Religious Trends

America’s Most Popular Worldview—Moralistic Therapeutic Deism

"New findings from the American Worldview Inventory 2021 show that nearly four out of 10 adults (38%) are more likely to embrace elements of MTD than other popular worldviews, including Biblical Theism (or a biblical worldview), Secular Humanism, Postmodernism, Nihilism, Marxism (along with its offshoot, Critical Theory) and Eastern Mysticism (also known as 'New Age')." - CRC

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Almost half of teens believe many religions may be true, Pew finds

"Among 13- to 17-year-old teenagers, 45 percent believe many religions may be true, far outpacing the 31 percent who believe only one religion is true, Pew said. A much smaller portion, 15 percent, believe there is little to no truth in any religion, and 8 percent believe no religion is true." - BPNews

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“Around the world, the number of professing Christians is on the rise.”

"Around the world, the number of professing Christians is on the rise. The Center for the Study of Global Christianity now estimates that the number of evangelicals and Protestants will grow by 50 percent from nearly one billion to more than 1.5 billion by 2050." - Ligonier

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“Stetzer’s research shows that ‘Convictional’ Christians... those who really believe in Christian teachings–are holding steady statistically.”

Post-Truth America Stitches Together Patchwork Worldview of Conflicting Beliefs and Values; “Syncretism” Top Worldview Among U.S. Adults

"According to the groundbreaking American Worldview Inventory 2021—the first survey of its kind to measure not only biblical worldview, but six prominent competing worldviews—found that the overwhelming majority of American adults lack a cohesive, coherent worldview, and instead substitute a patchwork of conflicting, often irreconcilable beliefs and values as they navigate life." - CRC

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Why Is Church Membership in America on the Decline?

"The decline in church membership appears to be primarily a result of more Americans expressing no religious preference....Most of the rest of the drop can be attributed to a decline in formal church membership among Americans who do have a religious preference.... Those in older generations who were likely to be church members are being replaced in the U.S. adult population by younger people less likely to join institutions." - TGC

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