Religious Trends

New from Pew: “Four-in-ten Americans perceive conflict between their religious beliefs and mainstream culture”

"The survey also shows, however, that Christians are somewhat more likely to think their religion’s perceived decline in influence is a temporary, rather than permanent, change. In addition, just one-in-five U.S. Christians, including a third of white evangelical Protestants, see themselves as members of a minority group because of their religious beliefs.

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3 in 5 Evangelicals Live in Asia or Africa

"Globally, evangelicals number 660 million and represent 26% of the world’s Christian population, according to estimates from researcher Sebastian Fath. In addition, the research fellow at the National Center for Scientific Research in France and specialist in the study of evangelicalism says more than 60% of evangelicals live in Asia or Africa." - F&T

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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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More Non-Evangelicals Are Calling Themselves Born Again

"It almost seems counterintuitive. While significant portions of the country jettison religion, others are increasingly identifying with a more devout expression of the faith. Across segments of Christianity—not just evangelical Protestants—Americans are heeding the scriptural call that “you must be born again” (John 3:7), even when the label has not historically been part of their faith traditions." - Christianity Today

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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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