Religious Trends

“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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Pew research: “Christians — as well as Jews and people of no faith — live in the smallest households.”

"And, again, researchers found that Christians — as well as Jews and people of no faith — live in the smallest households. In the U.S., the three groups live in similarly sized households, on average — 3.4 people for Christians, 3.2 for people of no faith and 3.0 for Jews... .Muslims across the globe live in the biggest households, with the average Muslim residing in a home of 6.4 people." - RNS

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“Young adults want authenticity, which is why, according to a recent poll, 67% of millennials said they’d prefer a ‘classic’ church over a ‘trendy’ one.”

"Traditional churches tend to hold onto their attendance numbers better than most. Young adults in search of a moral foundation want theological consistency, and they’re drifting toward churches that can offer both." - Washington Examiner

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Pew: In U.S., Decline of Christianity Continues at Rapid Pace

"65% of American adults describe themselves as Christians when asked about their religion, down 12 percentage points over the past decade. Meanwhile, the religiously unaffiliated share of the population, consisting of people who describe their religious identity as atheist, agnostic or 'nothing in particular,' now stands at 26%, up from 17% in 2009." - Pew

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