Religious Trends

Researchers double-checking polls on religion’s demise

"The increased reliance on web-based research for public opinion surveys is raising questions about the relevance of long-accepted political and social trends documented in decades of telephone polling. ... prominently and consistently reported declines in belief and church attendance may be less dramatic than reported over the past two or three decades." - BNGlobal

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LifeWay: Young adults keep Christian label, but fewer 'devout'

39 % say see themselves as devout Christians with strong faith in God. 27% see themselves as Christian, but not particularly devout. 14% affirm belief in God but are uncertain of Christianity. 11% consider themselves spiritual, but not religious. - BP News

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Record High Say Religion Can’t Answer Life’s Problems, Poll Shows

"The survey released Dec. 24, shows 72 percent of Americans say religion is important in their lives, including 51 percent who say it’s 'very important.' ...Only 46 percent of Americans say religion can 'answer all or most of today's problems' -- another record low and the first time the number has dipped below 50 percent.” - Christian Headlines

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Pew Research: How do European countries differ in religious commitment? interactive map

"Europeans generally are less religious than people in other parts of the world. But within Europe, there are sometimes sizable differences in levels of religious commitment, according to an analysis of recent Pew Research Center surveys in 34 countries." - Pew Research

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