American Christians See A Rapid Decline In Numbers Over Past Decade: Study

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    Christians continue to be a swiftly dwindling demographic within America’s religious landscape, a new study from the Pew Research Center shows.

    About two-thirds of U.S. adults (65%) identify as Christian, a share that has plummeted by 12 percentage points over the last decade, according to Pew’s analysis of aggregated telephone surveys. On the other hand, the religiously unaffiliated now constitute over a quarter of the adult population (26%), up from 17% in 2009. 

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    Not rapid enough.  I’m still waiting for some offerings of barbecued goat; doesn’t anyone want to appease a Greek god before their house gets hit with a lightning bolt?

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    Any decline in the number of Xtians is good news. I know some nice Christians. They don’t attend church, don’t tell table prayers in restaurants, don’t think Trump was sent by Jesus… I think they might be Buddhists.

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    Americans becoming less Christian as over a quarter follow no religion

    The proportion of US adults who describe themselves as Christian has fallen to two-thirds, a drop of 12 percentage points over the past decade, according to data from the Pew Research Center.

    Over the same period, the proportion of those describing themselves as atheist, agnostic or “nothing in particular” has risen by 17 percentage points to more than a quarter of the adult population.

    Although churches and faith movements continue to exert strong political influence on the Trump administration and at the state level, the proportion of American adults attending religious services has declined.

    The proportion of US adults who are white born-again or evangelical Protestants – the religious group which strives hardest to see its political agenda adopted – is now 16%, down from 19% a decade ago.

    Jesus: Hey, Dad? God: Yes, Son? Jesus: Western civilization followed me home. Can I keep it? God: Certainly not! And put it down this minute--you don't know where it's been! Tom Robbins in Another Roadside Attraction

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