still a majority

"The results show that while 60% of U.S. adults held the view that religious belief is a matter of personal opinion in 2018, that number dropped to 54% in 2020." - C.Post

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Biennial State of Theology survey: 30% of “evangelicals” believe Jesus isn’t God

"though the Bible and traditional teachings of the Christian Church hold that Jesus truly existed as both man and God, among the key findings of the biennial State of Theology survey from Ligonier Ministries conducted with LifeWay Research, is that 52% of American adults believe that Jesus was a great teacher and nothing more." - C.Post

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Survey: “a majority of people who describe themselves as Christian (52%) accept a ‘works-oriented’ means to God’s acceptance.”

"huge proportions of people associated with churches whose official doctrine says eternal salvation comes only from embracing Jesus Christ as savior believe that a person can qualify for Heaven by being or doing good. That includes close to half of all adults associated with Pentecostal (46%), mainline Protestant (44%), and evangelical (41%) churches. A much larger share of Catholics (70%) embrace that point of view." - AWVI 2020

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