According to the Pew Research Center, the number of Evangelical, Catholic, and mainline Protestant believers is falling, while the number of those who don’t identify with any organized religion is growing.
Just under 71 percent of Americans called themselves Christians in 2014, compared to 78 percent in 2007.
Twenty-three percent identified themselves as atheist, agnostic, or no particular faith last year, compared to only 16 percent in 2007.
“What we’re seeing now is that the share of people who say religion is important to them is declining,” Greg Smith, associate director of research at the Pew Research Center, said. “The religiously unaffiliated are not just growing, but as they grow, they are becoming more secular.”
An analysis by Christianity Today, shows the drop in Evangelicals as a percentage of the population is slight, only about 1 percent less than seven years ago. Today, Evangelicals comprise about 25.4 percent of the population, as opposed to 26.3 percent in 2007.
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SOURCE: CBN News