U.S. decline of Christianity continues at rapid pace By Casey Plunkett for American Thinker
GNN Note – The more of these reports I read the less I believe them. The church I attend is growing, not declining – what is your experience? Reporting on crimes of satanic globalist in Washington DC and on Wall Street for the past 7 years has proven that whatever “official narrative” is being pushed is usually the exact opposite of the truth. Catholic church could be in decline because of the issues with pedophilia and an out-of-control pope-on-dope calling for chrislam and other such blasphemy but I believe the Protestant and Orthodox Christian church is growing.
Pew Research Center has been conducting a series of studies on religious attitudes in the U.S. over the past decade and recently released its latest set of findings. As I approach “elderly discount eligibility,” I’m increasingly fascinated by shifts in generational attitudes and how they become manifest in politics. There is interesting data, on the heels of prior versions of this survey from ’14 and ’17, which is summarized below. I submit the polarity in the U.S. political realm is correlated with this tectonic shift in religious attitudes.
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- Adults identifying as Christians down 12% the past decade
- Adults identifying as “nones” (i.e. atheistic, agnostic or “nothing in particular”) up 9% the past decade
- Protestantism declining faster (down 8% to 43) than Catholicism (down 3% to 20) the past decade
- Church attendance (varying measures of frequency) down a range of 7-9%
- Millennials who identify as Christian down 16% the past decade — by far the biggest drop spanning the last four generations
- 79% of Republicans identify as Christian, compared with 55% for Democrats
- Republicans identifying as Christians down 6% vs. -17% for Democrats over the past decade
- 75% of Boomers identify as Christians vs. 49% with Millennials
- 40% of Millennials are “nones,” compared to 17% for Boomers and 10% for the Silent Generation
- “Nones” have increased by 30 million the past decade
- Catholics no longer a majority across Latinos — down from 57% to 47%
- 69% of women vs. 61% of men are Christians
- 23% of women vs. 30% of men are “nones”
- Biggest decline with Catholics in Northeast (-9)
- Biggest decline with Protestants in South (-11)
- 1/3 of Democrats are “Nones; 42% of White Democrats are “nones”; and 60% of Democrat-leaning attend church no more than a few times/year
- 20% of Black Democrats are “nones”, compared with 25% for Latinos
- 81% of White Republicans are Christian, vs 68% for Black and 78% for Latino
- % of Protestants who are Evangelical/Born Again up 3% the past decade